NEC Chamber Orchestra: Elgar, Theofanidis, Shostakovich

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

The NEC Chamber Orchestra was created to provide the students with an opportunity to apply the principals of chamber music in a small orchestral setting.  The participants are chosen by audition at the beginning of the academic year and remain together throughout. As the ensemble rehearses and performs without a conductor, leadership responsibilities are rotated for every work performed. This affords the students an opportunity to develop communication skills, take responsibility for musical decisions and broaden their aural and score reading capabilities. Participation in the program also allows them to explore a wide range of the incredibly rich chamber orchestra literature.

Donald Palma is artistic director.


This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:


  1. Edward Elgar | Introduction and Allegro for Strings, op. 47

    string quartet
    Masha Lakisova, Yeji Kim, violin
    Njord Fossnes, viola
    Yi-I Stephanie Yang, cello

  2. Christopher Theofanidis | Visions and Miracles (1997/2002)

    all joy wills eternity
    Peace Love Light YOUMEONE
    I add brilliance to the sun


  4. Dmitri Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony in C Minor, op. 110a

    Allegro molto

  5. NEC Chamber Orchestra

    Kitty Amaral ‡
    David Carreon **
    Hayong Choi *
    Nick Hammel §
    Hyeon Hong
    Harin Kang ‡‡
    Masha Lakisova +
    Yeji Lim ++
    Qiyan Xing §§

    John Clark *
    Njord Fossnes +
    Rituparna Mukherjee §
    Maureen Sheehan ‡  

    Alexander Davis-Pegis §‡
    Claire Park *
    Yi-I Stephanie Yang +   

    Daniel Slatch

    Principal players
    + Elgar quartet
    § Elgar

    * Shostakovich

    Double symbol for principal 2nd violin