Aldo Abreu, Director
This 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. BCO 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 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: Saturday, 8:00-10:00 AM
New this year, NEC Prep will be reviewing all large ensemble auditions via video. For more information, please click here. Fall auditions are available on a space-availability basis.
Module 1- ONLINE
August 29 – Orientation Day
September 5- Labor Day weekend - No rehearsal
Module 2 ONLINE/HYBRID/TBD
November 28 - Thanksgiving - No Rehearsal
Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 19 – No Rehearsal
December 26/Jan 2 - No Rehearsal
Module 4 HYBRID*
February 13 – No Rehearsal
Module 5 HYBRID*
April 17 – No Rehearsal