Spring Concert With New England Conservatory

Top Pick April 28, 2019 Boston Free 0
(Photo: Minerva Studio/iStock)
(Photo: Minerva Studio/iStock)

Join New England Conservatory students and alumni as they perform their own original compositions and classical favorites.

Welcome to a wonderful afternoon of music and experiences, showcasing original compositions by students and alumni from the New England Conservatory (NEC).

The program consists of a variety of musical genres—ranging from classical to Gershwin—and from different cultures, including German, American, Argentinian, Jewish and contemporary.

This event is produced by Ilana Zaks, NEC student. She is also the event curator and solo violinist. The composers will talk about their pieces before their performances.


Franz Schubert Sonata D. 574, A Major (1817)
A lovely Sonata for violin and piano
Performers: Ilana Zaks, violin, and Maryann Han, pianist

George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess selections
Performer: NEC jazz pianist Erez Dessel

Lila Wildly Quillin’s original solo piece, Love Triangle for Solo Violin (2016)
Includes projected 3D animation created by the composer
Performer: Ilana Zaks, violin

Benjamin Paulson’s original picturesque, Berkshire Fantasia (2011)
Listeners will be delighted with the accuracy of Paulson’s time in the Berkshires

Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem: 3 Pictures of Chassidic Life
Includes a projection of Marc Chagall’s stunning paintings
Performers: Ilana Zak, violin, and Maryann Han, piano

Astor Piazzolla’s History of Tango Suite
Performers: NEC guitarist Barbara Matthews and Ilana Zaks, violin

There will also be a light reception.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114
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