Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Composers Robert Cogan and Pozzi Escot of the NEC composition and music theory faculties present their music. The companion works by Elliott Carter, Arnold Schoenberg, and former NEC president Gunther Schuller span almost a century of modernist composition practice.
For Escot's 1999 symphony, conductor Yoichi Udagawa brings his Boston Modern Arts Ensemble to NEC. And as in past years, Cogan and Escot have invited NEC alumni and current students with an appetite for virtuosic contemporary music to put their talents on display.
Carter Figment III
Edward Kass '13, '15 M.M., double bass
Cogan Gulf Coast Bound
Kai Sandoval, Jon Gaines, Jennifer Allen, Jeffrey Michaels, Elmer Churampi, trumpet
Kazemde George, soprano saxophone
Will Bridges, alto saxophone
Daniel Pencer, Kevin Sun, tenor saxophone
Daniel Sagastume, baritone saxophone
Mariel Austin, Eric Stillwell, John Cushing, Rex Bennet, Joe Ricard, trombone
Thiago Gomes, electric guitar
Neil Patton, Wes Troeger, bass guitar
Henrique Eisenmann, piano
Shane Simpson, synthesizer
Jeremy Barnett, Mike Dick, percussion
Eden MacAdam-Somer, conductor
Escot Symphony VI "Naye-e Sin"
Boston Modern Arts Ensemble
Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
Schoenberg Five Piano Pieces, Op. 23
Jon Sakata '92 M.M., '93 M.M., '03 D.M.A., piano
Jeremy Barnett, current D.M.A. student, marimba