Ran Blake: Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell

NEC Blog - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:00
Ran Blake: Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell:

“Ran Blake was one of the architects of the Third Stream marriage between jazz and classical music. This program is a beautiful, delightful demonstration of how well that approach can work in the hands of a master. At age 80 Blake’s imagination and pianistic skills are undiminished. “


NEC Blog - Fri, 2015-07-24 09:07

Mahler symphony No 3

NEC Blog - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:00

Mahler symphony No 3

SLPC Construction: And the beat goes on!

NEC Construction News - Wed, 2015-07-22 10:39

Progress on the transformation of the parking lot into our new Student Life and Performance Center continues at an excellent pace.  Despite the heat, the weather has been cooperating and our pile driving continues on schedule.

The St. Botolph sidewalk will close during the week of July 27th through to the project’s completion.  Please take notice of the signage that will direct all pedestrian foot traffic on St Botolph Street to the Matthews Arena side of the street.  We will also be painting the cross walks to facilitate those crossings; our apologies for those extra footsteps!

Please continue to use caution and obey all signage in St. Botolph, as work continues on the bathrooms for ADA compliance.

Many thanks for your patience!


NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-07-22 09:00

Collaboration & Creativity Laboratory Video

Exploring El Sistema - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:10
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NEC Blog - Tue, 2015-07-21 09:00

Musical Service Residencies

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:37
"A few of my colleagues in the sector have voiced their growing concern over what might charitably be referred to as “Sistema Theatre.” You’ve probably seen the videos: giant massed orchestras, bright coloured shirts, exaggerated stage motion culminating in a strangely anti-social camera focus on hyperkinetic podium flailing. Spectacle has... Sistema Fellows Program


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Feed your brain with this amazing conversation.

NEC Blog - Thu, 2015-07-16 12:01

Feed your brain with this amazing conversation.


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Collaboration & Creativity Laboratory

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-07-13 12:05
As a classically-trained pianist, I admit I’ve hesitated to teach the creative process to my students because of my lack of training and experience. I love to sight-read. Put any piece of music in front of me and I welcome the challenge. Yet when prodded to improvise, I feel like... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, July edition

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-07-13 11:41
The July edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond, including an essay by Christine Witkowski (Sistema Fellow '10), is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Little Composers of St. Luke's

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-07-13 10:42
I’m uncomfortable with the label “The Creative.” When I hear that word, my brain projects a video in my mind: a brightly lit stage—empty—followed by the smooth voice of an announcer pronouncing “…and now, The Creative behind this innovative and disruptive project, Mr./Ms. So and So” followed by thunderous applause.... Sistema Fellows Program

Atlanta Music Project launches new site

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-07-13 10:16
According to a recent press release, the "Atlanta Music Project and The Kindezi Schools have formed a partnership to launch a flagship site for AMPlify, the choral music program of the Atlanta Music Project (AMP). Classes will begin in the fall of 2015 at The Kindezi School's West Lake campus.... Sistema Fellows Program