NEC Philharmonia + David Loebel: Mendelssohn, Ravel, Abels, Debussy

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:

  1. Felix Mendelssohn | Overture to the Fairy Tale of the Fair Melusina, op. 32

  2. Maurice Ravel | Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)

    Prélude - Très lent
    Premier tableau
         Danse du rouet et scène (Spinning wheel dance and scene)
    Deuxième tableau
         Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty pavane)
    Troisième tableau
         Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête (Dialogues of the Beauty and the Beast)
    Quatrième tableau
         Petit Poucet (Hop-o'-My-Thumb)
    Cinquième tableau
          Laideronnette, impératrice des Pagodes (Empress of the Pagodas)

    Sixième tableau
         Le jardin féerique (Fairy Garden)


  4. Michael Abels | Global Warming (1990)

    Program note

    Global Warming (1990) is an orchestral work that uses the term to describe the warming of international relations that was happening in the world at that time.  The Berlin Wall had just come down, the Cold War was declared over.  "I wanted to write a piece that explored the similarities heard between music of various cultures," Abels said.  "It begins with a desert scene, a depiction of a futuristic vast desert, with desert locusts buzzing in the background.  But soon the piece turns quite uplifting.  There are elements of Irish music, African music, Persian rhythms, drones, blended to display their commonalities in a way that is often quite joyous.  But rather than end happily, the piece suddenly returns to its original, stark, desert scene, leaving it to the listener to decide which version of global warming they prefer.  At the time of its premiere, global warming was not the politically charged term it is today.  The piece was not written as a political statement, but its political message has inevitably deepened as climate change has evolved from theory into reality.

  5. Claude Debussy | La Mer, L. 109

    De l'aube à midi sur la mer (From dawn to noon on the sea)
    Jeux de vagues (Play of the Waves)
    Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Dialogue of the wind and the sea)

  6. NEC Philharmonia

    First Violin
    Ching Shan Helen Yu
    Rachel Yi
    Yebin Yoo
    Yixiang Wang
    Chiung-Han Tsai
    Wangrui Ray Xu
    Darwin Chang
    Jordan Hadrill
    Célina Bethoux
    Caroline Smoak
    Hila Dahari
    K. J. McDonald
    Cameron Alan-Lee
    Clayton Hancock

    Second Violin
    Hyun Ji Lee
    June Chung
    Joy Wei
    Yilei Yin
    Tessie Katz
    Rachel Wang
    Emma Boyd
    Sarah Campbell
    Gabriella Foster
    Claire Thaler
    Anna Lee


    Joy Hsieh
    Aidan Garrison
    Philip Rawlinson
    Anna Mann
    Asher Boorstin
    Elton Tai
    Chengrong Li
    Nathan Emans
    Daeun Hong
    Eunha Kwon
    Sofia Beiran

    Shannon Ross
    Davis You
    Isaac Pagano-Toub
    Lillian Yim
    Andrew Byun
    J. Alexander Smith
    Rachel Lin
    Jihyeuk Choi
    Sarah Tindall
    Sophia Knappe
    Miruna Eynon
    Max Zhenren Zhao

    Alyssa Peterson
    Yihan Wu
    Brian Choy
    Colby Heimburger
    Isabel Atkinson
    Luke Tsuchida

    Anne Chao ‡
    Jeong Won Choe
    Isabel Evernham
    Subee Kim §
    Yechan Min +
    Subin Oh *

    Anne Chao +
    Isabel Evernham ‡
    Amelia Libbey §

    Donovan Bown ‡
    Corinne Foley §
    Kian Hirayama *
    Sojeong Kim +
    Kelley Osterberg

    English horn
    Sojeong Kim ‡
    Kelley Osterberg +
    Sarah Cho *
    Xianyi Ji §
    Hugo Hyeokwoo Kweon +
    Cole Turkel ‡

    Adam Chen §
    Matthew Heldt *+
    Julien Rollins ‡
    Andrew Salaru

    Julien Rollins +
    Andrew Salaru ‡

    French horn
    Mattias Bengtsson §
    Graham Lovely
    Yeonjo Oh ‡
    Willow Otten +
    Xiaoran Xu *

    Daniel Barak §
    Eddy Lanois +
    Nelson Martinez
    Matthew Mihalko
    Cody York *

    Daniel Barak
    Nelson Martinez +

    Quinn McGillis +
    Noah Nichilo §

    Bass Trombone
    Ki Yoon Park

    James Curto §
    David Stein +

    Gustavo Barreda §
    Eli Geruschat ‡
    Halle Hayoung Song +
    Zesen Wei *

    Principal players





    Gustavo Barreda
    Eli Geruschat +
    Eli Reisz ‡
    Jakob Schoenfeld §
    Halle Hayoung Song
    Zesen Wei


    Yoonsu Cha ‡+
    Jintong Zhang §

    Jin Jeong