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    Banned in Boston

    Presented by at Tsai Performance Center

    October 5, 2013


    Banned in Boston

    Martin Brody: Scene from Bisclavret world premiere
    Gunther Schuller: Sonata Serenata
    Robert X. Rodriguez: Tango
         Frank Kelley, tenor  

    Boston Musica Viva opens its 45th Season with a performance celebrating defiance in art forms. Robert X. Rodriguez' one-man opera, Tango, explores the controversial craze that swept the world in the early 20th Century despite being banned in Boston, other places, and even by the Pope. Martin Brody's Scene, from an opera in progress, tells a French medieval tale about a nobleman-turned-werewolf who ultimately has revenge over the betrayal by his wife, and reverses his transformation. Gunther Schuller's Sonata Serenata, in contrast, honors artistic innovation with an inspired tribute to legendary jazz violinist Joe Venuti.

    Tsai Performance Center

    Boston University
    685 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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    Admission Info:

    $30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $20 35 & Under, $10 Students / Children
    (All seats general admission)

    General Day and Time Info:

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

    Phone: 617-354-6910


    Metered parking is available along Commonwealth Avenue, Bay State Road, and Granby Street. Meters are free after 6pm daily as well as all day on Sunday. Street parking is the best option on Saturday evenings and Sundays.

    Parking facilities are located at 665 Commonwealth Avenue (Granby Lot) and 549 Commonwealth Avenue (Kenmore Lot).  A flat rate of $10 is offered after 3pm and on Saturdays, but rates do increase when events are scheduled at Fenway Park. Please note these lots are typically not open on Saturday evenings or Sunday, so we suggest street parking during those times. Your vehicle may be subject to towing if you park in a BU parking lot without the appropriate permit/pass.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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