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Life as the Butler Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

Life as the Butler Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

At the beginning of this school year, my peers and I auditioned for seating placements within the orchestra, and I was appointed as concertmaster. This is the principal violin seat in the orchestra, and it has presented a whole new host of responsibilities.

Butler grad student to perform with Butler Symphony Orchestra

Butler graduate student Kelly Swensson is one of the country’s finest young bassoonists. Swensson, 24, will be performing a solo in Butler Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Feb. 24. Butler bassoon professor Douglas Spaniol remembers the first time he met Swensson. Swensson was a sixth grader who had recently picked up bassoon.

BSO paints vividly in Debussy Celebration concert

Clowes Memorial Hall was filled with the musical colors of Claude Debussy Sunday. They were heard as though through translucent clouds in the impressionist style that is synonymous with the name of this influential French composer. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth. The Butler Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Auldon

Children make music through community school

Twelve-year-old Selin Oh has been a part of the Butler University community longer than most Butler students. For three years, Selin’s mother drove her to Butler every Saturday to rehearse and study music through the Butler Community Arts School. The BCAS is an initiative of the Jordan College of Fine Arts that provides instruction in

More events to be ticketed this spring

Butler University community members will see an increase in the number of ticketed art events next semester with the opening of the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, administrators within the Jordan College of Fine Arts said. “We think,” JCFA Dean Ronald Caltabiano said, “that we will be able to charge

Installation ceremony this Saturday

Jim Danko will soon don his academic regalia and be inaugurated Saturday as Butler University’s 21st president. Danko said he envisions the event as a moment to think about both the present and the future of Butler. “I hope [the inauguration] energizes the community to think beyond the current ways of thinking,” Danko said. “It’s

School of music premieres new work for inauguration

The Butler University Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of an orchestral commission by renowned composer Akira Kobayashi next week. The concert is part of the inauguration celebration for new Butler University President Jim Danko. The piece, entitled “Astraea,” was written specifically for the BSO and accompanies the “Fire of Desire” art symposium at

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