This season at New England Conservatory, 30+ concerts demonstrate just how vital music is to human struggle, and what revolution in artistic expression sounds like. Programs range from roots music to Beethoven, fight songs to anti-war anthems. Join our year-long exploration of how music speaks truth to power!

Piano Revolution

Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.

A concert pianist who specializes in challenging new music ranging from Ives to composers of our times, Stephen Drury also leads NEC's avant-garde student ensemble, [nec]shivaree, and Callithumpian Consort, which was formed at NEC.

Frederic Rzewski North American Ballad No. 3 ("Down by the Riverside" )
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
John Zorn Carny
Lee Hyla Basic Training, Riff and Transfiguration
Chaya Czernowin fardanceCLOSE

Lee Hyla '75 is an NEC alumnus and former chair of composition at NEC. He returns in February for performances of his music here and elsewhere in Boston; and is back again in June as composer-in-residence for NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.

Date: January 16, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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WITHOUT CRAFTSMANSHIP, INSPIRATION IS A MERE REED SHAKEN IN THE WIND. JOHANNES BRAHMS