2a. Mission Statement:
Alea III is the contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, a group devoted to promoting, playing, and teaching music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Founded in 1978, Alea III is the third such group organized by Music Director Theodore Antoniou. The ensemble is consistent with the music it embraces--flexible in size, open to experimentation and exploration. Over the years, Alea III has offered world-première opportunities for dozens of contemporary composers, often under the composer’s direction, and with extended program notes or comments. The group has performed more than 1,150 works by 648 composers---most of them living. Frequent international touring has enhanced the relationships of American performers with their colleagues and composers from other parts of the world. With its inspiration, several other contemporary groups have been formed, offering growing opportunity to young composers and musicians to play and comprehend contemporary music.
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2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.:
ALEA III presents six concerts each season in Boston. ONe of them is devoted to the International Composition Competition. A second one is devoted to the YOung Composers’ Workshop.
The remaining four present repertoire music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by senior and young composers, specially written for ALEA III.
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