NEP_performance_DreamsDreams & Legends

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Tsai Performance Center

On October 26th, 2013, the New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman, commenced its 37th season presenting Boston and world premieres from contemporary composers alongside masterpieces of the symphonic tradition. This concert featured works by American masters Elliott Carter and John Harbison, and included a composition from Carl Schimmel, NEP’s 2013 Call for Scores Winner. Cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws was featured on John Harbison’s Cello Concerto and the Boston University Trumpet Ensemble joined  NEP for Leos Janacek’s Sinfonietta.

Boston University Trumpet Ensemble
Library Fanfare

Elliott Carter
Pocahontas

John Harbison
Cello Concerto
Jan Müller-Szeraws, soloist

Boston University Trumpet Ensemble
Dedicatory Fanfare

Carl Schimmel
Woolgatherer’s Chapbook
NEP Call for Scores winner

Leos Janacek
Sinfonietta
With the Boston University Trumpet Ensemble

 

 

A Distant Journey

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Tme: 3 p.m.
Venue: Tsai Performance Center

The New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman, presented its annual Family Concert on December 15th. The concert included Richard Cornell’s Umai’s Journey featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus and narrated by Renée T. White, Dean of Simmons College. The  first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was performed by NEP’s 2013 Young Artist Competition Winner, Sammy Andonian.

After the performance, children in the audience  joined our orchestra members on stage to visit our Instrument Petting Zoo. Everyone enjoyed the  instruments on stage to touch and play!

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Richard Cornell

Richard Wagner
Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin

John Adams
Tromba lontana

SammyA

Sammy Andonian

Silvestre Revueltas
Janitzio

Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto first movement
Performed by NEP’s 2013 Young Artist Competition Winner
Sammy Andonian

Richard Cornell
Umai’s Journey
featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus
Narrated by Renée T. White, Dean of Simmons College

 

 

NEP_performance_AmericanAn American Anthem

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Tsai Performance Center

The New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman, continues the tradition of presenting Boston and world premieres with one of each!

The concert includes the Boston Premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 that chronicles the events that led to the creation of the Star Spangled Banner, featuring both the Simmons College and MIT College Concert Choirs. The evening also marks the world premiere of Bernard Hoffer’s Violin Concerto, written for and performed by NEP’s Concertmaster Danielle Maddon.

Michael Gandolfi
Chesapeake: Summer of 1814
Simmons College and MIT Concert Choirs

Bernard Hoffer
Violin Concerto
Danielle Maddon, soloist
World premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no. 1