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31 Remarkable Moments in Jordan Hall
6. One of many outstanding moments with Frank Battisti conducting the Wind Ensemble during his tenure at NEC from 1969-2000.
5. NEC presented a partially staged version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice on October 10, 2012, featuring three Artist Diploma students from the Opera Studies program and Stephen Lord conducting the NEC Philharmonia. Follow this link to watch Jaime Korkos '11 G.D., '13 A.D. in "Che Faro Senza Euridice."
4. On March 8, 2012, jazz chair Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra performed a hit revival of pianist/composer Jaki Byard’s originals and arrangements. Featured artists on the program included Anthony Coleman, Fred Hersch, and NEC student Akenya Seymour. Listen to the concert on Instant Encore here.
3. The NEC Philharmonia concert on September 26, 2011 featured the first modern performance of the original version of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, under the baton of Hugh Wolff. View a selection from this outstanding concert here!
2. Coretta Scott King, an alumna from the class of 1954, was presented with an honorary doctorate by NEC President Gunther Schuller in 1971.
1. The Inaugural Concert in Jordan Hall took place on October 20, 1903, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing NEC Director George W. Chadwick's Dramatic Overture "Melpomene," Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.