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Tison Street

Born: May 20, 1943

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Tison Street

Date of Birth : May 20, 1943
Birth Place : Boston

Tison C. Street is an American composer of contemporary classical music and violinist. He studied violin with Einar Hansen from 1951 to 1959. He later studied composition at Harvard University with Leon Kirchner and David Del Tredici, receiving B.A. and M.A. degrees. In 1973 he won the Rome Prize and spent a year at the American Academy in Rome. His compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Boston Classical Orchestra. As a violinist, he has performed with Alea III, the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Harvard Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. He performed the violin parts for Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach in its 1984 revival. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, Boston University, and Amherst College.

Also known as


  • Tison C. Street

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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