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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The New England Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 Season; featuring rarely-performed Spring Symphony by Benjamin Britten with Chorus pro Musica and Boston Children's Chorus

BOSTON │The New England Philharmonic (NEP), under the direction of Richard Pittman, has announced their 2014-15 program, the 38th season of the volunteer orchestra. This season will include world premieres of two NEP commissions, David Rakowski’s Dance Episodes Symphony no. 5 and Andy Vores' Violin ConcertoNo. 2; the world premiere of Bernard Hoffer’s Ligeti Split; Boston premieres from John Harbison’s Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera and Michael Gandolfi’s Night Train to Perugia and a performance of Benjamin Britten’s rarely performed Spring Symphony featuring Chorus pro Musica and theBoston Children’s Chorus.

Throughout the season, the NEP will also collaborate with some of Boston’s most notable soloists, including tenor David Kravitz, violinist Danielle Maddon and mezzo-soprano Krista River. The NEP will perform the Boston premiere of How theSolar System Was Won by Matthew Browne, the winner of their 29th Call for Scores competition. The composition will beperformed by the NEP on May 2, 2015. Subscriptions are now available at


Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 p.m.
Boston University Tsai Performance Center

György Ligeti                        Concert Romanesc, 4th Movement
Bernard Hoffer                     Ligeti Split  (world premiere)
Igor Stravinsky                      Capriccio for Pianoand Orchestra, Randall Hodgkinson, piano
David Rakowski                    Dance Episodes Symphony No. 5 (world premiere, NEP commission)
Maurice Ravel                        La Valse


Annual Family Concert
Saturday, December 14, 2014, 3 p.m.
Boston University Tsai Performance Center

Michael Gandolfi                     Night Train to Perugia (Boston premiere)
Arthur Honegger                  Pacific 231
Heitor Villa-Lobos                Little Train of Caipira
Toccata from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
TBD                                        2014 Young Artist Competition Winner
Rob Kapilow                          Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express


Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4 p.m. MIT Kresge Auditorium

David Kravitz, baritone
Newton Public Schools All City Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director

John Harbison        Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera (Boston premiere)
Aaron Copland      Appalachian Spring
Benjamin Britten  Spring Symphony
Sarah Pelletier, soprano Krista River, mezzo-soprano Ray Bauwens, tenor Chorus pro Musica, Jaime Kirsch, Music Director BostonChildren’s Chorus, Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director


Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8pm
Boston University Tsai Performance Center

Matthew Browne  How the Solar System Was Won (Boston premiere, 2014 Call for Score  Winner)
Gunther Schuller  Meditation (Symphonic Study)
Andy Vores Violin Concerto No. 2 (worldpremiere, NEP commission) Danielle Maddon, soloist
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

About the New England Philharmonic 

Now entering its 38th season, the New EnglandPhilharmonic (NEP), under the direction of Richard Pittman, is internationally renowned for its daringprogramming encompassing both contemporary and traditional works. In 2013 the volunteer orchestra wasawarded its 9th ASCAP award for Adventurous Programming and named Gunther Schuller composer laureate.The Boston Globe named NEP’s recent performance of Britten War Requiem as one of the 10 best classicalmusic performances of the year. The orchestra’s illustrious past includes the installation of three landmarkprograms. The NEP became the first orchestra of its size to support a composer-in-residence (1985), introduce aCall for Scores Program (1985) and a Young Artists Competition (1994), legacies that endure today. Since1997, the NEP has had the privilege of serving as the orchestra-in-residence at Simmons College.

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