Aldo Abreu, director

This small ensemble is open by audition to intermediate string and wind players.  This ensemble specializes in repertoire from the Baroque period, including works by Handel, Purcell, Scheidt and Boyce.  While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: August 29-30, 2015

Seating audition requirement:  Students should prepare two contrasting solos or two contrasting movements from the same piece.

2015-2016 Calendar

SEPTEMBER           
11     FBE rehearsals begin
18     FBE rehearsal
25    FBE rehearsal


OCTOBER
2      FBE rehearsal
9     FBE rehearsal
16    FBE rehearsal
23    FBE rehearsal
30    NO FBE REHEARSAL

   
NOVEMBER
6     FBE rehearsal
13    FBE rehearsal
20    FBE rehearsal
27    NO FBE REHEARSAL   
        HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DECEMBER
4      FBE rehearsal
11    FBE rehearsal
18    FBE rehearsal

DEC. 19- JAN. 7 NO FBE

JANUARY   
8       FBE rehearsal
15      FBE rehearsal
22       FBE rehearsal
29      FBE rehearsal
31      FBE CONCERT
Baroque Ensembles Concert
11am in Williams Hall

FEBRUARY
5      FBE rehearsal
12     FBE rehearsal
19     FBE rehearsal
26     FBE rehearsal

MARCH
5       FBE rehearsal
12     FBE rehearsal
19     FBE rehearsal
26      FBE rehearsal

 
APRIL
1      FBE rehearsal
8       FBE rehearsal
15     FBE rehearsal
22     FBE rehearsal
29     FBE rehearsal

MAY
8-20     Large Ensemble Auditions
6        FBE rehearsal
13       FBE rehearsal
20       FBE rehearsal
25       FBE CONCERT
    Baroque Ensembles Concert
    7pm in Williams Hall

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2014-08-07


TO PLAY WITHOUT PASSION IS INEXCUSABLE! LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN