Ben Bolter

"..Bolter spotlighted the showiest aspects of Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody #1 and made it look easy." (National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.)

- Joan Reinthaler, Washington Post

News:

Ben will perform with two ensembles at Chicago's Ear Taxi Festival: with Northwestern's Contemporary Music Ensemble and a side-by-side with the International Contemporary Ensemble and People's Music School Youth Orchestra which will feature a world premiere by Marcos Balter

Ben will direct New England Conservatory's Festival Youth Orchestra this summer 2016! Final Performance on Friday July 29 at 8:00pm in Jordan Hall (Boston, MA)

Upcoming Performances

Friday July 29, 2016 at 7:30pm

Festival Youth Orchestra at New England Conservatory

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Berlioz Hungarian March
Brahms Symphony #4 in E Minor

Jordan Hall: 290 Huntington Ave, Boston M

Saturday May 14, 2016 at 3pm

Merit School of Music- The Conservatory Symphony and String Orchestras

Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies
Mozart Divertimento in Bb
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor (Irene Castillo, violin)
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis

Gottlieb Hall- Chicago, IL (West Loop)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 12pm

Merit Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor (Irene Castillo, violin)
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis

Chicago Symphony Center- Orchestra Hall - Chicago, IL

Friday May 20, 2016 at 7:30pm

Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble

Timo Andres Checkered Shade
Nick Cline water-witching for solo tenor sax, ensemble and electronics (world premiere)
Simon Steen-Andersen Chambered Music
Louis Andriessen Workers Union

Ryan Opera Theater - Evanston, IL

Recent Past Performances

Sunday April 17, 2016 at 4pm

Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble and Bienen Early/Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (w/ Donald Nally and Alan Pierson)

All David Lang Program
Forced March
Increase
I Never
A House (World Premiere)

Galvin Recital Hall- Evanston, IL

Saturday April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

Claire Chase and the Northwestern Bienen School of Music Presents The Chicago Premiere of: Salvatore Sciarrino's Cutting the Circle of Sounds for 104 flutes

With Northwestern University Flute studio, NU composition studio, students from The People's Music School, Merit School of Music, and many other Chicago-based flutists

Read more about it HERE

Thursday March 10, 2016 at 7:30pm

Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble

Witold Lutoslawski Chain I
George Friedrich Haas In Vain

Ryan Opera Theatre - Evanston, IL

Saturday February 27, 2016 at 3pm

Merit School of Music- Conservatory Chamber and String Orchestras PERFORMATHON

Mozart Divertimento for Strings in Bb Major (k.137)
Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Merit School of Music, Gottlieb Hall- Chicago, IL

Thursday February 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble
Alex Mincek Poco a poco (2008)
Luis Fernando Amaya en mi caminar en el desierto (2015: world premiere, conducted by Vincent Povazsay)
Matthew Peterson Tumult and Flood (2016: world Premiere)
Julia Wolfe Tell Me Everything (1994)

Galvin Recital Hall - Evanston, IL

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