It's time for the first FREE classical music concert for the fall season at the New England Conservatory of Music!
To all you Social Fun classical music lovers who aren't also in Nerd Fun:
I run a series of FREE events at the New England Conservatory for Nerd Fun, and want my Social Fun friends to come too! (But please don't double RSVP.)
Tonight, maestro Hugh Wolff, the NEC's Calderwood Director of Orchestras, kicks off the season with a concert with the ominous title of "Catastrophe and Pessimism." On the program will be Beethoven's Lenore Overture, Adams' Dr. Atomic Symphony, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. (Listen to excepts below.) But, if the musical content seems dark, NEC’s young musicians will exhilarate listeners with their brilliance, their passion, and their unreserved expressiveness. It should be a terrific concert.
For more information about this concert, go to http://necmusic.edu/nec-philharmonia-wolff
Note: Hugh Wolff's concerts are typically packed, and this being the first of the season, it's sure to be crowded, so let's meet up at 7:15pm, so the group has a chance to get good seats and socialize before the concert. On opening night, we usually end up sitting in left-middle section of the balcony, since this affords a good view of the entire orchestra, is open to the ceiling, and is easy to describe and find, and it is relatively easy to grab a large block of seats there.
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: