CAA Boston BSO Night

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The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston and the Barnard Club of Boston invite alumni and their guests to a special evening in concert with Ken-David Masur ‘02CC at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Come celebrate one of Columbia’s own, Ken-David Masur who leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring the music of Franz Liszt, Unsuk Chin and Robert Schumann. Before the concert, join fellow Columbia alumni for an exclusive pre-show reception with Ken-David Masur.

  • 6:30pm Columbia exclusive and intimate dinner-reception talk with Ken-David Masur
  • 8:00pm concert, informal reception continues at intermission

This event is in partnership with the CAA Arts Access Program. CAA Arts Access — previously known as the Columbia Alumni Arts League from 2007 to 2013 — has been opening doors to galleries, theaters, concert halls, and museums for more than 30,000 Columbia University alumni since its founding.

The Program

Ken-David Masur, the orchestra’s Assistant Conductor, leads the second BSO co-commission of the season, featuring Korean composer Unsuk Chin's Mannequin in its American premiere, inspired by a short story by the great 19th-century German music critic and fantasist E.T.A. Hoffmann. Opening the program is Franz Lizst's dark and virtuosic Totentanz, played by French pianist Louis Lortie. Closing these concerts is Robert Schumann's innovatively structured paean to the Rhine River, the composer's Symphony No.3. Visit the concert page for more information.


About Ken-David Masur

Conductor Ken-David Masur has been critically hailed as "fearless, bold" and a "life-force" [San Diego Union-Tribune] and "a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma"[Leipzig Volkszeitung]. He begins his appointment as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the 2014/15 season, when he also leads weeks with the San Diego, Munich, Nuremburg, and Omaha Symphonies.

Together with his wife, pianist Melinda Lee Masur, Ken-David Masur serves as Artistic Director of the Chelsea Music Festival (, an annual multi-media/multi-sensorial summer music festival in New York City, called “a gem of a series" by The New York Times. He also won a Grammy nomination from the Latin Recording Academy in the category "Best Classical Album of the Year" for his work as a producer of the album "Salon Buenos Aires."

Ken-David Masur received his B.A. from Columbia University in New York City. From 1999-2002 he served as the first Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus there, which toured Germany and released a critically acclaimed album of symphonies and cantatas by W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach. He received further music studies at the Leipzig Conservatory, the Detmold Academy, the Manhattan School of Music and the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin, where he was a five-year master student of Bass-Baritone Thomas Quasthoff. Masur studied conducting primarily with his father Kurt Masur.


Please note this event is SOLD OUT

November 07, 2015 at 6:30pm - 10pm

Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Yelena Dudochkin


$40.00 USD

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