InCite Arts Festival October 30-November 2 at the Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre Center, and Phillips Collection

September 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time, Boston University College of Fine Arts’ InCite Arts Festival will take place in Washington, D.C., October 30 through November 2, under the artistic direction of Olney Theatre Center’s Jim Petosa.

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Conceived to share the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the College’s schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, the InCite Arts Festival offers new and interdisciplinary programming that boasts an eclectic and compelling combination of titles and artists. After two successful festivals in New York City, InCite seeks to widen its impact by coming to Washington, D.C., another significant American cultural center. This festival celebrates the ongoing exploration of both the natural and unique relationships that form when arts, science, and politics intersect.

The Boston University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Hoose, will perform the world premiere of Nolan Gasser’s Cosmic Reflection: A Narrated Symphony, op. 15 on November 2 at the Kennedy Center as part of a program that also includes the American Brass Quintet. Cosmic Reflection was commissioned by Pierre Schwob to celebrate the first year in orbit of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The evening is presented by Classical Archives, the largest online music subscription service dedicated to classical music.

Two productions will be presented at Olney Theatre Center on October 31 and November 1: Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn’s collaboration, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, and the one-act opera, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, composed by Michael Nyman (best known for his film score for “The Piano”) from the essay by noted neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. Jim Petosa directs recent alumni of the College of Fine Arts in both productions.

In addition to these performances, InCite Arts Festival will include “Color and Light,” a reception and gallery talk at The Phillips Collection on October 30, given by painter Richard Raiselis, Associate Professor of Art at the BU School of Visual Arts. Some of the works to be shown and discussed in the informal talk are by John Walker, renowned painter and Professor and Chair of the Graduate Painting program at the BU School of Visual Arts.

A complete schedule of events with ticketing information is available at www.bu.edu/cfa/incite or by calling 617.353.3350.

SOURCE Boston University

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