The conference centers on the theme of "Crossing Over" and features the many different kinds of music we now perform, influenced by jazz, world, ethnic, techno, pop, fusion—it runs the gamut.

When confronted by a work stoppage at the Broadway theaters, what do NYC’s great wind and brass players do?  They play Wind Band music in Times Square - and recreate their love of the genre.  They go on to become a unique musical team of professional wind band specialists.  The Gotham Wind Symphony elite third stream ensemble “Tactical Land Strike  Force”  travels to Boston to perform a set and then, joined by classical players from NEC, openly rehearses Northwest Suite, Thad Jones' only original work for wind ensemble, in a local premiere.

Bob Brookmeyer: Celebration Jig
Michel Legrand: Porcelaine de Saxe
John Carisi: Angkor Wat
Duke Ellington: Sonnet for Sister Kate
Astor Piazzolla: Pulsacion #1 (arr. James Chirillo)
Maurice Ravel: Trois Beaux Oiseaux du Paradis (arr. Christianson)
John Carisi: Counterpoise 2.5 (premiere)
Thad Jones: Greetings & Salutations

Please register here for the conference.

Download a PDF of the conference schedule.

Pricing for walk-in attendees

The various events of the conference are open to registered participants, as well as by day pass, which can be purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.

Day Pass (includes presentations): $55, $10 for high school teachers with i.d., free for all high school and local college students with i.d.

All evening concerts are free and open to the public.

Three-day conference registration price for college students is $50.

Date: March 7, 2014 - 3:00:PM
Price: Conference registration required, or admission by day pass purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Location: Northeastern University's Fenway Center

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