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NEC Symphony+ Concert Choir, Loebel + Paponiu/Higdon, Elgar, Faure, Ravel
Boston, Massachusetts
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30 PM
This season, NEC's orchestra programs allow you to discover the music of living composers—many of them women—alongside familiar masterworks.

Jennifer Higdon writes about her City Scape, commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony, and which she calls "a metropolitan sound picture written in orchestral tones":

"The final movement, Peachtree Street, is a representation of all those roadways and main arteries that flow through cities. (Peachtree Street is the main street of downtown Atlanta, the city of my childhood.) Every main street that runs through a city is loaded with the energy and bustle of commerce, reflecting the needs and wants of its citizens through business. Because there is so much diversity in city streets, I've created a movement that explores the diverse sections of the orchestra, their relationships, and the way they combine in creating a larger voice."
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Higdon: City Scape
SkyLine
river sings a song to trees
Peachtree Street
Composer: Jennifer Higdon
Conductor: Radu Paponiu
Ensemble: NEC Symphony
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
Theme
Variation I: (C.A.E.) L'istesso tempo
Variation II: (H.D.S.-P.) Allegro
Variation III: (R.B.T.) Allegretto
Variation IV: (W.M.B.) Allegro di molto
Variation V: (R.P.A.) Moderato
Variation VI: (Ysobel) Andantino
Variation VII: (Troyte) Presto
Variation VIII: (W.N.) Allegretto
Variation IX: (Nimrod) Adagio
Variation X: Intermezzo (Dorabella) Allegretto
Variation XI: (G.R.S.) Allegro di molto
Variation XII: (B.G.N.) Andante
Variation XIII: Romanza (***) Moderato
Variation XIV: Finale (E.D.U.): Allegro - Presto
Composer: Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Radu Paponiu
Ensemble: NEC Symphony
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