NEC at Symphony Hall

New England Conservatory offers orchestra concerts virtually every week of the year. The 2013/2014 season's grand finale comes on April 23, when Hugh Wolff takes the NEC Philharmonia back to Boston's Symphony Hall in their first appearance there since 2010. The concert is presented in association with the Celebrity Series of Boston.

In the College, which trains adults who are on the brink of careers with professional orchestras, Hugh Wolff is NEC's Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras, and personally conducts many of the NEC Philharmonia's concerts. Donald Palma coaches the conductorless NEC Chamber Orchestra. David Loebel, Associate Director of Orchestras, conducts most of the NEC Symphony Orchestra's season, and is also now music director of NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, which spearheads the Preparatory School's multitiered system along with the Youth Symphony, led by Steven Karidoyanes

Upcoming performances

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2014-09-12 A Far Cry
2014-10-01 NEC Philharmonia + Wolff
2014-10-08 NEC Philharmonia + Loebel
2014-10-15 NEC Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-05 NEC Philharmonia + Wolff 
2014-11-12 NEC Symphony + Biss 
2014-11-19 NEC Chamber Orchestra 
2015-02-04 NEC Symphony + Loebel, Lee
2015-02-11 NEC Philharmonia + Wolff 
2015-02-25 NEC Chamber Orchestra 
2015-03-04 NEC Symphony + Loebel 
2015-03-11 NEC Philharmonia + Weilerstein
2015-04-01 NEC Philharmonia + Bakels 
2015-04-08 NEC Symphony + Wolff 
2015-04-29 NEC Philharmonia + Wolff

Past performances

2013-07-27 Festival Youth Orchestra + Bolter

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