"What I Hear"
What I Hear-Concerts and Conversations with Composers at New England Conservatory
A collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory, "What I Hear" is a series of free hour-long events meant to introduce audiences to composers working with the BSO. These composer-curated chamber music programs feature performances by NEC students and include conversations between the composers and BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere.
All events take place at 6pm at New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
Thursday, January 24, featuring Kaija Saariaho
For this season's second "What I Hear" event, distinguished composer Kaija Saariaho curates a program of chamber music in connection with the BSO's performance of her Ciel d’hiver later that evening. New England Conservatory musicians perform her works Serenatas and Je sens un deuxième cœur, along with J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039. BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere moderates a conversation with the composer.
Musical direction: Stephen Drury
Je sens un deuxième cœur Kaija SAARIAHO
Ariel Chapman, viola
Benjamin Fryxell, 'cello
Ariel Mo, piano
Yucong Huang, piano
Alexander Fowler, cello
Alex Garde, percussion
Trio Sonata No. 2 in G, BWV 1039 J.S. BACH
Amelia Sie, violin
Perry Emerson, flute
Cheng Cheng, harpsichord
Thomas Barth, cello
Thursday, May 2, featuring Sebastian Currier
For this season's final "What I Hear" event, distinguished American composer Sebastian Currier curates a program of chamber music in connection with the BSO's world premiere performance of his Aether later that evening. New England Conservatory musicians perform his works Night Time and Spark, along with Bartók’s Contrasts. BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Valliere moderates a conversation with the composer.
Admission is free, but RSVP is suggested.