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Event Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

NEC's Charles Peltz Conducts Program Including World Premiere Performances of Gunther Schuller's From Here to There commissioned by NEC and Charles Mingus' Half-Mast Inhibition in its original orchestration

Join Charles Peltz, Director of New England Conservatory's Wind Ensemble activities, as he conducts Third Stream Headwaters, a program in which he traces the history of NEC's unique Contemporary Improvisation program (originally Third Stream) and the extraordinary music it has unleashed.

This concert will feature the premiere performances of From Here to There, a work commissioned by NEC from past president Gunther Schuller who coined the term "Third Stream" as the fusion he foresaw of jazz and classical idioms, and created NEC's program of studies devoted to its blossoming.

The program also features the world premiere live performance of visionary jazz bassist Charles Mingus' Half-Mast Inhibition in its original orchestration. Half-Mast Inhibition was Mingus' earliest orchestral work, and was recorded in 1960. Other works to be performed include Darius Milhaud's La Création du Monde, Milton Babbitt's All Set, and Frank Zappa's Dog Breath Variations.

Free and open to the public.

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