Classical and Jazz brighten February week

Symphony Nova
Jazz Combo

Looking for an antidote to a bleak mid-February? Try two ensemble performances in the space of a week.


Symphony Nova is a confederation of aspiring musicians who play in large ensembles but more often in chamber configurations. The group handpicks its fellows annually from top conservatories, and five of these (on flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn, and bassoon) presented a chamber music recital in Rousmaniere on 9 February. Based in Boston, Symphony Nova was founded in 2007 and gives four concerts each year in Old South Church (Copley Square). See photos here.


RL’s own Jazz Combo primed the pump just five days earlier with a stunning recital hall in the Smith Theater on 3 February. Coached by pianist David Leach ’09—who logged many performances himself while a student at Roxbury Latin—the Jazz Combo includes Aiden Collins I (electric guitar), Liam O’Connor V (trombone), Ian Richardson V (drums), Jack Ringel V (trumpet), Jake Wexelblatt III (sax), and Josh Winograd II (trumpet). See photos here.