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Classical New England Cartoon Festival
Musical Performers

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 from 10am-4pm, Symphony Hall, Boston

Bassoons Are Us!   
Boston Conservatory Opera 
Handel and Hayden Vocal Quartet 
Marimba Magic 
Nancy Hair and the Little Cellists NEC
Suzuki Violins and Violas 
NEC Youth Symphony Orchestra 
The New England Conservatory Youth Symphony is composed of advanced young musicians, most between the ages of 13 and 18. Members are selected from hundreds of applicants through annual auditions open to pre-college string, wind, percussion, brass, and harp players. As one of NEC's senior Preparatory School ensembles, the Youth Symphony has performed in NEC's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, Sanders Theatre, and the Boston Opera House in collaboration with the Boston Ballet School. The orchestra tours internationally every two years and has performed in Italy, Greece, Costa Rica, and Eastern Europe. The orchestra will tour Ireland in June 2015.
Steven Karidoyanes is in his 11th season as conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony. He also conducts the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional orchestra on the South Shore, and Masterworks Chorale, which performs choral/orchestral masterworks in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. His compositions have been performed throughout this country and abroad.
Project Step
Celebrating more than 30 years in Boston, Project STEP is an independent, non-profit organization formed in partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory. Recognizing that certain racial and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in classical music,
Project STEP’s mission is to address this imbalance by identifying musically talented children from underrepresented Boston communities and providing them a comprehensive and rigorous program of music education and string instrument instruction. Since its founding in 1982, 100 percent of Project STEP graduates have gone on to study at college or conservatory, including Juilliard, Yale, Harvard, and the New England Conservatory. For more information, please visit
River’s Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Harp Uncovered
The Harp Uncovered will feature students of Boston-based harpist Ina Zdorovetchi ( This presentation will emphasize the beauty of this magical instrument, highlighting fun facts about the harp and its history. You’ll enjoy lovely harp solos by Deanna Cirielli, Sara Kawai, Allana Iwanicki, Hannah Lee, Maria Trias, and students from The Boston Conservatory.
Ina Zdorovetchi has established a reputation as one of the most sought-after harp teachers in the Boston area. She is on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, and the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Her students have performed as soloists with the Brevard Faculty Orchestra, the BYSO Repertory Orchestra, and The Boston Conservatory String Ensemble. They have won prizes and honorable mentions in numerous local and national competitions, and have appeared on From the Top and at the World Harp Congress.
Wheelock Family Theatre

And more to come!