NEC Alums in the news!
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!
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.
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
Conductor Hugh Wolff describes his work with the students of the New England Conservatory of Music and how individual works play a variety of roles for those students through the course of a season.
Hear about individual symphonies from NEC’s 2014-2015 season:
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 at 13:15
Schubert - Symphony No. 9 at 16:33
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 at 19:54
Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 at 21:26
Mahler - Symphony No. 9 at 23:47