Music was my refuge.

NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-08-12 11:00


Music was my refuge.

Nielsen: Wind Quintet

NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-08-12 08:45


Nielsen: Wind Quintet

Checking in at the construction site: Crane is gone, digger is...

NEC Blog - Tue, 2015-08-11 11:01


Checking in at the construction site: Crane is gone, digger is here and we have signs!

Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

NEC Blog - Tue, 2015-08-11 09:00


Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

Naturally.

NEC Blog - Mon, 2015-08-10 11:42


Naturally.

Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano mvt. 1 Moderato feat. James...

NEC Blog - Mon, 2015-08-10 09:30


Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano mvt. 1 Moderato feat. James Galway

Making our hearts happy

NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-08-05 09:42


Making our hearts happy

Making aspects of the Sistema Fellows Program's curriculum accessible to local musicians

Exploring El Sistema - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:12
I am pleased to announce that, starting in September 2015, NEC will offer a brand new two-part course about designing community-based residencies through its School of Continuing Education. Building on curriculum developed specifically for the Sistema Fellows Program (2009-2014), the goal is to help local musicians, including NEC alumni and... Sistema Fellows Program

Morning soundtrack to counteract: delayed trains, cat hairballs,...

NEC Blog - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:55


Morning soundtrack to counteract: delayed trains, cat hairballs, mosquito bites, and anything else that the day has thrown at you already…not that we know anything about any of those things….

Jason Moran and Robert Glasper

NEC Blog - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:50


Jason Moran and Robert Glasper

Encore after encore after encore - despite our best efforts, the...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09


Encore after encore after encore - despite our best efforts, the YS tour in Ireland had to come to an end. Our last concert in the National Concert Hall was a truly incredible experience. Thanks to Emily Tuan for making this trip possible, our chaperones for keeping this trip fun (and safe), and of course, Mr. K for his enthusiasm and passion. Goodbye and thank you, Ireland!

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Some pictures from Dublin - the “most photographed”...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09








Some pictures from Dublin - the “most photographed” door in the city, Trinity College (where we caught a glimpse of the fascinating, ancient Book of Kells), a beautiful mural we happened upon by chance, and the Merry Ploughboy pub, where YS’ farewell luncheon was accompanied by traditional Irish tunes, and followed by a spot of Irish step dancing!

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Ending our stay in Derry with a lovely concert in the gorgeous...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09


Ending our stay in Derry with a lovely concert in the gorgeous Guild Hall, shared with the incredible local chorus Codetta! Off to Dublin in a bit. The end of the YS tour draws nearer, much to our chagrin…

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Thankfully, no one in YS felt the need to get a haircut today in...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09


Thankfully, no one in YS felt the need to get a haircut today in Derry…

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Some iconic murals from Free Derry. Here’s to peace and...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09




Some iconic murals from Free Derry. Here’s to peace and friendship, both here and everywhere else in the world.

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Incredible walking tour of Derry! The fascinating and tragic...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09




Incredible walking tour of Derry! The fascinating and tragic history of this city inspires a great deal of respect for its inhabitants. Hopefully, YS’ two upcoming concerts will do them justice!

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Just finished playing an incredible concert in Galway!...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:08


Just finished playing an incredible concert in Galway! In attendance was the Mayor of Galway, along with a wonderfully enthusiastic audience. YS will miss Galway terribly as we head off to Derry tomorrow!

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Our tour of Ireland continues with a visit to a workshop...

Preparatory School - Thu, 2015-07-30 14:08








Our tour of Ireland continues with a visit to a workshop specializing in Connemara marble, an excursion to a peat bog, and some time to explore a truly bewitching chapel, all narrated by Connor, our wonderful tour guide, and driven to by Frank, bus driver extraordinaire!

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