"What I Hear"

New England Conservatory and  Boston Symphony Orchestra  Present  "What I Hear"
A collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory, "What I Hear" is a series of free hour-long events that introduce audiences to composers working with the BSO via composer-curated chamber music programs performed by NEC students with coaching by NEC faculty and the composers themselves.

Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm; Williams Hall
New England Conservatory
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Admission to this activity at NEC is free. To RSVP, reserve your free tickets online.

For this season's first "What I Hear" event, American composer Derek Bermel curates a program of chamber music in connection with the BSO's performance of his Elixir later that evening. New England Conservatory musicians perform Bermel's Thracian Sketches for solo clarinet, along with his Intonations for string quartet, plus Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere moderates a conversation with the composer.

Thursday, March 29, 6:00 pm; Williams Hall
New England Conservatory
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Admission to this activity at NEC is free. To RSVP, reserve your free tickets online.

For the second of this season's two "What I Hear" events, composer Jorg Widmann curates a program of chamber music in connection with the American premiere of his new work (co-commissioned by the orchestra) later that evening. New England Conservatory musicians perform selections from Widmann's works for solo clarinet, along with his String Quartet No. 3 and his Octet. BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere moderates a conversation with the composer.