2013-2014 36th Season

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

The 2012 ALEA III International Composition Prize

Please note that details of the 2013 competition have not yet been announced. Check back for more info later or review the 2012 materials using these links:

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 9, 2011.

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.

The Low C’s

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 p.m. | Tsai Performance Center

Free admission

Continuing the series of concerts featuring works of unusual instrumentation, this year we present pieces of 2-8 cellists, honoring Boston University’s Violoncello Department Professors and their studios.


  • Pierre Boulez  | Messagesquisse (for 7 cellos)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos  | Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (Introdução-Embolada - for 8 cellos)
  • Theodore Antoniou  | A Restless Octet (for 8 cellos)
  • Kaija Saariaho  | Neiges (Snow) I, II, IV (for 8 cellos)
  • Helmut Lachenmann  | Pression (for one cellist)
  • Samuel Zyman  | Suite for two Cellos (I, V)


The studios of Michael Reynolds and Rhonda Rider
  • Graham Boswell
  • Holly Garrett
  • Suah Kim
  • Cherry Kim
  • Yoonhee Ko
  • Hwakyung Jang
  • Hyun Ji Kwon
  • Stephen Marotto
  • Katie Youn
  • Sara Wilkins
Tiffany Chang, conductor

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

Tiffany Chang