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Page 8 POSTGAZETTE, APRIL 29, 2011 Christopher Wilkins Named Music Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra Christopher Wilkins Jeff Makholm, Chair of the Boston Landmarks Orches- tra and Stephen Symchych, Search Committee Chair, announced that Christopher Wilkins will serve as the Boston Landmarks Orches- tra's new music director be- ginning immediately. Wil- kins also serves as Music Director of both the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Akron Symphony Or- chestra and will continue in those positions. "We are thrilled that Chris said yes," said Makholm. "We believe he will further the vision of our founder, Charles Ansbacher, who died last year, to break down the barriers for people to experience the thrill of hear- ing great orchestral music by providing free concerts at our home at the DCR's Hatch Shell and in the community." Ansbacher's wife, Ambas- sador Swanee Hunt com- mented, "Charles had great confidence in Chris, as a conductor and as a civic leader. I'm sure that on opening night this summer he'll be dancing." "We chose Chris because he fervently believes in col- laborations with other insti- tutions and that perfor- mances for young people, where they can interact with the musicians, are intrinsic to fostering a thriving cul- tural community in the fu- ture," continued Symchych. Wilkins has roots in this area. Born in Boston with his parents still living in Con- cord, he attended Milton Academy and earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1978. In 1979-80, he attended the Hochschule der Ktinste in West Berlin, as a recipient of the John Knowles Paine traveling fellowship, awarded by the Harvard music department. As an oboist, he performed with many en- sembles in Massachusetts, including the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra at Tanglewood and the Boston Philharmonic under Ben- jamin Zander. He studied with Otto-Werner Mueller at Yale University, receiving his master of music degree in 1981, and was a con- ducting fellow at the Berk- shire Music Center at Tanglewood. As a guest conductor, Mr. Wilkins has appeared with many of the leading orches- tras of the United States and abroad. He has served as Music Director of the San Antonio Symphony, where he and the orchestra re- ceived the Morton Gould Award for creative program- ming. He led the Colorado Springs Symphony and is currently Artistic Advisor to the Opera Theatre of the Rockies there. He also served as resident conduc- tor of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. He was asso- ciate conductor of the Utah Symphony, assisting his former teacher Joseph Silverstein; assistant con- ductor of the Cleveland Or- chestra under Music Direc- tor Christoph yon Dohnnyi; and conducting assistant with the Oregon Symphony under Music Director James DePreist. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra's official season will open at the DCR's Hatch Shell on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm and run every Wednesday night through August 31. In addition, the Orchestra will perform in Jamaica Plain on July 31 and its Concerts for Children will take place in collabora- tion with Project. STEP at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury and in Dorchester. Other upcoming events include a free pre- view of the season with a string ensemble from th'e Orchestra at Shreve, Crump & Low on May 5 and the Orchestra's annual Gala to be held this year at the State House on June 13. LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine Donato Frattaroli 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 617.367.2353 -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- Private dining rooms for any occasion "u i N ./ David J. Saliba Attorney at Law Can the tenant collect from the landlord for injuries received in the apartment? BISHOP v. TES REALTY TRUST SJC- 10696 SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS 459 Mass. 9; 2011 November 4, 2010, Argued * March 1, 2011, Decided The tenant sent the land- lord a written complaint about a leaking roof; the landlord had only part of it repaired. Plaster fell from the roof; into the tenant's eye, causing her to fall and injure her shoulder. The trial judge decided that the Plaintiff had no case be- cause the lease said the ten- ant was responsible for all repairs to the premises. Trial Judge refused to let the jury decide the case. The Supreme Judicial Court overruled the trial judge. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the Trial Court to let the jury decide if the landlord was liable. Under G.L.c. 186, 19, after receiving the required notice of an unsafe con- dition, not caused by the tenant, in a portion of the premises controlled by the tenant, the tenant's invitee, or a subtenant, a "landlord or lessor of any real estate except an owner occupied two or three-family dwelling" owes a duty to exercise rea- sonable care to remedy the unsafe condition. If a tenant or any person lawfully on the premises is injured as a result of the failure to cor- rect the unsafe condition within a reasonable time, the injured party has a right of action in tort against the landlord for damages. A land- lord may not obtain a waiver of this duty in any lease or other rental agreement; any such waiver "shall be void and unenforceable." So land- lords beware. Your tenant can make you pay for an injury caused by a defect in the rented apartment even if the lease says you are not re- sponsible and even if the lease provides that the ten- ant is responsible for repair- ing any defects to the rented premises. SUFFOLK DOWNS" 2011 Live Racing Season Begins Saturday, May 21 "t The 2011 live racing sea- son at Suffolk Downs, featur- ing significantly increased purses from a year ago, will begin Saturday, May 21 st and continue through Novem- ber 5 th, the track announced today as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season. As was the case last year when the track celebrated its 75 th anniversary, Open- ing Day coincides with the running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of racing's Triple Crown. Spe- cial first post time on Open- ing Day is 1:15 p.m. Parking and admission will be free on Opening Day and for the duration of the live meet, the track announced. Daily overnight purses for the meet will be $103,125, which represents a 30% increase from 2010 purse levels. After the May 21 st opening, live racing will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for the remainder of the meet. The final week of the meet will include a special Friday card in con- junction with the start of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will take place November 4 th and 5 th. Additional racing days will be scheduled in the summer and fall to ensure the track meets its statutory and contractual requirements. Usual first race post time begins at 12:45 p.m. "As we embark on our 76 th year, we're excited about the adjustments we have made to our racing program," said Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs' Chief Operating Officer. "With increased purse lev- els, a later start date and a 3-day racing schedule, we feel that we can offer a bet- ter racing product with more competitive fields which will be attractive to fans and financially rewarding to our horsemen." An additional attraction for -horseplayers the low ...... ering of the base wager on the Pick Four from one dol- lar to 50 cents. The Pick Four is offered daily on the final four races on the card. The 50-cent Pick Four will complement the 10-cent superfecta on the exotic wagering menu. The 10-cent superfecta was introduced on a limited basis in 2007 and has been available on all races since 2009. Suffolk Downs will host Boston's Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7 th. In addi- tion to the standard simul- cast areas, fans will be able to watch the Derby and other races on a giant out- door television screen as part of a festival featur- ing live music, a selection of popular barbecue food items, and a variety of beer options and specialty cocktails. The track will continue to honor individuals and groups who have dedicated themselves to worthy causes in the local community throughout the season through its "Community Winner's Circle" program. The program was estab- lished in 2008 as a con- tinuation of the track's long- standing community out- reach program. Each "Com- munity Winner's Circle" honoree is recognized by the track in a winner's circle ceremony and with a contri- bution to a cause of their choice. About Suffolk Downs: Founded in 1935, Suffolk Downs has been a gaming and entertainment venue in the city of Boston for over 75 years. It is New England's only remaining active thor- oughbred racetrack. Rich in history, Suffolk Downs has hosted Hall of Fame horses Seabiscuit, Whirlaway and Cigar, and has been the site of performances by world- renowned entertainers, in- cluding the Beatles and Aerosmith. Leave the DELIVERY to Usl With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year.  Or Vear G o &dJscription Fill out coupon below and mail with payment to: Post-Gazette, PO Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 I would like to send a one year Gift Subscription of the Boston Post-Gazette to the following person(s). I have enclosed $30 per subscription. Recipient Name Giver Name Address Address City City State Zip State Zip Phone Phone