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.
- John Heiss, Ensemble Director
Francis Poulenc: Trio (1926)Artists
- Cheyanna Duran, oboe
- Eli Holmes, bassoon
- Nan Ni, piano
Anton Webern: Three Short Pieces, op. 11 (1914)Artists
- Annette Jakovčić, cello
- Motti Fang-Bentov, piano
Marin Marais: Variations (1717)
arranged by Garth Knox for viola ensembleArtists
- Chi Ta Chang, viola
- Lawrence Wong, viola
- Tanner Menees, viola
- Yeonsu Lee, viola
Charles Ives: Group of Songs (1887-1921)Artists
- Whitney Robinson, mezzo soprano
- Miles Fellenberg, piano
György Ligeti: Violin Concerto (1992)Ensembles
- NEC Contemporary Ensemble Orchestra
- Isabella Costanza, violin
- Bert von Herck, conductor