A Distant Journey
The New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman, presents its annual Family Concert on December 15th. The concert includes Richard Cornell’s Umai’s Journey featuring the Boston Children’s Choir and will be narrated by Renee White, Dean of Simmons College, plus a performance by the NEP Young Artist Competition Winner.
• John Adams │Tromba Iontana
• Silvestre Revueltas │Janitzio
• Felix Mendelssohn │Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, 1st Movement │ Sammy Andonian, violin, NEP Young Artist Competition winner
• Richard Cornell │Umai’s Journey │featuring the Boston Children’s Choir │Narrated by Renee White, Dean of Simmons College
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New England Philharmonic
Now in its 37th season, the New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman, is internationally renowned for its daring programming encompassing both contemporary and traditional works. In 2013, the volunteer orchestra was awarded its 9th ASCAP award for Adventurous Programming and named Gunther Schuller Composer Laureate. In 2012 the Boston Globe named NEP’s Britten War Requiem as one of the 10 best Classical Music Performances of the year.
The orchestra’s illustrious past includes the installation of three landmark programs. In 1985 NEP became the first orchestra of its size to support a Composer-in-Residence and introduce a Call for Scores Program and a year later, a Young Artists Competition, legacies that endure today. Since 1997, NEP has had the privilege of serving as the orchestra-in-residence at Simmons College.