Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

Conductors: Ken Schaphorst, Eden MacAdam-Somer

Artists: Tony Woodcock (Narrator), Burcu Gulec (Voice), Taekjoon Kim (Flute), David Adewumi (Trumpet), Jeffrey Cox (Trumpet), Nicolas Castañeda (Harp), Damon Smith (Piano), Maria del Pilar Zoro-Leyra (Violin), Rafael Horowitz Friedman (Oboe), Franziska Seehausen (Clarinet), Joseph Ricard (Bass Trombone), Yaniv Yacoby (Marimba), Hyungyu Kang (Piano), Linnaea Brophy (Violin), Katie Martucci (Violin), Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (Violin), DoYeon Kim (Kayagum), Aidan Scrimgeour (Melodica), Eck Sierra (Alto Saxophone), Peter Godart (Piano), Youngjoo Lee (Voice), Lukas Papenfusscline (Voice), Jacob Hiser (Piano, Violin), Davey Harrison (Mandolin), Gabe Gladstein (Violin), Sam Fribush (Hammond B-3 Organ), Virginia Woodcock (Narrator), Isaac Wilson (Piano), Taichiro Ei (Percussion), Carolyn Furniss (Voice), Wonmi Jung (Voice), Katie Martucci (Voice), Bruce Brubaker (Piano), Mark Goldstein (Guitar), Aidan Scrimgeour (Piano), Chester Brezniak (Clarinet), Yukiko Takagi (Piano), Eden MacAdam-Somer (Violin), Jason Moran (Piano)

Pianist/composer/improviser Ran Blake, who celebrates his 80th birthday on April 20, and trombonist Aaron Hartley celebrate their 10th year in coproduction of New England Conservatory's famed Film Noir series with "Gaslighting," a tantalizing mélange of scenes from Patrick Hamilton's original screenplay, Gaslight (also known as Angel Street, 1938), Gaslight (1940, directed by Thorold Dickinson) and Gaslight (1944, directed by George Cukor).

As young Mrs. Manningham is driven slowly insane by her treacherous husband, members of the NEC Storyboard Noir Ensemble, coached by Aaron Hartley, create an original score, responding to the drama through improvisations, recompositions, and reinterpretations of works by Konrad Elfers, Bernard Herrmann, and Gustav Holst.

Members of Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble play a key role in this annual Film Noir concert. Each fall, ensemble members engage in a rich exploration of creating music for film, through aural study of original scores, development of student compositions in tandem with traditional repertoire, and collective improvisation.

The evening is divided into nine scenes, with musical accompaniment as follows:
{Introduction & The Last Nine Years - Tony Woodcock}
I. It Starts Here - Holst, Garcia, Elfers
II. 9 Thornton Square - Hermann
III. Midnight Fog - Sierra/Godart
IV. The Little Picture - Gladstein, Waller
{The Turncoat - Virginia Woodcock}
V. Listen - Hermann
VI. Going Out - Lee, Brahms, Goldstein
VII. Flicker - Scrimgeour
VIII. Searching - Hermann
IX. Mad - Bartók, Moran

Program

Introduction & The Last Nine Years
Tony Woodcock (Narrator)

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Burcu Gulec (Voice), Taekjoon Kim (Flute), David Adewumi (Trumpet), Jeffrey Cox (Trumpet), Nicolas Castañeda (Harp), Damon Smith (Piano), Maria del Pilar Zoro-Leyra (Violin)

Garcia: Vino Tinto
Burcu Gulec (Voice), Taekjoon Kim (Flute), David Adewumi (Trumpet), Jeffrey Cox (Trumpet), Nicolas Castañeda (Harp), Damon Smith (Piano), Maria del Pilar Zoro-Leyra (Violin)

Elfers: Dr. Mabuse
Burcu Gulec (Voice), Taekjoon Kim (Flute), David Adewumi (Trumpet), Jeffrey Cox (Trumpet), Nicolas Castañeda (Harp), Damon Smith (Piano), Maria del Pilar Zoro-Leyra (Violin)

Hermann: Concerto Macabre
Rafael Horowitz Friedman (Oboe), Franziska Seehausen (Clarinet), Joseph Ricard (Bass Trombone), Yaniv Yacoby (Marimba), Hyungyu Kang (Piano), Linnaea Brophy (Violin), Katie Martucci (Violin), Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (Violin), DoYeon Kim (Kayagum), Aidan Scrimgeour (Melodica)

Midnight Fog
Eck Sierra (Alto Saxophone), Peter Godart (Piano)

Gladstein: A Picturesque Afternoon
Youngjoo Lee (Voice), Lukas Papenfusscline (Voice), Yaniv Yacoby (Marimba), Jacob Hiser (Piano, Violin), Damon Smith (Piano), Davey Harrison (Mandolin), Gabe Gladstein (Violin), Sam Fribush (Hammond B-3 Organ)

Waller: Ain't Misbehavin'
Youngjoo Lee (Voice), Lukas Papenfusscline (Voice), Yaniv Yacoby (Marimba), Jacob Hiser (Piano, Violin), Damon Smith (Piano), Davey Harrison (Mandolin), Gabe Gladstein (Violin), Sam Fribush (Hammond B-3 Organ)

The Turncoat
Virginia Woodcock (Narrator)

Hermann: Concerto Macabre
Isaac Wilson (Piano), Taichiro Ei (Percussion)

Lee: Where the Wind Blows
Carolyn Furniss (Voice), Burcu Gulec (Voice), Wonmi Jung (Voice), Youngjoo Lee (Voice), Katie Martucci (Voice)

Brahms: Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
Intermezzo no 4 in E major
Bruce Brubaker (Piano)

Goldstein: Ich werde nie wieder etwas vergessen
Mark Goldstein (Guitar), Davey Harrison (Mandolin)

Scrimgeour: Flicker
Aidan Scrimgeour (Piano)

Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
Pihenö (Relaxation)
Chester Brezniak (Clarinet), Yukiko Takagi (Piano), Eden MacAdam-Somer (Violin)

Moran: Mad
Jason Moran (Piano)

Date: April 13, 2015 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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