Boston musical organizations respond to Marathon bombings

Posted on: April 26, 2013

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, and the New England Conservatory are among the Boston arts institutions responding to the Boston Marathon bombings. The BSO dedicated a concert to all those affected by the bombing, and invited the injured and their families to the concert as the orchestra’s guests. Through a partnership between the Boston University Medical Campus and the College of Fine Arts, BU students are performing at the Boston University Medical Campus for patients injured in the bombings. Students from BU’s School of Visual Arts are soliciting artwork for an exhibit, Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston, which will raise money for bombing victims. On April 28 at 2 p.m., students and faculty from the New England Conservatory will perform in “Music Heals: A Concert for Boston,” a free concert at the Church of the Covenant on Newbury Street. The concert is being organized by Colin Thurmond, a doctoral candidate at the conservatory, and will offer music ranging from Bach, De Falla, and Messiaen to piano improvisations and songs by Bob Dylan and Sarah Jarosz. The Boston Baroque ensemble was forced to cancel its April 19 concert while the city was in a lockdown emergency, and has offered ticketholders several ways to exchange or donate their tickets.

Posted April 26, 2013