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A Summer of Art at Walnut Hill

This summer New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts take their successful 30-year partnership to new heights! The NEC Summer Orchestra Institute takes place on Walnut Hill's campus from July 18 through July 31, with participation of the LA Philharmonic's YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) National Institute. This two-week orchestral program for youth musicians ages 13 to 18 aims to serve young musicians from traditionally underrepresented communities in classical music, empowering them to become the architect their own futures. Over one hundred talented musicians from 20 States and 4 countries will be making music on the Hill!

The 2021 Summer of Art Program features an eclectic concert series by guest artists Naledi Masilo, Naeve Trio, Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Julianne Lee, and Chelsea Green and The Green Project, as well as student orchestra performances, and pop up faculty concerts. All concerts are open to the public, tickets and registration information is below.

Guest Artist Performances

Neave Trio

Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30PM ET
Neave Trio will perform an open-air concert on the patio of the Delbridge Family Center for the Arts. Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting ­edge performances. WQXR explains, “‘Neave’ is actually a Gaelic name meaning ‘bright’ and ‘radiant,’ both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making.”

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Vocalist and educator Naledi Masilo

Friday, July 23 at 7:30PM ET
Passionately pursuing her drive to explore the jazz tradition and her African heritage, Naledi Masilo (NEC ’21) packed her suitcase and moved half-way across the world to pursue a music career. Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Naledi is a recent Jazz Performance graduate at The New England Conservatory. She embodies the NEC spirit as she strives to connect women across the globe and empower them to change the world of music, and the world through music. Her performance will be held on the patio of the Delbridge Family Center for the Arts.

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Violinist and violist Julianne Lee

Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30PM ET
Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she has been a member of the violin section since 2006. Her performance will be held on the patio of the Delbridge Family Center for the Arts.

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Chelsey Green and The Green Project

Thursday, July 29 at 7:30PM ET
Described as "passionate, electrifying, and innovative," international recording artist Chelsey Green breaks down stereotypes of traditional violin and viola playing. A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, entrepreneur and educator that combines classical and contemporary to make music uniquely her own. Chelsey Green and The Green Project have released five studio projects, debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz (Top 30), iTunes Jazz charts (Top 5) and performed live shows, jazz festivals, and educational workshops around the world, their performance will be held in the Keiter Center for the Performing Arts.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the LA Phil and YOLA.

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Student Performances

New England Conservatory Summer Orchestra Institute Student Performance #1

Saturday, July 24 at 7:30PM ET
Join us for a wonderful open-air student performance of the Summer Orchestra Institute. 

Program:
NEC SOI Brass Ensemble
Debussy: Petit Suite
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

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New England Conservatory Summer Orchestra Institute Student Performance #2

Saturday, July 31 at 7:30PM ET
Join us for a wonderful open-air student performance of the Summer Orchestra Institute. 

Program:
Moncayo: Huapango
Chabrier: Espana Rhapsody for Orchestra
Still: Symphony No. 1 selections
Abreu: Tico Tico

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