Hello Thursday.

NEC Blog - Thu, 2015-10-08 07:30

Hello Thursday.

Did you know that the words “The Best is Yet to Come” are...

NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-10-07 09:00

Did you know that the words “The Best is Yet to Come” are inscribed on Sinatra’s tombstone, and the song was the last one he performed live, on February 25, 1995. We love this version with Count Basie too!


NEC Blog - Wed, 2015-10-07 07:50

Getting ready for next week’s Sinatra concert with the NEC Jazz...

NEC Blog - Tue, 2015-10-06 19:00

Getting ready for next week’s Sinatra concert with the NEC Jazz Orchestra with a hefty dose of some old favorites. Be prepared.

Afternoon on Gainsborough.

NEC Blog - Tue, 2015-10-06 13:47

Afternoon on Gainsborough.


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The Magic of Serendipity

Huffington College - Tue, 2015-09-29 17:55
My wife and I were recently in Amsterdam revisiting the major art museums and enjoying that wonderful freedom which makes this city so extraordinary. The weather had been really hot, and on this particular day, the heat had joined forces with a great tumult of humidity. Tony Woodcock http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-woodcock/


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Interview from Public Radio Tulsa

Jose-Luis Estrada - Sat, 2015-09-26 21:15

From Public Radio Tulsa: 

On this edition of Studio Tulsa, we learn about the nonprofit program known as Sistema Tulsa. Per its website, Sistema Tulsa"envisions how a comprehensive and inclusive music program can positively impact the social, cognitive, and aesthetic realms of youth development. Supported by partnerships with the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and the Tulsa Public Schools, Sistema Tulsa plans to provide a model for accessible, ensemble-based music programs that enrich the lives of local youth across varied underserved communities. Inspired by the philosophy and values of El Sistema in Venezuela, the program aspires to grow and support youth musical ensembles that exemplify and nurture the pursuit of excellence and high aspiration. 

In this edition of Studio Tulsa, Jose Luis speaks "both eloquently and incisively about the profound ways in which music can enrich the lives of students -- as well as the families and communities of those students." 

Listen here: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sistema-tulsa-education-enrichment-mentoring-empowerment-and-social-changethrough-music#stream/0


NEC Blog - Fri, 2015-09-25 07:50

SerHacer grants awarded

Exploring El Sistema - Thu, 2015-09-24 22:15
Congratulations to Julie Davis (Sistema Fellow '12), Avi Mehta (Sistema Fellow '12), and Graciela Briceno (Sistema Fellow '11) whose El Sistema-inspired programs are among 18 intensive ensemble-based music education programs across the state to be awarded three-year operating funding, instruments, and professional development opportunities by the Massachusetts Cultural Council! Learn... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, September edition

Exploring El Sistema - Thu, 2015-09-24 22:09
The September 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 about student instruments by Avi Mehta (Sistema Fellow '12), is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Striving to be better

Exploring El Sistema - Thu, 2015-09-24 22:05
It is absolutely invigorating to be in the room with 60 children completely immersed in performing a piece of music together – counting under their breath, listening and watching as if their life depended on it, eyes shining with pride when they hit their highest note without a squeak. Our... Sistema Fellows Program