POSTPONED: NEC Symphonic Winds + William Drury: Bach, Dove, Apon, Krommer

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Tonight the NEC Symphonic Winds, conducted by William Drury and Jackie Hu '24 MM, performs Jonathan Dove's Figures in the Garden and works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Krommer, and Saskia Apon.

This is an in-person event with a public live stream

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Christopher Mowett) | Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048

    Allegro moderato

  2. Jonathan Dove | Figures in the Garden (1991)

    Dancing in the Dark
    Susanna in the Rain
    A Conversation
    Barbarina Alone
    The Countess Interrupts a Quarrel
    Voices in the Garden
    Nocturne: Figaro and Susanna

    Program note

    For their 1991 Mozart bicentenary celebrations, Glyndebourne commissioned five composers to write wind serenades. Each serenade was to be musically connected in some way with one of Mozart’s operas, and to be played outdoors before the performance of the opera. I was asked to compose a piece to precede The Marriage of Figaro. Although Mozart’s comic masterpiece needs no introduction, musically or otherwise, I was attracted by the aptness of playing a serenade in the garden before performances of an opera whose last act is set in a garden, and which itself includes a number of serenades: Voi che sapete, Deh vieni, non tardar, and Susanna and the countess’ letter-writing duet Canzonetta sull‘aria. I had the idea that with all the performances of The Marriage of Figaro that had taken place at Glyndebourne, sounds from the opera had in some way impregnated the garden: snatches of recitative, musical figures, instrumental colours. I didn’t want to overwork Mozart’s tunes – it would be disastrous if the audience were tired of them before the opera had even begun – but each movement of Figures in the Garden is developed from a musical idea in the opera. Here and there an alternative scenario emerges: Susanna sings her aria in the rain (because it’s an English garden), and Figaro and Susanna finally enjoy a moment of shared tranquillity that is denied them in the opera.
    - Jonathan Dove

    • Jackie Hu '24 MM, conductor
  3. Saskia Apon | Quartet for Trombones

    Eerste deel
    Deel twee

    • Becca Bertekap, trombone
    • Devin Drinan, trombone
    • Jason Sato, trombone
    • Shin Tanaka, bass trombone
  4. Franz Krommer | Octet-Partita, op. 69

    Andante cantabile

  5. NEC Symphonic Winds

    Rebecca Mack
    Victoria Solis Alvarado

    Evan Chu
    Yi-Ting Ma


    Daniel Arakaki
    Wilson Lu
    Yerin Choi
    Zilong Huang

    French horn
    Elijah Barclift
    Xiaoran Xu

    Maxwell DeForest
    Sebastián Haros
    Matthew Mihalko
    Alexandra Richmond

    Becca Bertekap
    Devin Drinin
    Allie Klaire Ledbetter

    Bass Trombone
    Jason Sato

    Hayden Silvester

    Wind Ensemble Graduate Assistants

    Weizhe Bai
    Rachel Brake