Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to beginning string and wind players.  This ensemble specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Susato, Attaignant, and Purcell.  While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-9.
 
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: Saturdays, 3-4pm, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: September 6-7, 2014

Seating audition requirement:  Students should prepare two contrasting pieces or two constrasting movements of the same work.

2014-2015 Concerts

January 25, 2015 as part of the Chamber Music Fesitval, Time/Location TBA

May 24, 2015 as part of the Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA

2014-15 Calendar

SEPTEMBER   

6-7     Seating auditions       
13      PBE rehearsals begin   
20      PBE rehearsal
27      PBE rehearsal


OCTOBER
4        PBE rehearsal
11      PBE rehearsal
18      PBE rehearsal
25      PBE rehearsal


NOVEMBER
1      PBE rehearsal
8      PBE rehearsal
15    NO PBE REHEARSAL
22    PBE rehearsal
29    NO PBE REHEARSAL
       HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DECEMBER
6      PBE rehearsal
13    PBE rehearsal

   
DEC 14-JAN 9
NO PBE REHEARSAL

JANUARY   
10      PBE rehearsal
17      PBE rehearsal
24      PBE rehearsal
25      PBE CONCERT
          Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA
31      PBE rehearsal

FEBRUARY
7        PBE rehearsal
14      NO PBE REHEARSAL
21      PBE rehearsal
28      PBE rehearsal

MARCH
7       PBE rehearsal
14     NO PBE REHEARSAL
21     PBE rehearsal
28     PBE rehearsal

APRIL
4      NO PBE REHEARSAL
11    PBE rehearsal
18    PBE rehearsal
25    NO PBE REHEARSAL

MAY
3 -17  Large Ensemble Auditions
2      PBE rehearsal
9      PBE rehearsal
16    PBE rehearsal
23    PBE rehearsal
24    PBE CONCERT
        Chamber Music Festival, Time/Location TBA
30    NO PBE REHEARSAL
    *all dates are subject to change

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


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