As part of its emphasis on performing works by regionally based composers, the New England Philharmonic will perform the Grand Mass in E-flat, op. 5 by Boston native Amy Beach (1867-1944) on November 11 at the Church of the Holy Name in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The orchestra is currently in its 40th season, and Music Director Richard Pittman, in his 20th season with the NEP, will conduct the orchestra and the Commonwealth Chorale in the performance. In April, the orchestra will perform two world premieres: Water Music by David Rakowski and Three Pieces for Orchestra by composer in residence Bernard Hoffer. Also planned for the season are the Boston premieres of Sebastian Currier’s Time Machines and Steven Stucky’s Symphony (2012), as well as the U.S. premiere of Lachlan Skipworth’s Spiritus (2017) and the world premiere of the orchestral version of Eric Nathan’s Paestum (2013). Contemporary composers also featured this season include Andrew Norman, Joseph Schwantner, Peter Child, John Adams, and Nathaniel Stookey.
Posted November 10, 2017