Aldo Abreu, Director
This small ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate string players. This ensemble, which occasionally includes advanced recorder players, specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Purcell, Schmelzer, Rosenmuller, Woodcock, Vivaldi and Corelli. The Recorder and String Orchestra participates in several masterclasses with renowned guest artists who specialize in Baroque Music. Past guests have included Julie McKenzie and Julie Leven. Additionally, members of this group are able to audition for the opportunity to perform a Baroque concerto with the orchestra. While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-11.
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, 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at 11 AM in Williams Hall
Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 10:30 AM in Williams Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For audition requirements, click here.
Please submit an Absence Request Form to Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.
You may submit it in using one of the following methods:
- Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
- Scan and e-mail to Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Lisa Husseini
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Lisa Husseini, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager
NOTE: You will receive an email from Lisa Husseini when your absence has been approved.
Still have questions?
E-mail Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager or call (617) 585-1128.