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Oct
25
Sat
THE NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC COMMENCES 2014-15 SEASON with SHALL WE DANCE? 10.25.14
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

NEP-FINAL NEW logoM3On October 25th the New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman will commence their 38th season titled “This is the NEP.” The concert, titled “Shall We Dance?” features two world premieres: NEP Composer in Residence, David Rakowski’s Dance Episodes, an NEP commission, and Bernard Hoffer’s Ligeti Split. The evening also features György Ligeti’s Ramifications, Igor Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra with pianist Randall Hodgkinson, and Maurice Ravel’s  La Valse.

“As we began to prepare the groundwork for our upcoming 40th anniversary season, we asked ourselves, ‘What makes us different from other orchestras in Boston today?’” questioned Ann Teixeira, NEP’s incoming president. “We realized we may be the only people who know the answer, and the time has come to tell our story. This season we will do just that.”

The New England Philharmonic, a nine-time ASCAP award winner for Adventurous Programming,  is Boston’s only volunteer orchestra to support a Composer in Residence, a Call for Scores program, and a Young Artist Competition. Each season nearly half of the pieces performed are world or Boston premieres and at least one is an NEP commission. This season is no exception.

On December 14, 2014  the NEP presents its annual family concert “All Aboard!” that will feature the Boston premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s Night Train to Perugia and Rob Kapilow’s  Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express. The evening will also showcase a performance from the winner of NEP’s 20th annual Young Artist Competition.

On March 1, 2015 the NEP presents “A Spring Awakening” featuring Benjamin Britten’s rarely performed Spring Symphony with the Boston Children’s Chorus and Chorus pro Musica and the Boston premiere of John Harbison’s Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera.

The season concludes on May 2, 2015 with the world premiere of an NEP commission, Andy Vores’  Violin Concerto No. 2, written for and performed by NEP Concertmaster Danielle Maddon and a Boston premiere of How the Solar System Was Won from Matthew Browne, NEP’s 2014 Call for Scores Winner.

Nov
1
Sat
27th ANNUAL STEPPIN’ OUT GALA feat. R&B ICONS THE O’JAYS & JENNIFER HOLLIDAY 11.1.14
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:00 am

Join us for The Dimock Center’s 27th Annual Steppin’ Out gala, the only multi-cultural black tie event of the year that supports the needs and SO2013crowdwellness of our community.

This year your help enables us to continue to provide the programs and services that are vital for Boston’s most vulnerable. For more information STEPPIN007about our services, visit WWW.DIMOCK.ORG. This year’s performers include R&B icons The O’Jays, as well as local artists performing various styles of music including double threat singer, songwriter and Boston R&B and pop sensation, Louie Bello.

About the Performers:
EXCLUSIVEThe OJaysThe O’Jays The O’Jays have enjoyed one of the longest and most influential careers in the R&B world. Their legions of fans worldwide, ranging from millennials to baby boomers, are a testament that great music-making and powerhouse showmanship will never go out of style. For over 50 years they’ve been producing some of biggest chart-topping hits in the industry such as, “Back Stabbers,” “For the Love of Money,” “Love Train,” “Use Ta Be My Girl,” and the list goes on and on.

VIP Reception:
The VIP reception featuring Tony and Grammy Award winning legend Jennifer Holliday begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to sponsors and VIP ticket holders only. To become a STEPPIN’ OUT SPONSOR or to inquire about VIP seats, please contact Christina Alexis-Clark, Director of Development, at CALEXIS1@DIMOCK.ORG or call 617-442-8800 ext. 1354.

VIP performer Jennifer Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad, “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going”, in the smash hit Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, made her a household name and introduced her big soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie “Melody” White, a role she co-created, garnered a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and her first Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Vocalist.

Nov
2
Sun
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS YEAR 1: MENDELSSOHN/WOLF CHAMBER SERIES 11.2.14
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside theEM Chamber Photo intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series,
Year I
Concert I: November 2, 2014
Concert II: November 16, 2014
Concert III: April 12, 2015

Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church

Concert I: November 2, 2014

Mendelssohn:
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 1
Variations concertantes in D Major for piano and cello, op. 17
Wolf: Selected Mörike-lieder

Danielle Maddon, violin
Mark Berger, viola
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Turner, tenor
Ya-Fei Chuang, piano
Brett Hodgdon, piano

Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only.

Click here for menu and more info.

Nov
5
Wed
BOSTON WOMEN in MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORKING EVENT at TRADE BOSTON 11.5.14
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

GreatGroupShotNetwork and make connections…get inspired…and learn something you never knew before! That’s what BWME is all about. We’ll have great nibbles courtesy of TRADE BOSTON, some terrific door prizes and as always, a very special guest! More on that coming soon.

RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE VERY LIMITED.

This event is FREE for Members only who are encouraged to bring 1 guest. Non-Member tickets are: $25. This event is FREE for BWME Members only who are encouraged to bring 1 guest. Click here to reserve today. If you’d like to join us and you are not a member yet, contact dayla@bwme.org

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Nov
16
Sun
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS YEAR 1: MENDELSSOHN/WOLF CHAMBER SERIES 11.16.14
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside theEM Chamber Photo intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series,
Year I
Concert II: November 16, 2014
Concert III: April 12, 2015

Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church

Concert II: November 16, 2014

Mendelssohn:
Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 13
Wolf: Selected Mörike-lieder
Arneis Quartet: Heather Braun, Rose Drucker; Daniel Doña; Agnes Kim, violin
Roberta Anderson, soprano
David Kravitz, baritone
Esther Ning Yau, piano

Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only.

Click here for menu and more info.

Dec
14
Sun
THE NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS ALL ABOARD! ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT 12.14.14
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New England Philharmonic’s Annual Family Concert

Be sure to check out the instrument Petting Zoo directly following the concert.

sammy&DickfromfrontcloseupA musical railway trip for young listeners, with three works that take their inspiration from trains in Italy, America, and Brazil, leading up to Rob Kapilow’s Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express, based on the beloved children’s book and featuring the Newton All City Treble Chorus and baritone David Kravitz. The winner of NEP’s annual Young Artist Competition joins in to share the beginning of a lifetime’s musical journey.

Michael Gandolfi Night Train to Perugia (Boston premiere)

Arthur Honegger Pacific 231
Heitor Villa-Lobos Little Train of Caipira & Toccata from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
2014 Young Artist Competition Winner TBD
Rob Kapilow Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express
David Kravitz, baritone
Newton Public Schools All City Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director

Mar
1
Sun
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS SPRING AWAKENING 3.1.15
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dick_tightcropped_horizBenjamin Britten’s choral Spring Symphony celebrates the arrival of that season after the long English winter, through settings of lyric poems from Spenser to Auden for a splendid array of voices and instruments. We are delighted to be joined on this piece by the Boston Children’s Chorus & Chorus pro Musica.

John Harbison’s Darkbloom overture is a balletic setting of the story of a man and a woman, echoed by the scenario for Aaron Copland’s beloved American ballet Appalachian Spring.

John Harbison Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera (Boston premiere)
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
Benjamin Britten Spring Symphony
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Ray Bauwens, tenor
Chorus pro Musica, Jamie Kirsch, Music Director
Boston Children’s Chorus, Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director

Mar
21
Sat
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS BACH ST. JOHN THE PASSION BWV 245 3.21.15
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

turner_ryan_edited_1This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised by this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: Dana Whiteside
Susan Consoli; Brenna Wells, soprano
Thea Lobo; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto
Jonas Budris; Frank Kelley, tenor
Bradford Gleim; Mark McSweeney; Paul Max Tipton, bass

In just four short years at the helm of Emmanuel Music, Artistic Director Ryan Turner has taken the professional orchestra and chorus (both featuring some of the country’s most in-demand soloists) to new heights. From the standing-room-only performances of their Boston premiere of The Great Gatsby at Jordan Hall and the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, to the critically acclaimed performances of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Emmanuel Music under the direction of Mr. Turner continues to traverse new ground while firmly keeping Bach as their core companion, proving themselves, once again, to be one of Boston’s most cherished and enduring ensembles.

Apr
12
Sun
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS YEAR 1: MENDELSSOHN/WOLF CHAMBER SERIES 4.12.15
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside theEM Chamber Photo intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series,
Year I
Concert III: April 12, 2015

Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church

Concert II: April 12, 2014

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder
Gabriela Diaz; Rose Drucker; Lena Wong; Karen Oosterbaan, violin
Joan Ellersick; Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell; Cora Swenson Lee, cello
Kendra Colton, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano

Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only.

Click here for menu and more info.

May
2
Sat
THE NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS ODYSSEYS 5.2.15
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dick-tightcroppedNEP’s 2014-15 Season concludes with Matthew Browne’s Call for Scores winning piece that takes its inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while Composer Laureate Gunther Schuller’s Meditation revisits the start of his long and illustrious musical path and Andy Vores premieres his second violin concerto written for and performed NEP’s concertmaster Danielle Maddon. We travel to Russia to arrive at Rachmaninoff’s final composition, his nostalgic and colorful Symphonic Dances.

Matthew Browne How the Solar System Was Won (Boston premiere, 2014 Call for Scores Winner)
Gunther Schuller Meditation (Symphonic Study)
Andy Vores Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere, NEP commission)
Danielle Maddon, soloist
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances