To all you Social Fun classical music lovers who aren't also in Nerd Fun:
Will runs a series of FREE events at the New England Conservatory for Nerd Fun, and wants his Social Fun friends to come too! (But please don't double RSVP.)
However, this season, Will is unable to regularly commit to hosting, so he's enlisted help! Tonight, Eric will be hosting as the NEC Chamber Orchestra plays works by Handel, Mozart, and Suk. The Chamber Orchestra is a conductorless group, pulled from the best students in the school, and coached by Professor Donald Palma of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, based in New York. These concerts have consistently been surprising and good, playing rarer pieces not often performed by larger or smaller groups. For more information about this concert, visit: http://necmusic.edu/nec-chamber-orchestra-1.
(Listen to excerpts below; the names in the list link to youtube performances of the works.)
We should meet up at no later than 7:30pm, so the group can grab a bunch of seats together when the doors open, and then socialize before the concert. The group usually sits in the balcony, on the left side, in the 2nd section to the left in the above picture. For this concert, Eric will be your host, and will greet people downstairs in Will's traditional greeting spot just behind the ticket taker's entrance (except there are no tickets). He will stay downstairs to catch the last stragglers, but not so long as to miss the start of the concert! :)
Directions to Jordan Hall:
The hall is located at the corner of Huntington and Gainsborough streets, about a block south of the Symphony T stop on the Green Line. It's also close to the Mass Ave station on the Orange line. Look for the building with the YMCA sign on top of it as you walk down Huntington Ave--it's near that building. The main entrance is reached from Gainsborough Street.
This evening's program will include:
• Handel: Concerto grosso, op.6, no.2, HWV 230, F major
• Mozart: Symphony No.29, K.201 (186a), A major
• Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major