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"NEC Prep is a wonderful community music school, and I look forward to seeing how NEC's campus plan will further improve the city."
—Thomas M. Menino,
Mayor of Boston
NEC says "Thank you, Boston" with the 11-concert "NEC Prep Presents" series. Free admission to these concerts by senior Prep ensembles marks our gratitude for community support of NEC's Campus Redevelopment Plan.
David Loebel, Associate Director of Orchestras, opens the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra expanded season with Bernstein's glittering Overture to Candide. The brilliant young cellist Sasha Scolnik-Brower, a student of Natasha Brofsky, is soloist in Elgar's profound and deeply moving Cello Concerto. And the program is completed with Tchaikovsky's passionately dramatic Symphony No. 6 the "Pathetique."
Join this dazzling young orchestra of musicians age 13–18 who play as if the most important thing in the world to them is music.
Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello
Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique")
Cellist Sasha Scolnik-Brower, a native of Andover, Mass., is presently a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover and a member of the NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a first-place winner of the Boston Symphony (2011) and the Boston Youth Symphony (2011) concerto competitions. He currently studies with Natasha Brofsky at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Previous teachers include Andrew Mark, Thomas Kraines and Jan Muller-Szeraws.
Other awards include first prize in the Walden Chamber Players Competition (2010) and the young artists competition of A Far Cry chamber orchestra (2011).
As a soloist, Sasha has performed with orchestras including the Boston Symphony, Boston Youth Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, Reading Symphony, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, Longy School of Music Chamber Orchestra, and the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic.
Sasha is a passionate chamber musician, and was a semifinalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2010) and a finalist in the International Chamber Music Foundation of New England Competition (2012). During the summer, Sasha has attended programs including Greenwood Music Camp and Aspen Music Festival. He performs regularly with his mother, flutist Julie Scolnik ’85 M.M. and sister, pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower.
Come back later this week
for more Tchaikovsky,
this time touched by Gil Evans.