Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Fabulous First Week & Fun Fourth!

It's been a great first week for the large program students as they being their music-filled summer! Already the YAVP and YAPP students have performed in their introductory vocal and piano recitals at the West Street Theatre, and the YAWE and YAO students are busy preparing for their first concerts that will be given this weekend at Ozawa Hall.

On Sunday the YAVP Faculty performed at Trinity Church as part of the Faculty Recital Series and Monday night's performance featured the BSO Brass Quintet. (Thomas Rolfs, trumpet; Thomas Siders, trumpet; James Sommerville, horn; Toby Oft, trombone; Mike Roylance, tuba) The quintet recital featured works by Ivan Jevtic, Giles Farnaby, Gunther Schuller, Leonard Bernstein, Jan Bach, and Malcolm Arnold. On Tuesday night the Vento Chiaro Wind Quintet (Joanna Goldstein, flute; Ana-Sofia Campesino, oboe; Chi-Ju Juliet Lai, clarinet; Alexandra Berndt, bassoon; Anne Howarth, horn) performed a recital with all works by living American composers- Gunther Schuller, Eric Ewazen, and John Harbison.

This past weekend also marked the Opening Weekend at Tanglewood! After the annual James Taylor Fourth of July Concerts (with special guest Taylor Swift), the Opening Weekend performances commenced starting with an all-Beethoven program on Friday evening, and weekend appearances by guest artists Joshua Bell and Bernadette Peters. The TMC Fellows also performed multiple concerts throughout the weekend at Ozawa Hall.

The Student Life Staff was hard at work welcoming the new BUTI students to campus with movie nights, hikes, yoga trips, and more! To celebrate the Fourth of July they threw the first annual "Field Day" behind Groton Place- a full-blown carnival complete with water balloons, donut-eating contests, face painting, games, prizes and more! The evening ended with a patriotic viewing of Captain America to the sounds of fireworks on the Tanglewood Main Grounds. The basketball tournament also continued this weekend as the students from the Copley and Hawthorne dorms defeated the Student Life Staff team on Sunday.

With many exciting events and performances coming up, it is sure to be a fantastic week! Check back soon for pictures from student concerts and rehearsals!

Click the link below to view photos from the 4th of July "Field Day"!

Click the link below to view photos from the most recent faculty recitals:

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