February, 2017

February, 2017 Newsletter
New England Conservatory’s
Contemporary Improvisation Department Presents
the 12th Annual Film Noir Concert
 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall

Performers include NEC alum vocalist Sara Serpa, Anthony Coleman’s Survivors Breakfast, Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble, Eden MacAdam-Somer‘s

CI Chamber Music  and American Roots Ensembles, MC Dorothy Clark, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra directed by Ken Schaphorst 
Pianist/composer/improviser Ran Blake and trombonist Aaron Hartley celebrate their 12th year co-producing New England Conservatory’s famed Film Noir series with Vertigo, a tantalizing mélange of scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic thriller.
As retired San Francisco police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson struggles to separate illusion from reality members of Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble create an original score, responding to the drama through improvisations, recompositions, and reinterpretations of Bernard Herrmann’s orchestrations along with other works. Special guests include NEC alum vocalist Sara Serpa, faculty members Hankus Netsky, Eden MacAdam-Somer with the CI Chamber Music Ensemble, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra directed by Ken Schaphorst.

This free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. For more information, log on to http://necmusic.edu/event/15965 or call 617-585-1260.

More info can be found here at necmusic.edu!


(617) 585-1100

Complete Student List:
James Heazlewood-Dale (Bass), Aaron Blumenthal (Clarinet), Will Greene (Clarinet), Patrick Noonan (Clarinet), Daniel O’Brien (Clarinet), Gabriel Garcia (Alto Saxophone), Yu Wang (Alto Saxophone), Nigel Yancey (Alto Saxophone), Hunter Smith (Tenor Saxophone), Daniel Sagastume (Baritone Saxophone), Elmer Churampi (Trumpet), Tree Palmedo (Trumpet), Massimo Paparello (Trumpet), Alex Quinn (Trumpet), Tyler Bonilla (Trombone), Blake Manternach (Trombone), Xiangyu Tian (Trombone), Christopher Bassett (Bass Trombone), Inigo Ruiz de Gondejuela (Piano), Seyun Park (Piano), Damon Smith (Piano), Sam Fribush (Organ, Piano), Luca Ferrara (Guitar), Rafael Natan (Violin), Sarah-Hadley Yakir (Violin), Pilar Zorro (Violin), Eden MacAdam-Somer (Viola), McKinley James (Cello), John DeWitt (Keyboard), Taichiro Ei (Percussion), Eladio Rojas (Drums) 
Ran Blake & Ricky Ford
Duo in Washington, D.C.
We’re very excited that tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford is in the United States for gigs in Washington D.C. with Ran Blake and in Boston with The Makanda Project. Details for each performance can be found below.
Sat, March 4th at 6pm
Georgetown Day School
$20 and student discount with ID

Sat, March 11th at 7pm
Dudley Library Auditorium
65 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA

Stop in to hear some of the terrific free student concerts happening in March and April at the New England Conservatory. A short list of Ran’s students and friends can be found HERE and a complete list can be found on NEC’s website HERE.