Charles Peltz"The best game in Boston is the matching one I get to play every year: to put together the best young wind, brass, and percussion students in the country with the limitless catalogue of music from the Baroque to the freshest ink. No pieces too complex, no demands too great, all students able. It's really a very NEC thing—no limits. Let the games begin."
Charles Peltz

NEC's wind ensemble concerts begin at 7:30pm in order to welcome families, the after-work crowd, people with trains to catch, and anyone else who will be delighted by five centuries of spectacular music—but who can't stay up late.

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Upcoming performances

2016-01-27 Bedrossian: Transmission
2016-02-03 Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
2016-02-06 Prep Brass Seminar
2016-02-11 NEC Wind Ensemble + Peltz
2016-02-15 Kenneth Radnofsky
2016-02-20 Prep Horn Fest
2016-02-20 Prep Trumpet Fest
2016-02-23 NEC Symphonic Winds + Drury
2016-02-24 Honegger: Symphony no 2 for Trumpet and Strings
2016-03-05 Prep Brass Workshop
2016-03-05 Prep Trombone Fest
2016-03-08 Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor
2016-03-13 Muczynski: Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
2016-04-04 Beethoven + Schubert
2016-04-09 Prep Brass Seminar
2016-04-10 NEC Percussion Ensemble + Epstein
2016-04-12 NEC Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and Chamber Singers

Past performances

2015-09-27 Boston Double Reed Day
2015-09-28 Cage, Crumb, Druckman, Zorn
2015-10-13 NEC Wind Ensemble + Peltz
2015-10-22 Paula Robinson
2015-10-27 NEC Symphonic Winds + Drury, Wu
2015-11-10 NEC Wind Ensemble + Peltz
2015-11-15 NEC Percussion Ensemble + Epstein
2015-11-17 NEC Symphonic Winds + Drury
2015-12-02 NEC Symphonic Winds
2015-12-15 NEC Symphonic Winds
2015-12-17 NEC Wind Ensembles

Wind, brass & percussion ensembles at NEC