Join us for our 2020-21 season!

Save the dates for our upcoming Listening In series!

Join NEP Composer-in-Residence Eric Nathan and Concertmaster Danielle Maddon for the next installments of the NEP’s virtual series, Listening In. We welcome composers and performers to take a deep dive into the music and explore what it takes to create and perform these works.

This series will be streamed on YouTube and is free to the public.

March 21, 2021, 7:00 pm: Bernard Rands
In this session, renowned composer Bernard Rands connects with Nathan and Maddon about his works Canti d’Amor, Music for Shoko: Aubade, and Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra.


April 25, 2021, 7:00 pm: Yoonah Kim and Stefan Jackiw
Clarinetist Yoonah Kim and violinist Stefan Jackiw join the NEP to discuss Eric Nathan’s Double Concerto, which was co-commissioned by the NEP and the New York Classical Players.


May 9, 2021, 7:00 pm: Diego Rocha–2020 Call for Scores Winner
Diego Rocha, winner of the 2020 NEP Call for Scores, will join Nathan and Maddon to discuss his winning work Replier.

Announcing the 36th Annual Call for Scores!

The NEP is pleased to announce the commencement of our 2021 Call for Scores competition. Since 1985, the New England Philharmonic has been one of few orchestras of its size in the country with a Composer-in-Residence program that holds an annual Call for Scores competition, receiving dozens of submissions from around the world. Scores are now being accepted through March 31, 2021 and the winning score will be scheduled in an upcoming season.


Find Out More Information & Submit a Score

Take a look at NEP’s Previous Winners

On YouTube now–Meet the Instruments!

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!

Listening In: Composer TJ Cole

Did you miss this event? Not a problem! Re-watch here!


Listening In: A deep dive into the music with the NEP, featuring 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.

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