Orchestra

Action shot of David Loebel with conductor baton in motion, while members of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra play.
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Please join us in welcoming the Preparatory School's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Loebel, as the ensemble returns to the Jordan Hall stage!
NEC Chamber Orchestra playing in Jordan Hall
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Haydn’s taut, tense and expressive 44th symphony paved the way for a new direction in symphonic writing. Two hundred years later, Weinberg’s 7th symphony, under a neo-classical guise, presents an...

The N E C Chamber Orchestra in concert
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Consider this program as a study in contrasts, an exploration of the endless coloristic possibilities of a string orchestra. Elgar’s beautifully constructed Serenade evokes the English countryside in...

Philharmonia COVID precautions
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This performance is conducted by Ludovic Morlot.
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Russian composers Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky join two composers interested in non-European sounds. Chinese composer Tan Dun explores the sounds of nature and the folk music of his home country and...

Action shot of David Loebel with conductor baton in motion, while members of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra play.
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Anthony Davis is best known for his operas, X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and The Central Park Five, works that boldly face America’s fraught racial history. Dedicated to Black novelist Ralph...

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The pandemic has forced us to question many basic assumptions about both our everyday lives and the state of our country. Joan Tower’s Made in America—a 21st century take on America the Beautiful—is...

Tristan Rais-Sherman sitting on a bench
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The four works on this program all explore memory and dreamlike recollections of the past. Kodály’s Dances of Galánta is a wild reimagination of the composer’s childhood memories of local musicians...

Hugh Wolff
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As we emerge cautiously from a global pandemic, we perform three works that take us on a journey from darkness to light, oppression to freedom, turmoil to triumph.
Three images: 1. text message bubbles of an interview with Robyn Smith; 2. Robyn is smiling and holding her trombone near a window; 3. Beautiful green grass, blue sky, and a tree
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We caught up with trombonist Robyn Smith ’19, ’21 MM to hear about her summer as a Tanglewood Fellow, her favorite spots in the Berkshires, and what's inspiring her these days. Our text conversation includes shoutouts to contemporary composer Kevin Day, Betty's Pizza Shack in Lenox, and all the Black athletes who shone with excellence this summer.