New England Conservatory announces an expansive fall season of performances, featuring a diverse roster of ensembles and programming. Ensembles large and small perform in NEC’s world-class venues, including Jordan Hall and the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.
Highlights in the classical music departments include master classes and residencies with world class musicians; full-length performances of Francesco Cavalli's bawdy opera "La Calisto;" works by women composers such as Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Tower, Roxanna Panufnik, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; a celebration of Laurence Lesser’s 85th birthday; holiday concerts, song recitals, and more.
Jazz Studies welcomes award winning vocalist and alum Sara Serpa for a residency focusing on her acclaimed multi-media work Intimate Strangers.
Other fall highlights include a residency with NEA Jazz Master bassist Dave Holland and two concerts by the NEC Jazz Orchestra, one honoring the centennial of George Russell and another focusing on the music of NEC Jazz Studies Co-chair Ken Schaphorst.
After last year’s fiftieth anniversary season, the Contemporary Musical Arts Department plans events featuring its stellar students and faculty including a Small Ensemble Festival and 1923, a special event with Anthony Coleman.
Unless indicated, all concerts and events are free and open to the public.