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Celebration: The Legacy of Bob Brookmeyer

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

The great composer and arranger Bob Brookmeyer taught at NEC from 1997 to 2007, and created NEC's Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra.

Ken Schaphorst conducts the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a concert of Brookmeyer's music, with the participation of five of his former NEC students, including a 150th Anniversary commission by Doris Duke Artist Darcy James Argue '02 M.M. Argue was a Doris Duke Artist Award recipient in 2015.

Music by NEC alumni Ayn Inserto, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, and Nicholas Urie will also be featured. Saxophonist, low reed expert and NEC alumnus Brian Landrus will be featured playing Brookmeyer’s “Celebration Suite.”

Welcome to NEC at 150! Every generation of musicians remake and change New England Conservatory. Some, like Gunther Schuller, continue to influence our music beyond their lifetimes. Others contribute for decades, pushing the sense of what's possible by their own examples. The entire season is stuffed with chances to see the NEC legacy in exceptional, infectious, passionate action. Don't miss them!

Program

18_0301_Program_Jazz_Orch_Brookmeyer.pdf
  1. Take Back the Country

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  2. Finality

    Composer: Nicholas Urie

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  3. Down the Rabbit Hole

    Composer: Ayn Inserto

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  4. Temmuz

    Composer: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  5. Wingéd Beasts

    Composer: Darcy James Argue

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  6. Celebration Suite

    • Jig
    • Slow Dance
    • Remembering
    • Two And

    Composer: Bob Brookmeyer

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Brian Landrus, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

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