Early Music

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NEC: Pierce Hall

An Evening of Early Music, performed by participants in the Harold I. and Francis G. Pratt Early Music Residency. 

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Max Ignas, Alexandra Richmond, baroque trumpets

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Ingrid Matthews
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NEC: Pierce Hall

Ingrid Matthews presents a baroque violin masterclass featuring students from the NEC violin studios. This masterclass is made possible by the Pratt Early Music Residency.

Biber Passacaglia
Letian...

Apr 8–11 Cavalli's La Calisto
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Huntington Theatre

This production has been cancelled. The Opera program sincerely thanks you for your support and hope to see you again soon.


A modern romp through Cavalli's early Baroque opera, which takes...

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At his home in New York, composer Chou Wen-chung was presented with an honorary doctorate by NEC President Andrea Kalyn.
Prep Baroque Ensemble
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Lessons are scheduled between the student and instructor.
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Continuing Education (SCE) faculty with lessons in Baroque Improvisation or Recorder. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie, private...

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Aldo Abreu has taken the recorder and its repertoire to many prestigious venues throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and his native Venezuela. Since winning First Prize at the...