For her 24th exercise in honoring cultural anniversaries with concerts by NEC faculty, alumni, and guests, Tatyana Dudochkin of the NEC Preparatory School piano faculty offers a salute to author William Shakespeare (1564–1616) on his 450th anniversary.

In addition to NEC artists performing on tonight's program, we welcome guest artists Adam Klein from the Metropolitan Opera, Jonas Nerbe from Stockholms Musiktheater, lutenist Victor Coelho, soprano Yelena Dudochkin, and members of Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor.

NEC President Tony Woodcock
impersonating Laurence Olivier
impersonating Kenneth Branagh
in speech from
Shakespeare's Henry V

Serge Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from Suites 1 and 2
NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, conductor

Prokofiev from Romeo and Juliet
Montagues and Capulets
Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

Hugh Wolff is NEC's Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras and chair of NEC's graduate orchestral conducting program, as well as Resident Conductor of NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

John Dowland Flow My Tears
Jennifer Caraluzzi, soprano
Victor Coelho, lute

Jacob van Eyck Pavan Lachrymae
Aldo Abreu, recorder
Frances Conover Fitch, harpsichord

Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo for flute quartet
from Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Johanna Gruskin, Adrian Sanborn, Jilene VanOpdorp, Bi Le Zhang, flute

Charles Gounod from Roméo et Juliette
"Ah, lève-toi, soleil" (Romeo)
Madrigal duet
Juliet's Waltz
Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
Adam Klein, tenor
Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

Giuseppe Verdi from Otello
"Dio! mi potevi"
Adam Klein, tenor
Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

Verdi finale from Falstaff:
"Tutto nel mondo è burla"
"Fuoco di gioia" from Otello
Hector Berlioz from Béatrice et Bénédict:
"Viens, viens de l'hyménée Victime fortunée"
members of Commonwealth Lyric Theater
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
Esther Ning Yau, piano

Jan-Erik Sääf Sonnet 76 from musical William
Jonas Nerbe with
Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, Stefani Collins, violin
Caterina Longhi, viola
Bridget Pasker, cello

Michael Gandolfi selection from Midsummer
Kristo Kondakci, conductor

Date: February 23, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: $20, $15.
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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