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BSO Partnership: “What I Hear” featuring Kaija Saariaho

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

A collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory, "What I Hear" is a series of free hour-long events meant to introduce audiences to composers working with the BSO. These composer-curated chamber music programs feature performances by NEC students and include conversations between the composers and BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere. The NEC student performances are coached and directed by NEC faculty Stephen Drury.

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Following the event in Williams Hall, the BSO, with conductor John Storgårds, performs Kaija Saariaho's gorgeous study of orchestral color Ciel d'hiver ("Winter Sky"), an arrangement of a movement from her earlier, symphony-like Orion.  

All events take place at 6pm at New England Conservatory's Williams Hall:

  • Thursday, November 8, featuring Andris Dzentis
  • Thursday, January 24, featuring Kaija Saariaho
  • Thursday, May 2, featuring Sebastian Currier

Admission is free, but RSVP is suggested.

  1. Kaija Saariaho: Je sens un deuxième cœur

    • Ariel Chapman, viola
    • Benjamin Fryxell, cello
    • Ariel Mo, piano
  2. Kaija Saariaho: Serenatas

    • Yucong Huang, piano
    • Alexander Fowler, cello
    • Alex Garde, percussion
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039

    • Amelia Sie, violin
    • Perry Emerson, flute
    • Cheng Cheng, harpsichord
    • Thomas Barth, cello