NEP in the Community

A love of music infects your life — as a music lover, you can’t hear enough, or as a musician, you can’t play enough.  You’ll find NEP’s Chamber Ensembles sharing their love at intimate venues in and around Boston. Connect with them up close and personal at these events.

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A Composer’s Sense of Place – at the Boston Athenaeum @ Boston Athenaeum
May 8 @ 6:00 pm

A Composer’s Sense of Place

New England Philharmonic Chamber Players

The New England Philharmonic Chamber Players present compositions from New England and abroad to complement the Athenaeum’s exhibition New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenæum’s Prints & Photographs Collection. The performance will demonstrate that music, like works of art on paper, is permeated by a sense of place and context. Players will perform and discuss compelling works by Charles Ives, Bela Bartok, Matt Aucoin, and New England Philharmonic composers Jason Coleman and Emily Koh.

Jason Coleman, cello, is principal cello with the New England Philharmonic. Colman holds a B.A. in music from Tufts University and an M.M. in music theory from New England Conservatory. He works as a freelance musician in the greater Boston area.

Jamie Doyle, viola, is principal violinist with the New England Philharmonic and a Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. While majoring in chemistry at Wake Forest University, she received a Presidential Scholarship for her music.

John Lyneis, violin, has been principal second violin with the New England Philharmonic since 2007. He performs frequently in chamber and orchestral ensembles in the Boston area and is a management consultant specializing in simulation analysis of complex business issues.

Danielle Maddon, violin, is concertmaster of the New England Philharmonic and founding leader of the New England Philharmonic Chamber Players. She performs, records, and tours with groups including the Boston Pops, Boston Baroque, and Emmanuel Music.

This concert is offered in conjunction with New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenæum’s Prints & Photographs Collection. The exhibition gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the concert. Gallery admission is free for Athenæum members and $5 per person for non-members.

Registration begins April 24 at 9 am. Tickets will be available here.

Rodin’s Playlist @ Ellingwood Chapel
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

NEP Chamber Players String Quartet with narration

“Like a generous glass of wine, music provides inspiration, and l, Iike a
new Bacchus, harvest this wine which makes humanity drunk.”

Auguste Rodin invited musicians to perform in his studios while he sculpted, providing an indispensable element in his life that profoundly affected his creative process.

ln an homage to Rodin’s musical inspirations, this concert explores the music he cherished, including brief works by Gluck, Chopin and Handel. But special focus will be placed on examples from Beethoven’s
compositions, illustrating the originality and heart-on-sleeve artistic approach that Beethoven exemplified and that Rodin embraced. Correspondences and memoirs by prominent musicians of Rodin’s
time speak to this. Among them, Wanda Landowska and Helene von Hindenburg’s writings echo Rodin’s descriptions of Beethoven as, that fiery God” and “the Dionysus of Music.’

ln 1905 Rodin co-founded La Societe Beethoven in Paris to present Beethoven,s chamber music,
sonatas and string quartets in chronological order. The marriage of Classical-period structures with the Romantic era’s
imperatives of direct emotional expression and engagement, and the boundary-pushing by artists to accommodate this expansive
expression, are hallmarks of both Beethoven and Rodin.


For more information contact Jim Walsh 781-367-2007/

Presented as one of the Ellingwood Concerts series.