Hey, sorry for the late notice, but I just found out about a new post-season event at the New England Conservatory of Music!
Tonight, the NEC Prep school's Youth Symphony Orchestra will be performing Dohnanyi's American Rhapsody, Haydn's "London Symphony", and one of my personal favorites, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist Daniel Kim.
(Listen to excerpts below; the names in the list link to youtube performances of the works. For more information on this concert, visit: http://necmusic.edu/nec-youth-symphony-karidoyanes-0 .)
Let's 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. We will probably end up sitting in the back of the center section in the main hall, as they usually don't open the balcony for these concerts.
Directions to Jordan Hall:
The hall is located at the corner of Huntington and Gainsborough streets (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=jordan+Hall,+Boston+MA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.467068,135.263672&ie=UTF8&ll=42.342781,-71.085577&spn=0.006883,0.020599&z=17), 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:
Dohnanyi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGu71GI2YA#t=1m) American Rhapsody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGu71GI2YA#t=1m) Rachmaninoff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vna-_bCgb70)Piano Concerto No. 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vna-_bCgb70) with soloist Daniel Kim Haydn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffBK-EYjs90) Symphony No. 104 in D, "London" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffBK-EYjs90)