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NEC Contemporary Ensemble

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290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC Contemporary Ensemble, directed by John Heiss, presents several concerts annually at NEC and in Boston.

Repertoire includes works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, Berio, Carter, Ligeti, prominent local composers, NEC faculty, and students. Guest composers who have visited to coach performances of their works have included Boulez, Messiaen, Schuller, Maxwell-Davies, Tippett, Lutoslawski, and Ligeti.

The ensemble has performed under the auspices of the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, the International Society for Contemporary Music, and WGBH-FM.

Artists
  1. Francis Poulenc: Trio (1926)

    Artists
    • Cheyanna Duran, oboe
    • Eli Holmes, bassoon
    • Nan Ni, piano
  2. Anton Webern: Three Short Pieces, op. 11 (1914)

    Artists
    • Annette Jakovčić, cello
    • Motti Fang-Bentov, piano
  3. Marin Marais: Variations (1717)

    arranged by Garth Knox for viola ensemble

    Artists
    • Chi Ta Chang, viola
    • Lawrence Wong, viola
    • Tanner Menees, viola
    • Yeonsu Lee, viola
  4. Charles Ives: Group of Songs (1887-1921)

    Artists
    • Whitney Robinson, mezzo soprano
    • Miles Fellenberg, piano
  5. György Ligeti: Violin Concerto (1992)

    Ensembles
    • NEC Contemporary Ensemble Orchestra
    Artists
    • Isabella Costanza, violin
    • Bert von Herck, conductor
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