NEC Fall Concert Series Opener: Wolff conducts Beethoven, Adams & Brahms

 

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:

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  • AJ

    They may be students but they certainly sounded professional to me. Great program, great concert.

    October 4, 2012

  • Michael O.

    Such energy ! from the orchestra AND the Meetup folks ! Had a great time !

    October 3, 2012

  • Paula

    @ Debbie I'm from Seekonk. I'd be willing to meet u and/or any of the ladies. :-)

    October 2, 2012

  • Will

    All, I have closed this event to new RSVPs, as between NerdFun and Social Fun, I now have ~160 people theoretically signed up to attend; For the record, this is the most number of people EVER to sign up for one of these, and I don't think it's fair to the NEC to monopolize their hall - the entire place only holds in the neighborhood of 400 people, and this concert will almost certainly fill to the gills!

    This event is FREE, general admission seating, and open to the general public, first come, first served. THEREFORE, if you're *really* planning on coming, I strongly encourage you to get there by 7 to ensure that you a) get in, and b) are early enough in line to sit with the group.

    I will do my best to get there by 6:45, and start handing out stickers to the group as I find them in line. I will solicit any of my "regulars" attending to help usher people upstairs when the doors open at 7:30. Looking forward to see y'all there!

    October 2, 2012

  • Michael O.

    Hello Will, and friends. I attended the #1 concert 'FIRST MONDAY'. It was a sell out....FREE like the others -- just an expression. Needless to say IF you want to get in to this FREE concert, get there early. See you in line !

    October 2, 2012

  • Paula

    WOW this looks amazing. Hope I can catch the next one. Are any members from RI or Southeastern MA? Would love to carpool and save gas.

    October 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where from? I'm coming from Foxboro.

      October 2, 2012

  • Will

    All, I have closed this event to new RSVPs, as between NerdFun and Social Fun, I now have 160 people theoretically signed up to attend; For the record, this is the most number of people EVER to sign up for one of these, and I don't think it's fair to the NEC to monopolize their hall - the entire place only holds in the neighborhood of 400 people, and this concert will almost certainly fill to the gills!

    This event is FREE, general admission seating, and open to the general public, first come, first served. THEREFORE, if you're *really* planning on coming, I strongly encourage you to get there at 7 or earlier to ensure that you a) get in, and b) are early enough in line to sit with the group.

    I will do my best to get there by 6:45, and start handing out stickers to the group as I find them in line. I will solicit any of my "regulars" attending to help usher people upstairs when the doors open at 7:30. Looking forward to see y'all there!

    October 1, 2012

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