Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to beginning string and wind players.  This ensemble specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Susato, Attaignant, and Purcell.  While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-9.
 
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: Saturdays, 3-4pm, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: August 29-30, 2015

Seating audition requirement:  Students should prepare two contrasting pieces or two constrasting movements of the same work.

2015-2016 Calendar

SEPTEMBER           
12     PBE rehearsals begin   
19     PBE rehearsal
26     PBE rehearsal


OCTOBER
3    PBE rehearsal
10   PBE rehearsal
17    PBE rehearsal
24    PBE rehearsal
31    PBE rehearsal


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

DECEMBER
5      PBE rehearsal
12    PBE rehearsal
19    PBE rehearsal
   
DEC 20-JAN 8
NO PBE REHEARSAL

JANUARY   
9        PBE rehearsal
16       PBE rehearsal
23       PBE rehearsal
30      PBE rehearsal
31      PBE Concert
         Baroque Ensembles Concert
        11am in Williams Hall
Call Times TBA

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

MARCH
5       PBE rehearsal
12     NO PBE REHEARSAL
19      PBE rehearsal
26      PBE rehearsal

APRIL
2      PBE rehearsal
9      PBE rehearsal
16     PBE rehearsal
23     PBE rehearsal
30     PBE rehearsal

MAY
8-20     Large Ensemble Auditions
7      PBE rehearsal
14     PBE rehearsal
21     PBE rehearsal
25     PBE Concert
         Baroque Ensembles Concert
         11am in Williams

* 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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