The live streams will include orchestral and chamber music concerts and talks

New England Conservatory

A performance at the New England Conservatory

This weekend the New England Conservatory is beginning to broadcast free live stream concerts from select ensembles, and will continue to do so throughout the autumn.

Among them are concerts from the Conservatory orchestra, the NEC Philharmonia, broadcast from the Jordan Hall. They will involve about 20 string players, with all of the performers masked and seated 6 feet apart. The first concert, this Saturday 3 October at 7.30pm (ET), will feature Michael Abels’s Delights and Dances, Chen Yi’s Shuo, and Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in E major, Op.22.

In addition, NEC will be recording and streaming concerts from the Balourdet String Quartet (NEC’s current quartet in residence), as well as the 36th year of First Mondays concerts curated by cellist Laurence Lesser.

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Tonight, NEC is hosting a talk on cultural equity and diversity, as part of their Perspectives Forums. Four alumni will share their vision of what NEC looks and feels like when it has lived up to its commitment of cultural equity and belonging. This series will continue monthly. To find out more, click here.

And for a full list of autumn events, click here.