2014-2015 37th Season

See this season's full concert list before it's too late. All events are free to the public.

The 2015 ALEA III International Composition Prize

31st International Composition Competition
6 premiere performances
2 cash prizes

The 31st ALEA III International Composition Competition has been announced. For information, guidelines and application form please check the links below.

About the Prize
Rules & Guidelines
Application Form

Finalists and Winner of the 2012 ALEA III International Composition Competition

The final stage of the 2012 competition took place on October 7, 2012.

ALEA III & Theodore Antoniou

Founded in 1978, ALEA III has had many firsts. Learn more about the history of ALEA and it's artistic director, Theodore Antoniou.

Bassoon and Friends

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 p.m.| Tsai Performance Center

Free admission

An evening with works of unusual instrumentation featuring multiple bassoons and more.


  • Michael Daugherty (USA) Bounce
  • Owen Underhill (Canada) Cantilena **
  • David Horne (Scotland) Aureole **
  • Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba) Merengue
  • Vaclav Nelhybel (Czech Republic) Concert Etudes for 4 Bassoons
  • Stefan Hakenberg (Germany) Days **
  • Brad Balliett (USA) Concerto Grody *

* World premiere, written for Janet Underhill
** Written for Janet Underhill


  • Janet Underhill, bassoon
  • Elisabeth Meryl Summers, bassoon
  • Margaret Phillips, bassoon
  • Reuben Stern, bassoon
  • Susan Telsey, bassoon
  • Sarina Wolfe, bassoon
  • Narissa Gogos, bassoon
  • Devon Nelson, bassoon
  • Diane Heffner, clarinet and bass clarinet
  • Manuel Garcia-Baro, piano
  • Leigh Wilson, snare drum

The Tsai Performance Center is located at 685 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, accessible by public transit on the B branch of the MBTA Green Line at Boston University East stop. Tel. 617/353-8724

Parking information is available at http://www.bu.edu/tsai/directions

Janet Underhill

Diane Haffner