New England Conservatory is a proud member of the Fenway Alliance, a consortium of Boston’s finest institutions for arts, culture, and education. The Fenway Alliance was founded in 1977, and in 1998 moved for the formation of the Fenway Cultural District, which highlights the wealth of culture that lies in the area, from organizations like the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Huntington Theatre Company, and Massachusetts Historical Society, to the Museum of Fine Arts, and Harvard School of Public Health. The Alliance helps its members to bring projects to fruition by providing advocacy and means for fundraising.
The Fenway Alliance produces and markets Opening Our Doors, an annual day-long celebration of the Fenway Cultural District. Opening Our Doors Day takes place on Columbus Day each year, and is always filled with free events, lectures, concerts and open houses. NEC presents many events in Opening Our Doors Day, and has even served as the venue for OOD Kickoff events.
On Opening Our Doors Day 2012, the CPP Program presented two performances: one by Soo Han and Maria Rindenello-Parker in the newly-constructed Calderwood Hall of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and one by Trio Cleonice in NEC’s own Jordan Hall. Vocalist Soo Han and harpist Maria Rindenello-Parker played a program of jazz standards; read more about their performance here. Read about Trio Cleonice, the current ensemble in NEC’s Professional Piano Trio Training Program, here.