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Private Pre-Concert Lecture and Trip to the BSO

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, join members of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston for a private PBK lecture on Johannes Brahms (1833-97) and his music, followed a trip to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to hear an all-Brahms program.

The lecture will be given by Brahms scholar and PBK Boston board member Jacquelyn Sholes. Dr. Sholes serves on the faculty of the Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology at Boston University, as Acting Co-Director of the University’s Center for Beethoven Research, and as President of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society. She is the author of the book Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms’s Instrumental Music, forthcoming in Spring 2018 from Indiana University Press. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3 PM at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, located at 121 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02115. The area is easily accessible by MBTA, and nearby street parking is available.

Following the talk, we will find a nearby location to share dinner and then travel individually to Symphony Hall (301 Mass. Ave., Boston, 02115) for the concert, which begins at 8 PM. World-renowned conductor Bernard Haitink will conduct the celebrated pianist Emanuel Ax and the BSO in a performance of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto and Second Symphony. Tickets may be purchased individually at the BSO’s website at https://www.bso.org/. If you want to be sure to be seated near other PBK Boston attendees, please contact Jacquelyn Sholes for additional information.

Guests are welcome, as are those who prefer to attend only the lecture or only the concert.

RSVP to Jacquelyn Sholes at jsholespbkboston at gmail dot com.


May 5
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Jacquelyn Sholes


Pardee School, Boston University
121 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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