Fondue in Blue George's Isand, Boston Harbor Islands TSB partnered with the Boston Harbor Island Alliance's summer programming series to present Fondue in Blue. We explored some of America’s rich social tapestry through new music, popular songs, and intriguing videos in attempting to give deeper perspectives on our nation’s cultural complexities. FeaturedMia Friedman—winner of the John Lennon International Song Competition and friends.
The Sounding Board Website Launch Party Cloud Place The Sounding Board's official launch party and website release featured a solo violin performance by TSB Artistic Advisor Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), two movements of DBR's King Quartet performed by the composer, Tessa Lark (violin), Jaya Varma (violin), Tony Parce (viola) and Mike Dahlberg (cello), and a movement of Bach's 1st cello suite . The program also featured Something's Coming from Bernstein's West Side Story and the world premiere of TSB's theme song (Horowitz) performed by Aubrey Johnson (vocals) and Andrew Horowitz (keys). Commentary by NH State Representative Marilinda Garcia.
Race and Culture in the Age of Obama Northeastern University's Fenway Center This production took a musical glance at race and culture in the age of Obama. The evening featured Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) conducting his hip-hop pop infused Symphony for the Dance Floor, and works by Caroline Park and Jason Belcher. The panel discussion included Pulitzer Prize winning composer Gunther Schuller, DBR, Bill Lowe and Donnie Perkins.
Rights and Responsibilities During Wartime New England Conservatory's Brown Hall This was the first ever Musical Diplomacy program. It featured an NPR inspired work by Greg Nicolett, Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, as well as compositions by Albert Oppenheimer and Derek David. The post-concert discussion featured a panel of speakers including Farah Stockman (Boston Globe), Hurst Hannum (Tufts' Fletcher School) and Dr. James Keagle (National Defense University).