"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.
Verdi Nabucco Overture
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Steven Karidoyanes directs the NEC Youth Symphony, one of the top-tier ensembles in the Preparatory School's multi-tier orchestra program. The concert features two pieces that were break-through works for their composers. Verdi's opera Nabucco was his third, but the one that established his fame. Brahms' First Symphony went through a prolonged gestation as the composer attempted to face the implicit challenge of Beethoven's symphonic legacy. Indeed, the First does allude to Beethoven, but through it, Brahms was able to leap the hurdle and, of course, went on to compose three more symphonies.
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