[nec]shivaree: Bacewicz & Schnittke

NEC: Williams Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

[nec]shivaree, the NEC Avant-Garde Ensemble directed by NEC faculty Stephen Drury, is the attack wing of NEC's new music program, performing the modern, the new, and the avant-garde. Sounds are provided by such composers as John Cage, Steve Reich, Morton Feldman, George Crumb, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Giacinto Scelsi. The players of [nec]shivaree have worked with composers John Zorn, John Luther Adams, Christian Wolff, and Frederic Rzewski. The group gives concerts both inside and outside of the Conservatory, and has performed regularly at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge and Tonic and The Stone in New York.

This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed below via livestream.

View livestream from Williams Hall:

  • [nec]shivaree
  • Stephen Drury, piano, artistic director
  • Emma Carleton, violin
  • Hannah Goldstick, violin
  • Julian Sneige-Seney, viola
  • Dilshod Narzillaev, cello
  1. Grażyna Bacewicz | Quintet No. 1 for Piano and Strings (1952)

    Moderato molto espressivo
    Con passione

  2. Alfred Schnittke | Quintet for Piano and Strings (1976)

    In tempo di Valse
    Moderato pastorale