Aldo Abreu, Director
This small ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate players. This orchestra specializes in virtuoso music from the Baroque period (1600 – 1750), and features the works of Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli, Telemann, and Marcello among others. The Baroque Chamber Orchestra also participates in several masterclasses with renowned guest artists who specialize in Baroque music. Prior guest artists have included Martin Pearlman of Boston Baroque, violinist Christopher Verrette of Tafelmusik, cellist Phoebe Carrai, harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, violist Joan Ellersick, and cellist Dan Ryan of Musicians of the Old Post Road. 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 7-12.
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 8am - 10am, Carr Organ Room
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.