Charles Peltz"The best game in Boston is the matching one I get to play every year: to put together the best young wind, brass, and percussion students in the country with the limitless catalogue of music from the Baroque to the freshest ink. No pieces too complex, no demands too great, all students able. It's really a very NEC thing—no limits. Let the games begin."
Charles Peltz

NEC's wind ensemble concerts begin at 7:30pm in order to welcome families, the after-work crowd, people with trains to catch, and anyone else who will be delighted by five centuries of spectacular music—but who can't stay up late.

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Upcoming performances

2017-01-31 Music of Julian Anderson
2017-02-01 Copland: Concerto for Clarinet
2017-02-02 NEC Wind Ensemble + Yu
2017-02-03 Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet masterclass
2017-02-14 NEC Wind Ensemble
2017-02-25 Andrew Steinberg
2017-02-28 NEC Symphonic Winds
2017-04-09 Brass Bash
2017-04-11 NEC Wind Ensemble
2017-04-13 NEC percussion Ensemble

Past performances

2016-09-11 Pappoutsakis Flute Competition Winner
2016-09-25 Kenneth Radnofsky
2016-10-13 NEC Wind Ensemble
2016-10-17 Paula Robison flute masterclass
2016-10-23 Mozart: Serenade for Winds
2016-10-24 Morphing Saxophone Quartet masterclass
2016-10-25 Symphonic Winds + NEC CHamber Singers
2016-10-26 Harvey Pittel saxophone masterclass
2016-10-27 Heiss: Mosaics and Fanfare
2016-11-07 Rameau, Debussy, Poulenc
2016-11-08 NEC Wind Ensemble
2016-11-11 Andreas Ottensamer clarinet masterclass
2016-11-15 Symphonic Winds
2016-11-20 NEC Percussion Ensemble
2016-12-01 Symphonic Winds + US Navy Band
2016-12 05 Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna
2016-12-07 Symphonic Winds + US Navy Band at Mechanics Hall
2016-12-08 Sonata Night: Flute and Piano
2016-12-15 NEC Wind Ensembles
2016-12-19 Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble
2016-12-20 Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble
2017-01-25 Larry Bell

Wind, brass & percussion ensembles at NEC