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.
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.
Kaija Saariaho: Je sens un deuxième cœurArtists
- Ariel Chapman, viola
- Benjamin Fryxell, cello
- Ariel Mo, piano
Kaija Saariaho: SerenatasArtists
- Yucong Huang, piano
- Alexander Fowler, cello
- Alex Garde, percussion
Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039Artists
- Amelia Sie, violin
- Perry Emerson, flute
- Cheng Cheng, harpsichord
- Thomas Barth, cello