Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate players.  This orchestra specializes in virtuoso music from the Baroque period (1600 – 1750), and features the works of Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli, Telemann, and Marcello among others. The Baroque Chamber Orchestra also participates in several masterclasses with renowned guest artists who specialize in Baroque music. Prior guest artists have included Martin Pearlman of Boston Baroque, violinist Christopher Verrette of Tafelmusik, cellist Phoebe Carrai, harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, violist Joan Ellersick, and cellist Dan Ryan of Musicians of the Old Post Road. Additionally, members of this group are able to audition for the opportunity to perform a Baroque concerto with the orchestra. While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 8am - 10am, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: September 6-7, 2014

Seating audition requirement:   Students should prepare two constrasting solos or two constrasting movements from the same work.

2014-2015 Concerts

February 1, 2015 at 11am in Williams Hall

May 31, 2015 at 9:30 am in Williams Hall

2014-15 Calendar

SEPTEMBER

6-7     Seating Auditions           
13      BCO rehearsals begin   
20      BCO rehearsal
27      BCO rehearsal


OCTOBER
4        BCO rehearsal.
11      BCO rehearsal
18      BCO rehearsal
25      BCO rehearsal


NOVEMBER
1      BCO rehearsal
8      BCO rehearsal
15    NO BCO REHEARSAL
22    BCO rehearsal
29    NO BCO REHEARSAL
        HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DECEMBER
6      BCO rehearsal
13    BCO rehearsal

DEC 14-JAN 9
NO BCO REHEARSAL

JANUARY   
10      BCO rehearsal
17      BCO rehearsal
24      BCO rehearsal
31      BCO rehearsal

FEBRUARY
1      BAROQUE ENSEMBLES CONCERT
        11AM Williams Hall
7      BCO rehearsal
14   NO BCO REHEARSAL
21    BCO rehearsal
28    BCO rehearsal

MARCH
7      BCO rehearsal
14    NO BCO REHEARSAL
21    BCO rehearsal
28    BCO rehearsal

APRIL
4     NO BCO REHEARSAL
11    BCO rehearsal
18    BCO rehearsal
25   NO BCO REHEARSAL

MAY
3 -17     Large Ensemble Auditions
2      BCO rehearsal
9      BCO rehearsal
16    BCO rehearsal
23    BCO rehearsal
30    NO BCO REHEARSAL
31    BAROQUE ENSEMBLES CONCERT
         9:30AM Williams Hall

* All dates are subject to change

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2014-08-07


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