DECEMBER 11, 2016
In keeping with the NEP’s commitment to “Innovation and Tradition in Concert,” the 40th anniversary season will feature world premieres of works from Andy Vores, Peter Child and Richard Cornell, all past NEP composers-in-residence who have gifted these works in honor of the orchestra’s milestone, the world premiere of a new composition by Bernard Hoffer on the annual Family Concert, and masterpieces from the orchestral tradition of the twentieth century.
William Schuman Newsreel in 5 Shots (1942)
1. “Horse Race”
2. “Fashion Show”
3. “Tribal Dance”
4. “Monkeys in the Zoo”
Bernard Hoffer Nocturne (The Timber Wolf) (2016) WORLD PREMIERE
Andy Vores Big Bad Wolf (1996)
Paul Patterson Little Red Riding Hood Song Book (1994)
Boston City Singers, Joshua DeWitte, Director
Concerto to be performed by the NEP Young Artist Competition Winner
On March 13 the Longy School of Music of Bard College will celebrate another year as a leader in progressive music education in grand style at the fourth annual Sistema Side by Side Celebration, under the baton of Jorge Soto. A very special guest will be announced shortly.
The celebration will showcase Longy’s social mission to prepare students to make a difference in the world, featuring the Sistema Side by Side Orchestra. The orchestra pairs students from aged 7 to 15 from El Sistema-inspired programs throughout Massachusetts with Longy’s Conservatory Orchestra musicians in rehearsals and performances with nationally renowned conductors and guest artists.
The program launched publicly in grand style in March of 2014 with an open rehearsal of the orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Grammy Award-winning music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. Since then, the orchestra has worked with members of the Simón Bolívar String Quartet, Opera Legend Frederica von Stade and given an enthusiastically received performance for Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema.
The evening will include the presentation of the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society. The award was authorized by the Bernstein family and established by Longy in 2000 and has celebrated great artists such as Gustavo Dudamel, Eileen Farrell, Marilyn Horne, Leonard Slatkin, Mark Morris, Leon Botstein, Frederica von Stade and Gunther Schuller.
A celebratory dinner will follow the concert. Tickets to the event are available at www.longy.edu/gala. Proceeds from the gala will support Longy’s ongoing work as a leader in the El Sistema-inspired movement in the U.S. and scholarships and teaching assistantships for Longy Conservatory students
The 2017 season of the Newport Music Festival will feature a marathon of over 60 chamber music concerts in 17 days featuring a cast of 100 musicians from 17 countries performing at 12 different venues in Newport, including the famed Newport Mansions. More details will be available March 1, 2017. Be sure to save these dates – JULY 7-23.