Sublime sounds for 135-years! The Boston Cecilia is the 2nd-oldest vocal music group in Boston, but we bring a stylish & fresh approach to our historically-informed performances. We are nationally renowned for our performances of Handel's dramatic works, and we love composers from Bach to Britten...and a few before & after!
Made by the famed Italian Guarneri family of luthiers in 1743, the Bonjour violin comes to life today in the hands of master violinist Vadim Repin. The Russian virtuoso coaxes heart-tugging tones from the gorgeous wooden body of the violin—whose acoustics have blossomed along with its value over the years—as well as the radio receiver inside the instrument. Praised for his "unshakable bravura" by the New York Times' Steve Smith, Repin drives the instrument with a muscular, energetic style.
Perhaps best known as a Marilyn Monroe movie from 1956, William Inge's Bus Stop begins with a snowstorm that strands a busload of passengers at a diner outside Kansas City. As the motley band—which includes a lovestruck cowboy and the nightclub singer he longs for—spend the night together, they fill the cold air with bluster, heartache, and laughter as they reach out tentatively for love. Huntington's former artistic director Nicholas Martin artfully unfolds the whole thing over the course of two hours, with two 10-minute intermissions for the audience to catch its breath after laughing and running wind sprints up and down the aisles.
Music connoisseurs and building buffs regard Symphony Hall as one of the finest concert halls in the world. Sixteen replicas of Greek and Roman statues line the walls, and its airy space lends a majestic resonance to each string pluck and unexpected sneeze. Opened in 1900, Symphony Hall was the first auditorium designed in accordance with scientifically derived acoustic principle, sloping inward to help focus the sound of the orchestra's stirring string renditions.
The Boston University Terriers men's basketball team defends its home court for another sneaker-squeaking season of exorbitant point totals. Fresh off their performance in the America East title game and the College Basketball Invitational semifinals, the Terriers are a preseason conference favorite. Agganis Arena's steep seating offers vertigo-inducing views of every fast break, daring three-point fadeaway, rim-rattling rebound, and spontaneous combustion. Witness an in-conference clash on the Binghamton, Maine and UMBC dates—or watch the Terriers get into a finger-snapping rumble with La Salle or St. Joseph's. Agganis Arena's six concession stands will keep your throat's cheering muscles greased with hot nacho cheese down to the last buzzer-beating bucket.