Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates composers of our time with concerts showcasing premieres of newly commissioned works. To offer an intimate and revealing window into how these composers listen to music, and to understand how what they hear informs their own compositional processes, NEC and the BSO collaborate to present unique—and decidedly eclectic—hour-long prelude concerts.

Composer Sofia Gubaidulina curates a program of her musical inspirations in connection with the BSO's world premiere of her Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Bayan later that evening. NEC students perform works by Gubaidulina as well as others, and BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere moderates a conversation with the composer.

Tonight’s event will be approximately an hour long, providing ample time to catch a bite before the BSO concert and premiere.

Ensembles are coached by NEC faculty Stephen Drury.

Date: February 23, 2017 - 6:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Brown Hall

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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing. Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.


WHY DO I LIKE THESE THINGS? ARE MY EARS ON WRONG? CHARLES IVES