Orchestra

Spring Forward Festival 2021
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Welcome to NEC's Spring Forward Festival — a 10-day, on-campus performance intensive taking place May 17–26!

The Spring Forward Festival is an opportunity for students who have been working...

Il re pastore
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A shepherd works in obscurity, even though he's the rightful heir to the kingdom of Sidon. When he is found, he must decide: is royal duty greater than love? 

NEC's Opera Studies Department present...

Tristan Rais-Sherman raises his baton while conducting the Philharmonia. He is wearing a mask and the empty seats of Jordan Hall are behind him.
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Tristan Rais-Sherman '21 AD shares reflections from his past two performances conducting the NEC Philharmonia during this semester.
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
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Watch as NEC Prep's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) performs works by Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and Vivaldi.
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NEC Philharmonia and conductor Hugh Wolff present works by Florence Price, Unsuk Chin, and Haydn, recorded in Jordan Hall and streamed to your home.
Hugh Wolff wears masks while conducting Philharmonia
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NEC Philharmonia and conductor Hugh Wolff present works by Alvin Singleton, Richard Wagner, and Aaron Copland, recorded in Jordan Hall and streamed to your home.
An audience member is silhouetted against a Prep orchestra
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NEC Philharmonia and '21 AD conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman present works by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Tania León, Mozart, and Jacques Ibert.
Tristan Rais-Sherman
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NEC Philharmonia and '21 AD conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman present works by Jonny Greenwood, Reena Esmail, Quinn Mason, and Igor Stravinsky, performed live in Jordan Hall and streamed to your home.

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NEC Philharmonia and conductor Hugh Wolff present works by Jessie Montgomery, Alfred Schnittke, and Piotr Tchaikovsky, performed live in Jordan Hall and streamed to your home.
Concertmaster Isabelle Ai Durrenberger
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted concerts, NEC has made tremendous efforts to ensure the health and safety of its students, staff, and faculty members, and live performances persisted this semester. This fall, the NEC Philharmonia gave four live-streamed performances, led by conductors Hugh Wolff, Lina González-Granados, and Christopher Wilkins.