The New England Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 Season

The New England Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 Season

The New England Philharmonic (NEP), under the direction of Richard Pittman, has announced their 2014-15program, 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 Concerto No. 2; the world premiereof Bernard Hoffer's Ligeti Split; Boston premieres from John Harbison's Darkbloom: Overture for an ImaginedOpera and Michael Gandolfi's Night Train to Perugia and a performance of Benjamin Britten's rarely performedSpring Symphony featuring Chorus pro Musica and the Boston Children's Chorus.

Throughout the season, the NEP will also collaborate with some of Boston's most notable soloists, including tenor David Kravitz, violinistDanielle Maddon and mezzosoprano Krista River. The NEP will perform the Boston premiere of How the Solar System WasWon by Matthew Browne, the winner of their 29th Call for Scores competition.The composition will be performed by the NEP on May 2,2015. Subscriptions are now available at

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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 Piano andOrchestra, 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 Boston Children'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 Scores Winner)

Gunther Schuller- Meditation (Symphonic Study)

Andy Vores- Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere,NEP commission) Danielle Maddon, soloist

Sergei Rachmaninoff- Symphonic Dances

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