10 Years of Film Noir at
New England Conservatory
April 13, 2015 8pm
Jordan Hall (Boston, MA)
As young Mrs. Manningham is driven slowly insane by her treacherous husband, members of the NEC Storyboard Noir Ensemble, coached by Aaron Hartley, create an original score, responding to the drama through improvisations, recompositions, and reinterpretations of works by Konrad Elfers, Bernard Herrmann, Gustav Holst, and Johann Strauss II.
Other NEC musicians performing on this concert include Eden MacAdam-Somer with NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Chamber Ensemble; actress/singer Greta DiGiorgio; alto saxophonist Mark Zaleski; pianist Jason Moran; NEC President Tony Woodcock; jazz department chair Ken Schaphorst with the NEC Jazz Orchestra; and piano department chair Bruce Brubaker.
Members of Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble play a key role in this annual Film Noir concert. Each fall, ensemble members engage in a rich exploration of creating music for film, through aural study of original scores, development of student compositions in tandem with traditional repertoire, and collective improvisation.
NEC’s FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing. Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert’s start time.
A Special Shout Out from NEC’s President,
Ran Blake & Christine Correa
Check out this new video that is a part of a series from Red Piano Records on Ran’s reflections of Abbey Lincoln and his recent recordings with Christine Correa. We’ll tell you more about this great project in April’s newsletter.
A Special Thank You to Steve Mardon for a Solid 10 Years of the Newsletter!
Check out Ran’s calendar page for concerts he recommends in and around Boston. There’s a lot of great music coming up, including many student recitals.
Good Times in Europe!