Artists: Douglas Amos (Trumpet), Gianluca Farina (Trumpet), Andrew Heath (Trumpet), Kevin Natoli (Trumpet), Nathan Stoerzinger (Trumpet), Chewon Park (Piano), Oukalin Yin (Violin), Aihao Zheng (Cello), Mary O'Keefe (English Horn), Harrison Honor (Percussion), Jung-A Bang (Piano), Eva Aronian (Violin), Daniel Orsen (Viola), Alexander Hersh (Cello)

A flight of performances.
A richness of artists.

In December, February, April, and May, New England Conservatory fills the air with the sounds of piano trios, string quartets, and more, both day and night. Performers include NEC's faculty of chamber music superstars, and the students coached by these great artists.

When New England Conservatory was founded, in 1867, what was the new music of the time? Brahms was an established composer; Tchaikovsky had just graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and Dvorák ‘s music had not yet been heard in public.

Our students still bring the once-new music of those nineteenth-century masters to life, as well as music that is new to our 21st-century world. On February 23rd, our Chamber Music Department presents a concert of “new music” from now and from the founding years of our school. The concert begins and ends with pieces that were contemporary when NEC opened its doors, or shortly thereafter. Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quartet in A major was premiered in 1863, and his Piano Trio in C major was completed in 1882.

Between these two, we hear music that is contemporary now: Dmaathen by Iannis Xenakis is a rare duo for English horn and percussion, composed in 1976. Mike Martin, member of the trumpet section of the Boston Symphony, has just completed a piece for five trumpets entitled “The Universe Inside Your Brain.”

Program

Martin: The Universe Inside Your Brain
Douglas Amos (Trumpet), Gianluca Farina (Trumpet), Andrew Heath (Trumpet), Kevin Natoli (Trumpet), Nathan Stoerzinger (Trumpet)

Brahms: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87
Chewon Park (Piano), Oukalin Yin (Violin), Aihao Zheng (Cello)

Xenakis: Dmaathen
Mary O'Keefe (English Horn), Harrison Honor (Percussion)

Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 26
Jung-A Bang (Piano), Eva Aronian (Violin), Daniel Orsen (Viola), Alexander Hersh (Cello)

Date: February 23, 2017 - 7:30PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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