Conductors: Nathan Aspinall, David Yi

Artists: Johanna Gruskin (Flute), Elizabeth O’Neil (Oboe), Dustin Chung (Clarinet), Joshua Price (Bassoon), Breanna Ellison (French Horn), Daniel Parrette (Clarinet), Christina Dioguardi (Bassoon), Mari Kawamura (Piano), Kuan-Fu Jeff Chen (Violin), Alexandra Simpson (Viola), Renée Delgado (Cello), Edward Kass (Double Bass), Tsz-Ho Samuel Chan (Percussion), Vincent Turregano (Baritone), Linda Numagami (Viola), Joseph Gotoff (Cello), Hugo Abraham (Double Bass), John Diodati (Clarinet), Jung-A Bang (Piano), Zenas Hsu (Violin), Kenneth Lee (Cello)

Since 1967, John Heiss has taught NEC students the roots of 20th-century modernism both in the classroom and as a conductor and coach. His courses on Ives, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky have shaped generations of musicians.

Each year Heiss recruits students interested in performing 20th- and 21st-century music to join the NEC Contemporary Ensemble.

For their final concert of the season, Heiss has programmed a new work by NEC doctoral student Yi Yiing Chen; Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, written in a German prisoner of war camp in 1941; and works from intervening decades.

Photo of Olivier Messiaen courtesy Laivakoira2015

Program

Berio: Opus Number ZOO
Barn Dance
The Fawn
The Grey Mouse
Tom Cats
Johanna Gruskin (Flute), Elizabeth O’Neil (Oboe), Dustin Chung (Clarinet), Joshua Price (Bassoon), Breanna Ellison (French Horn)

Chen: Pulse
Daniel Parrette (Clarinet), Christina Dioguardi (Bassoon), Mari Kawamura (Piano), Kuan-Fu Jeff Chen (Violin), Alexandra Simpson (Viola), Renée Delgado (Cello), Edward Kass (Double Bass), Tsz-Ho Samuel Chan (Percussion)

Stucky: Four Poems of A.R. Ammons
Consignee
Mansion
Songlet
Some Months Ago
Vincent Turregano (Baritone), Johanna Gruskin (Flute), Dustin Chung (Clarinet), Breanna Ellison (French Horn), Linda Numagami (Viola), Joseph Gotoff (Cello), Hugo Abraham (Double Bass)

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Liturgy of crystal
Vocalise, for the angel who announces the end of Time
Abyss of the birds
Interlude
Praise to the Eternity of Jesus
Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets
Cluster of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of Time
Praise to the Immortality of Jesus
John Diodati (Clarinet), Jung-A Bang (Piano), Zenas Hsu (Violin), Kenneth Lee (Cello)

Date: April 22, 2015 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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