If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.
Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.
Classical guitarist Robert Bekkers studies with Eliot Fisk. For the second of his three D.M.A. recitals he performs solo works by Mauro Giuliani and Nicholas Maw, and is joined by an orchestra made up of his fellow NEC students, conducted by Kristo Kondakci '09 Prep, '13 B.M., '15 M.M., for Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the signature works of the classical guitar repertoire.
Maw Music of Memory
Giuliani Rossiniana No. 1
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
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