New England Philharmonic - An American Anthem
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
An American Anthem
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 Choirs. The evening also marks the world premiere of Bernard Hoffer’s Violin Concerto, written for and performed by NEP’s Concertmaster Danielle Maddon.
• Boston Premiere Michael Gandolfi │Chesapeake: Summer, 1814 │featuring Simmons College Concert Choir & MIT Concert Choir
• World Premiere Bernard Hoffer │Violin Concerto │ Danielle Maddon, soloist
• Dmitri Shostakovich │Symphony no. 1
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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.