Contemporary Improvisation

Poster for Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler. On the left is a dark silhouette of a face. On the right, a green background and a figure wrapped in a black cloak.
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

The CI Department presents an evening of music featuring small ensembles, including the Jewish Music Ensemble, led by Hankus Netsky, and many others.

Ran Blake at piano
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Cheyanna Duran
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Third year oboist Cheyanna Duran discusses a recent panel on Music & Gender hosted by SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality).
CI ensemble rehearses John Zorn's Cobra
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NEC: Pierce Hall

Israeli composer Ayelet Gottlieb gives a master class.

A jazz vocalist performs with the N E C Jazz Orchestra
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

Dutch avant-garde composer and performance artist Jaap Blonk gives a master class.

Folk trio I'm With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, and Sara Watkins)
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Contemporary Improvisation alumnae Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan, two-thirds of the folk band I'm With Her, were honored for Best American Roots Song—and were among several NEC winners and nominees.
Contemporary Improvisation ensemble performs
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

Program to be announced.

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NEC: Pierce Hall

Contemporary Improvisation celebrates its musical diversity in a day-long festival showcasing all of its student chamber music ensembles. Sets from 11 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m.

Featured Ensembles:

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Matthew Shifrin smiles at the camera
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Matthew Shifrin will take the stage at TEDxNatick on January 25, 2020.