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Music Department to host BSO Community Chamber Music Series

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BSO Community Chamber Music Series

Five Free Concerts at Northeastern’s Fenway Center
Hosted by the Music Department

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will bring five free concerts to the Northeastern campus, as part of the BSO’s 2011-12 Community Chamber Music Series.  The concerts will be held on November 11, January 27, February 24, March 16, and April 13—all at 1:30 pm.  Now in its fifteenth season, the series was previously held in a function room at Symphony Hall.  The move to Northeastern allows a larger audience to attend the concerts, and takes advantage of the Fenway Center’s outstanding acoustics. Students and faculty in the music department at Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design will take an active role in the concert series, leading pre-concert talks and providing program notes, as well as handling behind-the-scenes work such as recording the concerts for the archives.

Music Department Chair Anthony De Ritis said, “it is a honor and a pleasure to have the Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber Music Series in residence at Northeastern this year. These concerts represent another chapter in the long-standing relationship between the BSO and the Music Department.  Northeastern collaborated with the BSO on the innovative Online Conservatory website, the BSO was a partner in our Fusion Arts Exchange program with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Exchange, and we are partnering this semester on a new Honors Program course called, What’s Playing At Symphony? where NU Honors students enjoy BSO performances as part of their course requirements. The Fenway Center is only one block from Symphony Hall, but having BSO musicians come right here to perform enriches our campus immensely.”

Tickets are free, and may be reserved by visiting tickets.neu.edu. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.  For more information, contact Arthur Rishi, Concert Coordinator, at (617) 373-2671 (a.rishi@neu.edu)