Baroque Chamber Orchestra

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

Audition Information

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.
 

Calendar 2021-2022

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Attendance

  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances be it virtually or in-person. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • Anyone arriving/logging-in more than 30 minutes late or leaving/logging-out 30 minutes early will be considered absent from the entire rehearsal or class.
  • No more than 3 absences per semester are allowed and notice must be given at least two weeks prior by submitting an Absence Request Form to the NEC Prep offices. Absence request forms can be submitted to Maria D'Ambrosio at maria.dambrosio@necmusic.edu
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.