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Friday, May 15, 2009

Marty's Retirement Party


While not the best of photos, here is a group shot of the first arrivals at Marty's retirement party last evening. From left to right: Armand, Jim, Michael, Allen (who drove up from North Carolina), Marty, and Eric. Soon the Boykan's house would fill up with his distinguished colleagues (past and present) and students (past and present) that he has known from 53 years of service on the faculty at Brandeis. At one point, I'm told that there were over 4o composers walking around the house. The food and drink was great, and Marty's wife Susan kept everyone well fed.
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