Dreams & Legends
On October 26th, 2013, the New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman, will commence its 37th season and continue the tradition of presenting Boston and world premieres from early music masters and contemporary composers. This concert features works by American masters Eliot Carter and John Harbison, and includes a composition from Carl Schimmel, NEP’s Call for Scores Winner. Cellist Jan Mueller-Szeraws will be featured on John Harbison’s Cello Concerto and the Boston University Trumpet Ensemble will join NEP for Leos Janacek’s Sinfonietta.
• Elliot Carter │ Pocohantus
• John Harbison │Cello Concerto │Jan Mueller-Szeraws, soloist
• Carl Schimmel │Woolgatherer’s Chapbook│NEP Call for Scores Winner
• Leos Janacek │Sinfonietta │featuring Boston University Trumpet Ensemble
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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.