"I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize that what I'm hearing is being produced by kids who are between 13 and 18."
—David Loebel, music director, NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
"You have all these kids who are working incredibly hard and are very, very good at what they do."
—YPO member Ethan Rucinski on the Next Generation students
NEC's top young orchestra musicians accompany Boston's finest young dancers.
For the fifth year in a row, Boston Ballet's "Next Generation" returns to the Boston Opera House, home to Boston Ballet Company. The performance showcases students from the Boston Ballet School's Pre-Professional and Trainee Programs, as well as dancers from Boston Ballet II.
Under the baton of Boston Ballet’s Music Director Jonathan McPhee, this year's exciting program includes George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, based on Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. Other program highlights include new choreography to Mozart horn concertos by company principal dancer Yury Yanowsky, as well as choreography demonstrating the progression of training, set to Adolphe Adam’s Le Diable à quatre (The Devil to Pay). This music by the composer of Giselle is so obscure, the orchestral parts had to be built from scratch for this production.
These works are played by New England Conservatory's top orchestra players, from age 12 up, drawn from NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and College orchestras, under the baton of Jonathan McPhee.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to celebrate the collaboration of music, dance, and youth in the arts.
Photo of Dawn Atkins by Rosalie O'Connor
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