Aldo Abreu, director

This small ensemble is open by audition to intermediate string and wind players.  This ensemble specializes in repertoire from the Baroque period, including works by Handel, Purcell, Scheidt and Boyce.  While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: September 6-7, 2014

Seating audition requirement:  Students should prepare two contrasting solos or two contrasting movements from the same piece.

2014-2015 Concerts

January 25, 2015 as part of the Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA

May 24, 2015, as part of the Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA

 

2014-15 Calendar

SEPTEMBER

12     FBE rehearsals begin
19     FBE rehearsal
26     FBE rehearsal


OCTOBER
3       FBE rehearsal
10     FBE rehearsal
17     FBE rehearsal
24     FBE rehearsal
31     NO FBE REHEARSAL


NOVEMBER
7      FBE rehearsal
14    NO FBE REHEARSAL
21    FBE rehearsal
28    NO FBE REHEARSAL   
       HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DECEMBER
5      FBE rehearsal
12    FBE rehearsal
19    FBE rehearsal

DEC. 20- JAN. 8 NO FBE

JANUARY   
9       FBE rehearsal
16     FBE rehearsal
23     FBE rehearsal
25    PBE CONCERT
        Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA
30    FBE rehearsal

FEBRUARY
6       FBE rehearsal
13     FBE rehearsal
20     NO FBE REHEARSAL
27     FBE rehearsal

MARCH
6      FBE rehearsal
13    FBE rehearsal
20    FBE rehearsal
27    FBE rehearsal

APRIL
3      NO FBE REHEARSAL
10     FBE rehearsal
17     FBE rehearsal
24    NO FBE REHEARSAL

MAY
3-17     Large Ensemble Auditions
1        FBE rehearsal
8         FBE rehearsal
15       FBE rehearsal
22       FBE rehearsal
24       PBE CONCERT
           Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA
29       NO FBE REHEARSAL

*All dates are subject to change

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2014-08-07


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