Do you hear what I hear?
This season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates composers of our time with four concerts showcasing premieres of newly commissioned works. To offer an intimate and revealing window into how these composers listen to music, and to understand how what they hear informs their own compositional processes, NEC and the BSO have collaborated to present unique—and decidedly eclectic—hour-long Prelude concerts. Curated by the composers themselves, these feature a sampling of works that have been especially meaningful to the composer's musical life and vision.
In addition to the musical performances, each composer will offer commentary on the chosen works. For tonight's program BSO Assistant Director of Program Publications Robert Kirzinger '02 M.M. will be conversing with Bernard Rands.
Each Prelude concert is performed here at NEC by our own outstanding student artists, and immediately precedes the composer's opening night concert with the BSO. The Prelude concerts at NEC end by 7pm, allowing ample time for BSO ticketholders to arrive at Symphony Hall for their 8pm concert.
Bernard Rands' Selections
Rands: Oboe Concertino for flute, clarinet, harp, strings and solo oboe
Adele Marie Buis, oboe solo
Holly Rudd, flute
Dustin Chung, clarinet
Samantha Bennett, Mu-Ying (Adina) Tsai, violin
Dan Urbanowicz, viola
Zi Wang, cello
Krysten Keches, harp
Conducted by Charles Peltz
Yehudi Wyner: Reinhold Brinkmann...Warum? for solo piano
Pianist Tong Wang '16, student of Bruce Brubaker
Dallapiccola: Due Studi for Violin and Piano: I. Sarabanda
James Buswell, violin
Yehudi Wyner, piano
Berio: O King, for mezzo-soprano and ensemble
Jacquelyn Stucker, mezzo-soprano
Allison Poh, flute
Dustin Chung, clarinet
Lisa Goddard, violin
Mira Luxion, cello
Joshua Marzan, piano
Coached by John Heiss
Guest conductor Robert Spano leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra's world premiere of Bernard Rands Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with American pianist (and son of NEC faculty Miriam Fried and Paul Biss) Jonathan Biss.
Read more about the BSO premiere here
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Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.