Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate string players.  This ensemble, which occasionally includes advanced recorder players, specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Purcell, Schmelzer, Rosenmuller, Woodcock, Vivaldi and Corelli.  The Recorder and String Orchestra participates in several masterclasses with renowned guest artists who specialize in Baroque Music. Past guests have included Julie McKenzie and Julie Leven.  Additionally, members of this group are able to audition for the opportunity to perform a Baroque concerto with the orchestra.  While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-11.

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, 4 PM - 6 PM, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions:  September 6-7, 2014

Seating audition requirement: Students should prepare two constrasting solos or two contrasting movements from the same piece.

 

2014-2015 Concerts

February 1, 2015, 11am in Williams Hall

May 31, 2015, 9:30am in Williams Hall

2014-15 Calendar

SEPTEMBER     

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

OCTOBER
4        RSO rehearsal
11      RSO rehearsal
18      RSO rehearsal
25      RSO rehearsal

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

DECEMBER
6      RSO rehearsal
13    RSO rehearsal

   
DEC 14-JAN 9
NO RSO REHEARSAL

JANUARY   
10      RSO rehearsal
17      RSO rehearsal
24      RSO rehearsal
31      RSO rehearsal

FEBRUARY
1    BAROQUE ENSEMBLES CONCERT
      11AM Williams Hall
7     RSO rehearsal
14   NO RSO REHEARSAL
21   RSO rehearsal
28   RSO rehearsal

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

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

MAY
3 -17     Large Ensemble Auditions
2      RSO rehearsal
9      RSO rehearsal
16    RSO rehearsal
23    RSO rehearsal
30    NO RSO REHEARSAL
31    BAROQUE ENSEMBLES CONCERT
        9:30AM Williams Hall

* 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.

2013-07-09


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