December 22, 2011

NEC’s Tatyana Dudochkin Presents Salute to Debussy and Massenet, January 29 at 8 p.m. in NEC’s Jordan Hall

Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends Perform in 22nd Annual Composer Anniversary Tribute Concert

In her 22nd annual composer anniversary salute, Tatyana Dudochkin of the NEC Preparatory School piano faculty celebrates birthdays of French composers Claude Debussy (1862–1918) and Jules Massenet (1842–1912) in a concert January 29 at 8 p.m. in NEC’s Jordan Hall. Dudochkin has invited numerous NEC faculty, students, alumni, and guests to perform, including Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Tamara Smirnova and opera stars Yegishe Manucharian, and Mikhail Svetlov. Classical New England radio host Ron Della Chiesa will be master of ceremonies.

Tickets to the concert are: $20, $15 for students and seniors. They will be available in person at the NEC Box Office beginning January 2012.

The Program:

Works by Debussy
Général Lavine - eccentric and Feux d'artifice from Préludes, Book II
     George Li, piano
     Nina Barwell, flute
     Elisabeth Christensen, viola
     Rebecca Bogers, harp
Clair de lune
     Tamara Smirnova, violin
     Tatyana Dudochkin, piano
     Sam Ou, cello
     Rebecca Bogers, harp
Arabesque No. 1
     Timur Rubinshteyn, marimba
Qui reste à sa place: Avec emportement from En blanc et noir
     Tatyana Dudochkin and Roberto Poli, piano duo
Danse profane
     Miriam Izmaylova and Ronen Zinshtain, Julia Rudyak and Jason  Sydorchenko, dancers
Nuages and Fêtes from Three Nocturnes
Marche écossaise
     NEC Youth Symphony, Steven Karidoyanes, conductor

Works by Massenet
"En fermant les yeux" from Manon
"Pourquoe me réveiller" from Werther
     Yegishe Manucharian, tenor
     Tatyana Dudochkin, piano
"Quand apparaissent les étoiles" (Serenade) from Don Quichotte
     Mikhail Svetlov, bass
     Tatyana Dudochkin, piano
"Meditation" from Thaïs
     Yuki Beppu, violin
"Suis-je gentille ainsi? … Obéissons, quand leur voix appelle" from Manon
     Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
     with NEC Youth Symphony, Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
     and NEC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Erica Washburn,  conductor

For further information, check the NEC Website  or call the NEC Concert Line at 617-585-1122.  NEC’s Jordan Hall, Brown Hall, Williams Hall and the Keller Room are located at 30 Gainsborough St., corner of Huntington Ave. St. Botolph Hall is located at 241 St. Botolph St. between Gainsborough and Mass Ave.


Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader among music schools, New England Conservatory in Boston, MA offers rigorous training in an intimate, nurturing community to 720 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral music students from around the world.  Its faculty of 225 boasts internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars.  Its alumni go on to fill orchestra chairs, concert hall stages, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide.  Nearly half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is composed of NEC trained musicians and faculty.

The oldest independent school of music in the United States, NEC was founded in 1867 by Eben Tourjee. Its curriculum is remarkable for its wide range of styles and traditions.  On the college level, it features training in classical, jazz, contemporary improvisation, world and early music. Through its Preparatory School, School of Continuing Education, and Community Programs and Partnerships Program, it provides training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students, adults, and seniors.  Through its outreach projects, it allows young musicians to engage with non-traditional audiences in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes—thereby bringing pleasure to new listeners and enlarging the universe for classical music, jazz, and contemporary improvisation.

NEC presents more than 900 free concerts each year, many of them in Jordan Hall, its world- renowned, century-old, beautifully restored concert hall.  These programs range from solo recitals to chamber music to orchestral programs to jazz, contemporary improvisation, and opera scenes.  Every year, NEC’s opera studies department also presents two fully staged opera productions at the Cutler Majestic Theatre or Paramount Theatre in Boston.

NEC is co-founder and educational partner of From the Top, a weekly radio program that celebrates outstanding young classical musicians from the entire country. With its broadcast home in Jordan Hall, the show is now carried by National Public Radio and is heard on 250 stations throughout the United States.

Contact: Ellen Pfeifer
Public Relations Manager
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115