Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Call for Scores Competition

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Igor Santos | ploy, pivot

In March, the New England Philharmonic commenced their 36th Annual Call for Scores competition. This year, the NEP received over 150 submissions from composers all over the world. After careful review of a list of ten finalists by composer-in-residence Eric Nathan, Igor Santos’ work, ploy, pivot, was selected as the winning work, which will be performed by the NEP in their upcoming 2021-22 season.


Read more about winner Igor Santos here.

Rewatch the 2020-21 Virtual Events!


Listening In: Composer Bernard Rands

Renowned composer Bernard Rands connects with Nathan and Maddon about his Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra and Concert for Piano and Orchestra.


Listening In: Composer TJ Cole

Jump into the music and join NEP Concertmaster Dani Maddon and Composer-in-Residence Eric Nathan as they chat with the composer about her works Nightscape and Playtime and learn about the inspiration for the works, the various performance techniques each piece requires, and the overall composition process.

This performance was part of the Virtual Boston New Music Festival, a two-week showcase of Boston’s leading new music ensembles.


Listening In: Yoonah Kim and Stefan Jackiw

Clarinetist Yoonah Kim and violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the NEP to discuss Eric Nathan’s Double Concerto, which was co-commissioned by the NEP and the New York Classical Players.

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Listening In: Composer Sofía Rocha

Sofía Rocha, winner of the 2020 NEP Call for Scores, joins Nathan and Maddon to discuss her works Standing Waves and Scenes of Night.

Meet the Instruments!

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Join the NEP and the Boston Children’s Museum for our annual Meet the Instruments series–virtually!


In this virtual series, kids learn about the different families of musical  instruments and how those instruments fit together to make an orchestra. Every week they will be introduced to a new family of instruments, strings, brass, and woodwinds, as the talented musicians from NEP share their instruments and their passion for making music.


Intro to the Orchestra!
Meet the Strings Family!
Meet the Brass Family!
Meet the Woodwind Family!


To take part in this series, visit the Boston Children’s Museum YouTube!