NEC Wind Ensemble presents The Beginning

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

In honor of NEC Wind Ensemble's 50th anniversary, a recreation of the first concert.

“Recreating that first concert gives us a window into the ‘spirit of the new’ that was NEC of the late 60’s. The music here reminds us of what was considered ‘new’ music at the time, what was becoming a canon, and how this music fit into a larger world of music and education.”

—Charles Peltz

  1. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major, op. 7

  2. Persichetti: Symphony No. 6 for Band, op. 69

  3. Dahl: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

  4. Bassett: Designs, Images and Textures

  5. Hindemith: Symphony in B–flat for Concert Band, op. 51

Charles Peltz closes his eyes and spreads his arms wide while conducting the NEC Wind Ensemble.
NEC: Jordan Hall

In honor of NEC Wind Ensemble's 50th anniversary, a return to works commissioned by NEC from Michael Gandolfi, Gunther Schuller, and Michael Colgrass.