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2008 Press

Posted September 15, 2008
Somerville Journal
Tufts Celebrates the Life of Composer/Professor Emeritus T.J. Anderson
The music, influence, and 80th birthday of distinguished composer T. J. Anderson will be celebrated Friday, October 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, as part of Call and Response, a three day festival of new music in Tufts University's Granoff Music Center. Call and Response will include a variety of events focusing on both new music and African American composers. Click to continue.

Posted September 12, 2008
Press Release: Distinguished Composer T.J. Anderson to be Celebrated October 3-5, 2008
Click here for the official press release as a PDF. Click here for the T.J. Anderson Festival website including links to detailed biographies and other websites.

Posted March 3, 2008
Tufts Daily
Tufts Opera Ensemble sets new standard with "Dido & Aeneas"
Get your togas ready, Tufts! "Dido and Aeneas," the Opera Ensemble's first full-length opera performance, will play tonight through Sunday in Distler Performance Hall. Two talented casts will sing the opera, written by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, during this four-show run. Click here for more information.

Posted February 11, 2008
Inside Medford
Beantown Swing Orchestra at Chevalier Sunday
Mark your 2008 calendars for Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. and make plans to attend the Medford Family Concert at Chevalier Theatre! Presented by the Chevalier Theatre Organ Society and produced in collaboration with the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Schools, Springstep, and the Tufts Music Mentor Program. Click here for more information.

Posted February 11, 2008
Washingtunes Blog
Arabesque Music Ensemble: Three Musketeers Tour
The Arabesque Music Ensemble (formerly known as the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble) will be coming to Tufts University's Granoff Music Center on Tuesday, March 4, for a performance as part of their new national new to promote another legacy treasure of Arab World music. Click here for more information about the Arabesque Music Ensemble.

Posted February 8, 2008
The Observer
Choral Color
Walking out of Granoff Music Center after the "The Creature's Choir," I wondered about the performance I had just seen. It was a strange presentation; very unique. I realized that "The Creature's Choir" had shown me two things: a new perspective on animals, and that John McDonald and Jessica Bowers are extremely talented musicians. Click here to read the full article.

Posted February 1, 2008
Boston.Com
Providence to Medford
Outreach is all the rage among classical-music ensembles these days, but the Providence String Quartet outdoes most in this regard. The ensemble is the mainstay of Community Music Works, a group that offers a host of music lessons, workshops, mentoring, and free concerts to the underserved communities of Providence. The quartet visits Tufts University tomorrow night to play a concert centered on Dvorak's music. It also holds a preconcert panel discussion on music and community engagement. Call 617-627-3679 or visit CommunityMusicWorks.org for more information.

Posted January 31, 2008
Tufts Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Jean Foo, Music Magic
Tufts Graduate student Jean Y. Foo has accomplished a lot in twenty-five years. A native of Singapore, the music she's composed has been played in Japan, Egypt and the United States and she has lectured in, to name a few, Berlin, Germany and Beijing, China. Click here to read the full profile.

Posted January 31, 2008
Wicked Local News
Tufts Gives Grants to Local Organizations
MEDFORD - With the strained state of the economy, it's getting tougher and tougher to find extra money for the little things, whether it's a school read-a-thon or the purchase of necessary supplies. But that's just the type of community outreach Tufts University does, thanks to the donation of its employees and the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). Out of $22,000 in available funds distributed to the four communities which host the university — Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown — eight local organizations received a total of $5,850 in grants. Click here to read the full article.

Posted January 31, 2008
Tufts Daily
String Quartet to Assist Tufts in Community Outreach
It is a classic recipe that seems almost impossibly simple: Give a kid a violin, and he or she not only comes away with a few pretty tunes but also with a sense of accomplishment, dedication and confidence. This winning formula will be on display this Saturday when the Providence String Quartet performs pieces by Czech composer Antonín Dvorák at the Granoff Music Center. Click here to read the full article.


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