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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Music has been an integral part of the Gardner experience ever since the Museum opened in 1903 with a celebration that featured a performance by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Isabella Stewart Gardner filled the Museum with artists of all kinds during her lifetime, including many notable musicians and composers who drew inspiration from the museum’s unique atmosphere. Today, the Gardner Museum honors this musical legacy by welcoming world-renowned musicians and exciting emerging artists to perform classical masterpieces, new music, and jazz. More on this.

As noted below, New England Conservatory musicians pepper the Gardner's calendar.

Upcoming performances

2017-04-30 A Far Cry: Dawn to Dusk, Three Haydn Symphonies
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

Past performances

2016-01-24 Musicians from Marlboro
Showcase ensemble from this summer festival includes violinist David McCarroll '08, '10 M.M.

2016-02-07 A Far Cry: Intimate Voices
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

2016-02-14 Charlie Albright
Pianist Charlie Albright, a 2012 graduate of the Harvard/NEC dual degree program, performs twice at the Gardner this season.

2016-02-17 Jordan Wind Quintet at School Vacation Week
Jordan Wind Quintet is a 2015–2016 NEC Honors Ensemble.

2016-02-28 Borromeo String Quartet
NEC's Quartet-in-Residence has a long association with the Gardner. This concert is the third in a series devoted to pairings of string quartets by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

2016-03-06 NEC Debut Concert: Alexi Kenney & Dina Vainshtein
Violinist Alexi Kenney completed an undergraduate degree at NEC last year, and is now enrolled in NEC's Artist Diploma program. He performs with pianist Dina Vainshtein, who has a Graduate Diploma from NEC.

2016-03-07 In-and-Out Concerts: Callithumpian Consort
Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty and originally formed at NEC, Callithumpian Consort performs contemporary avant-garde music.

2016-03-14 In-and-Out Concerts: Callithumpian Consort
Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty and originally formed at NEC, Callithumpian Consort performs contemporary avant-garde music.

2016-03-20 Curtis on Tour
Program includes Beloved Night, the first vocal work in Farsi by Richard Danielpour '80, who describes himself as “an American composer with a Persian memory.”

2016-03-21 In-and-Out Concerts: Callithumpian Consort
Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty and originally formed at NEC, Callithumpian Consort performs contemporary avant-garde music.

2016-03-27 Charlie Albright
Pianist Charlie Albright, a 2012 graduate of the Harvard/NEC dual degree program, performs twice at the Gardner this season.

2016-03-28 In-and-Out Concerts: Callithumpian Consort
Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty and originally formed at NEC, Callithumpian Consort performs contemporary avant-garde music.

2016-04-02 Boston Children's Chorus: Still I Rise
Since its launch in 2003, New England Conservatory is lead artistic partner of the Boston Children’s Chorus, which presents an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in NEC's Jordan Hall.

2016-04-10 Music from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Violinist Miriam Fried of the NEC faculty leads this chamber ensemble.

2016-05-01 A Far Cry: The Goldberg Variations
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

2016-05-08 Musicians from Marlboro
Showcase ensemble from this summer festival includes violinist Joseph Lin '97 CE of the Juilliard String Quartet, violist Pei-Ling Lin '02 Prep, and cellist Ahrim Kim '08, '10 M.M.

2016-06-20 SICPP Masterclass Music Performances
During NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), there are activities at NEC all day long, evening concerts at NEC's Jordan Hall and other NEC halls, but there's also a mid-day break with these events at the Gardner.

2016-06-22 SICPP Masterclass Music Performances
During NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), there are activities at NEC all day long, evening concerts at NEC's Jordan Hall and other NEC halls, but there's also a mid-day break with these events at the Gardner.

2016-06-23 SICPP Masterclass Music Performances
During NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), there are activities at NEC all day long, evening concerts at NEC's Jordan Hall and other NEC halls, but there's also a mid-day break with these events at the Gardner.

2016-06-24 SICPP Masterclass Music Performances
During NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), there are activities at NEC all day long, evening concerts at NEC's Jordan Hall and other NEC halls, but there's also a mid-day break with these events at the Gardner.

2016-07-31 Borromeo String Quartet
NEC's Quartet-in-Residence has a long association with the Gardner. This summer the Gardner celebrates the Borromeos' ongoing collaboration with the Museum with programs built around the three Op. 59 Beethoven String Quartets.

2016-08-07 Borromeo String Quartet
NEC's Quartet-in-Residence has a long association with the Gardner. This summer the Gardner celebrates the Borromeos' ongoing collaboration with the Museum with programs built around the three Op. 59 Beethoven String Quartets.

2016-08-14 Borromeo String Quartet
NEC's Quartet-in-Residence has a long association with the Gardner. This summer the Gardner celebrates the Borromeos' ongoing collaboration with the Museum with programs built around the three Op. 59 Beethoven String Quartets.

2016-09-11 A Far Cry: Point of View
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall. For this program, the Criers are joined by violinist Ayano Ninomiya of the NEC faculty.

2016-10-02 Charlie Albright
Pianist Charlie Albright, a 2012 graduate of the Harvard/NEC dual degree program, performs twice at the Gardner this season.

2016-10-07 A Far Cry: The Sea: Tales of Lapham (Stir Series)
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

2016-10-09 Borromeo String Quartet
NEC's Quartet-in-Residence has a long association with the Gardner. This concert is the last in a four-concert series devoted to pairings of string quartets by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. For the sextet on this program, the quartet is augmented by violist Marcus Thompson and cellist Blaise Déjardin of the NEC faculty.

2016-10-16 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Players on this program include Nicholas Canellakis '08 M.M., cello.

2016-10-29 Dante Festival
Performers include Anne Azéma '83, who will surprise visitors with impromptu renditions of vocal music from Dante's time.

2016-10-30 Renaissance Men
Formed in an NEC practice room in 2014, this vocal ensemble includes NEC alumni Brian Church '03 M.M., Alexander Nishibun '11 M.M., and general director Anthony Burkes Garza '11 M.M.

2016-11-09 The Yellow Salon
This "moveable feast of art, dance, poetry, and music" gets its music from pianist Charlie Albright '12 Harvard/NEC, flutist Paula Robison and harpist Jessica Zhou of the NEC faculty, and more.

2016-11-19 Boston Children's Chorus
Since its launch in 2003, New England Conservatory is lead artistic partner of the Boston Children’s Chorus, which presents an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in NEC's Jordan Hall.
2016-11-27 Omer Quartet
The Omer Quartet is in its second year of participation in NEC's Professional String Quartet Training Program.

2016-12-03 Song from the Uproar
Beth Morrison Projects presents a multimedia performance of a song cycle by Missy Mazzoli, performed by Abigail Fischer and the Firebird Ensemble. Firebird Ensemble was founded in 2001 around a core of mostly NEC alumni, including Founding Director Kate Vincent and Assistant Director Aaron Trant.

2016-12-11 A Far Cry: Zoom In
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

2016-12-18 Musicians from Marlboro
Showcase ensemble from this summer festival includes cellist Ahrim Kim '08, '10 M.M.

2017-01-08 Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss
First of two concerts in the "Bartók & Schumann Project" with violinist Miriam Fried of the NEC faculty and her son, pianist Jonathan Biss.

2017-01-15 Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss
Second of two concerts in the "Bartók & Schumann Project" with violinist Miriam Fried of the NEC faculty and her son, pianist Jonathan Biss.

2017-01-22 Musicians from Marlboro
Showcase ensemble from this summer festival includes cellist Alice Yoo '07.

2017-02-12 A Far Cry: Misty
Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

2017-03-19 Musicians from Marlboro
Showcase ensemble from this summer festival includes violinists Alexi Kenney and Robin Scott '09, and cellist Peter Stumpf '90 A.D. Kenney, currently enrolled in NEC's Artist Diploma program, headlined in concert at the Gardner back in March.

2017-04-01 Boston Children's Chorus
Since its launch in 2003, New England Conservatory is lead artistic partner of the Boston Children’s Chorus, which presents an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in NEC's Jordan Hall.

2017-04-02 Music from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
This chamber ensemble includes violinist Miriam Fried of the NEC faculty along with her student InMo Yang '18 and violist Zhanbo Zheng '20.

2017-04-06 A Far Cry: Law of Mosaics
This concert is part of the Gardner Museum's Thursday night "Stir" concert series. Many of the founding members of A Far Cry are NEC alumni, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of their sources of inspiration. A Far Cry presents subscription concerts each year at NEC's Jordan Hall.

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