Death of an international Greek composer, 83

Death of an international Greek composer, 83


norman lebrecht

December 27, 2018

We have been notified of the death of Theodore Antoniou, Professor Emeritus at Boston University.

Founder and artistic director of the Boston contemporary ensemble Alea III, he died yesterday in Athens.

Aside from a large volume of concert music, he wrote 150 scores for theatre and film.




  • Ricardo says:

    In 1983 I participated in the premiere of his “The G.B.Y.S.O. Music” written for the 29th anniversary concert of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, at Symphony Hall, Eiji Oue conducting. Good memories.
    Rest in peace.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    As a conductor he was a tireless supporter of new talent.

  • David says:

    His “Six Likes for Solo Tuba” is the greatest ever. I heard Roger Bobo play it on the radio years ago, it inspired me to be better.

  • CSquacialipe says:

    One of my favorite professors in college.

  • Federico Ermirio says:

    Theodore, a great Friend. His great impulse to contemporary music, his interest to introduce new composers from all over the world and to ask for new pieces are some of his efforts as a Musician complete protagonist of our time. He composed wonderful music with immense generousity.

  • Daniel Kravetz says:

    He taught at Stanford in the early 1970s, and I took a course in orchestration from him there.