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Orchestra & Wind Ensemble


The orchestra program includes four full orchestras with winds, brass, percussion, and string players; four large string orchestras; and String Chamber Orchestra. Click on the links to find out more information about individual groups. 

All of the orchestras perform at least twice each year in NEC's Jordan HallYouth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) and Youth Symphony (YS) are both touring ensembles. Recent tour destinations have included Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Spain. In Februrary 2019, YS will travel to Italy, and in June 2019, YPO will travel to Central Europe.

Baroque Ensembles

NEC Prep offers an array of Baroque Ensembles, consisting of up to 20 members each, which play music composed before 1750. Students play on modern instruments but learn about Baroque technique and aesthetic. Click on the links below to find out more information about the individual ensembles.