New England Conservatory February 17, 2014

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Dr. Thomas Hampson

On March 7, baritone Thomas Hampson will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from NEC during a singers’ masterclass. More

Second chance at the Ninth

Were you one of the 200 music lovers who couldn’t squeeze into the SRO NEC Philharmonia concert in Jordan Hall on February 12? Here’s your chance to hear those stirring performances of Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9 and Shostakovich‘s Symphony No. 2. NEC at InstantEncore


When the College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division convenes at NEC in early March, activities include panels, workshops, and world premiere performances of music by Charles Mingus and Gunther Schuller. Schedule and registration info

Aviv prizewinner

Violinist Daniel Aizenstadt, a student of Miriam Fried, has won Israel’s Aviv Prize. More

African Music Festival

Ephraim Amu‘s music triggered a “quiet revolution” in Ghana on its path to independence. Events at Boston’s African Meeting House on February 20, at NEC on February 21, and at other local partner venues explore Amu’s roots and legacy.

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