New England Conservatory Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of ‘Overture 1812’

May 16, 2018

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s Overture 1812, New England Conservatory (NEC) will present an evening of music by Tchaikovsky for the 28th Annual Composer Celebration on May 24.

The event will be held at 7:30 pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall. The evening includes a mix of acclaimed performers, NEC faculty, and highlights the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School students who will open and close the event. Conductors, David Loebel and Jonathan Richter are to lead the NEC Youth Chorale and the NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra-showcasing 183 of Boston’s most advanced youth musicians. The NEC Youth Chorale is a highly celebrated mixed chorus for advanced singers in grades 9 to 12.

Guest artists are to include The Verona Quartet, In Mo Yang, Leo Plashinov, Brannon Cho, Mikhail Svetlov (NY Metropolitan Opera), Tatyana Dudochkin, Yelena Dudochkin, Adam Klein (NY Metropolitan Opera), and Eugene Kaminsky. Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division, Youth Chamber Orchestra will also perform.

“I curated this year’s program to feature the Tchaikovsky pieces so beloved by myself and devotees the world over,” says Tatyana Dudochkin, internationally-acclaimed pianist and member of the Piano Faculty at NEC Preparatory School. “The Prep student’s do an extraordinary job bringing Tchaikovsky’s incredible music to life. It is a testament to the strength of NEC’s youth program.” Dudochkin has served as the Founder and Director of the Annual Celebration of Composers concerts since 1991 and is also set to perform a number of the pieces. Renowned Boston radio personality, WCRB’s Ron Della Chiesa (Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, Classical Morning, Music America) is the event’s host.

Ticket sales for the “Salute to Tchaikovsky” event will be donated to New England Conservatory’s student scholarship fund.

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