NEC Fall Concert Series: Wolff & Debussy, Sibelius, Janacek & Strauss


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 returns to the stage, and in celebration of Debussy's 150th birthday, performs his famous and influential work, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.   Also on the program will be works by Sibelius and Janacek, as well as Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, (the opening bars of which are the famous theme from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.)  This promises to be a terrific concert, so don't miss out!  (Listen to excepts below; the names in the list link to youtube performances of the works.)

For more information about this concert, go to

Let's meet up at 7:15pm, so the group can grab a bunch of seats together when the doors open at 7:30, and then socialize before the concert.  We usually end up sitting in left-middle section of the balcony, since this affords a good view of the entire orchestra, (particularly good when a pianist is playing), 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Debussy's "Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un faune" was lovely. "Zarlivost(Jealousy)" by Leos Janacek was tolerable, if only because it was (relatively) brief. Strauss's "Also sprach Tharathustra was competent, if unexceptional. The highlight of the night, however, was The NEC Philharmonia's sensitive, agile, radiant rendition of Jean Sibelius's "En Saga." Worth the trek through the inhospitable weather.

    November 8, 2012

  • Deirdre K.

    Heard "Faun" at the BSO - great piece. Sounds like a great program overall. Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

    1 · October 24, 2012

  • Michael

    Would love to be there.. As it would be my first event. Looking forward to attending an event soon. Sounds like a great group to be a part of.

    1 · October 23, 2012

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