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Upcoming Performances

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Yaniv Dinur, conductor
October 1, 2022
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford, MA

Wynton MARSALIS: Violin Concerto
featuring violinist Bella Hristova

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

Jonathan McPhee, conductor
October 15, 2022
Cary Hall
Lexington, MA

Benjamin BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
featuring narrator Emily Marvosh

Florence PRICE: Symphony No. 3

Richard STRAUSS: Don Juan

Tianhui Ng, conductor
October 30, 2022
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA

John CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 1

Mary D. WATKINS: Soul of Remembrance, from Five Movements in Color (Boston Premiere)

Iván RODRIGUEZ: A Metaphor for Power
(New England Premiere)

Eric NATHAN: Opening (New England Premiere)

Recent Performances

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
September 24, 2022
Memorial Hall
Plymouth, MA

Florence PRICE: Colonial Dance

George GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
featuring pianist David Freeman Coleman

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor
September 17 & 18, 2022
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Hyannis, MA

TCHAIKOVSKY: Mozartiana

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5
featuring violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
September 3, 2022
Hancock Adams Common
Quincy, MA

Outdoor Pops Concert

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
August 28, 2022
Plymouth Public Library
Plymouth, MA

Brent Michael DAVIDS: Prayer and Celebration

Tonya Wind SINGER: Creation

Alex BERKO: Mayflower

BEETHOVEN: excerpts from Symphony No. 6

Hugh Keelan, conductor
August 23 & 27, 2022
Latchis Theatre
Brattleboro, VT

WAGNER: Die Walküre

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
August 21, 2022
Gloucester, MA

Charles FLOYD: Hymn for the Fallen

W. A. MOZART: Flute Concerto in G Major
featuring flutist Stephanie Stathos

Joseph BOLOGNE: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Israel Gursky, conductor
Dona D. Vaughn, director
July 27 & 29, 2022
Merrill Auditorium
Portland, ME

WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman

Nick Palmer, conductor
July 9, 2022
South Shore Conservatory
Hingham, MA

Portrait of a New World
with a tribute to Dorothy Palmer

Kenneth Slowik, artistic director
June 19-July 3, 2022
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, OH

Glories of the German Baroque

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
June 18, 2022
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA

Kathryn SALFELDER: Fanfare for Richard Pittman (World Premiere, NEP Commission)

Igor SANTOS: ploy, pivot (Boston Premiere, 2021 Call for Scores Winner)

TJ COLE: Nightscape (Boston Premiere)

Eric NATHAN: Double Concerto for Solo Violin, Solo Clarinet, and Strings (Boston Premiere)
featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw and clarinetist Yoonah Kim

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra

Roderick MacDonald, conductor
June 16, 2022
Brooks Pond
Leominster, MA

Edvard GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 & No. 2, Op. 55

HANDEL: excerpts from Water Music

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: English Folk Song Suite

Leroy ANDERSON: China Doll

Leroy ANDERSON: Fiddle-Faddle

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances No. 1

SOUSA: "The Liberty Bell" March

Emily Isaacson, artistic director
June 7-12, 2022
Portland, ME

J. S. BACH: Oboe Concerto in F major
featuring David Dickey, oboe

J. S. BACH: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, BWV 51
featuring soprano Nacole Palmer and trumpeter Perry Sutton

VIVALDI: Stabat Mater, RV 621
featuring mezzo-soprano Carrie Cheron

Walter Chapin, conductor
June 5, 2022
First Lutheran Church of Boston
Boston, MA

J. S. BACH: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4

Cailin Marcel Manson, conductor
 June 4, 2022
Shea Theater
Turners Falls, MA

GINASTERA: Harp Concerto
featuring harpist Jordan Thomas

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor
May 28 & 29, 2022
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Hyannis, MA

Passport to Ireland
featuring Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers
and Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist

Walter Chapin, conductor
May 15, 2022
University Lutheran Church
Cambridge, MA

J. S. BACH: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
May 15, 2022
Manchester Essex RHS
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
featuring violinist Adrian Anantawan

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
May 7, 2022
Memorial Hall
Melrose, MA

May Pops Finale: Let's Celebrate!

Tian Ng, conductor
May 1, 2022
Tsai Performance Center
Boston University
Boston, MA

Yehude WYNER: Richard Pittmann . . . Come Back! (World Premiere)

Sofía ROCHA: Replier (World Premiere)

CHEN Yi: Spring in Dresden
featuring violinist Danielle Maddon

Silvestre REVUELTAS: La noche de los Mayas

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
April 30, 2022
Memorial Hall
Plymouth, MA

SIBELIUS: Finlandia
with members of the South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra

Amy BEACH: Piano Concerto
featuring pianist Randall Hodgkinson

ELGAR: Enigma Variations

Katherine Chan, conductor
April 24 2022
Fenway Center
Boston, MA

Jocelyn HAGEN: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
with the New England Philharmonic Chamber Players

Roderick MacDonald, conductor and soloist
April 9, 2022
Mechanics Hall
Worcester, MA

WAGNER: Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

Edward E. Jones, conductor
April 3, 2022
Memorial Church
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

J. S. BACH: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182

J. S. BACH: Trauerode, BWV 198
featuring the Harvard University Choir

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
March 26 & 27, 2022
Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center
Plymouth, MA

BEETHOVEN: Prelude: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
featuring violinist Alexander Velinzon

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

Cailin Marcel Manson, conductor
March 19, 2022
Clark University
Worcester, MA

Fanny Mendelssohn HENSEL: Overture in C major

Florence PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement
featuring pianist Leonard Hayes

Louise FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 in G minor

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
March 6, 2022
Memorial Hall
Plymouth, MA

J. STRAUSS Jr.: Thunder & Lightning Polka

BEETHOVEN: Pastorale Symphony

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
March 5, 2022
Memorial Hall
Melrose, MA

Louise FARRENC: Overture No. 1 in E minor, Op. 23

Claude DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane
Maurice RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro
featuring harpist Ina Zdorovetchi

Camille SAINT-SAÉNS: Symphony No. 3 in E minor, "Organ"

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
February 26, 2022
Tsai Performance Center
Boston University
Boston, MA

Ellen Taaffe ZWILICH: Fanfare in Honor of Richard Pittman

Jonathan Bailey HOLLAND: Stories from Home

George TSONTAKIS: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Boston Premiere)
featuring violinist Danielle Maddon

Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
December 11 & 12, 2021
Memorial Hall
Plymouth, MA

Holiday Pops!

Adam Kerry Boyles, conductor
December 5, 2021
Tsai Performance Center
Boston University
Boston, MA

Michael GANDOLFI: Stepping Up (World Premiere)

Bernard RANDS: DREAM (Boston Premiere)

Amy BEACH: Jephthah’s Daughter
featuring soprano Sarah Pelletier

Camille SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
featuring violinist Ella J. Kim, 2021 Young Artist Winner

Maurice RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Robert Lehmann, conductor
November 14, 2021
Swampscott High School
Swampscott, MA

Édouard LALO: Prelude to the ballet Namouna

Igor STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Cailin Marcel Manson, conductor
November 12, 2021
Clark University
Worcester, MA

Joseph BOLOGNE: Symphony No. 2

Felix MENDELSSOHN: Psalm 42, Op. 42
featuring Clark University Chamber Chorus

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
November 6, 2021
Memorial Hall
Melrose, MA

Opening Night - Pops!

The Golden Age of Hollywood

October 24, 2021
aVenue
Jamaica Plain, MA

Anton ALBRECHTSBERGER: Divertimento in C major
Georg Philipp TELEMANN: Trio sonata in D major
Joseph REICHA: Trio sonata in C major
Johann Georg ALBRECHTSBERGER: Divertimento in D major
Georg Philipp TELEMANN: Trio sonata in B minor

Marshunda Smith, conductor
October 23, 2021
Second Congregational Church
Beverly, MA

J. S. BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Anton ARENSKY: In Memory of Tchaikovsky, Op, 35a
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Charterhouse Suite
Charles TURNER: Danvers Harmonies
Edvard GRIEG: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Camille SAINT-SAËNS: Dance Macabre

Cailin Marcel Manson, conductor
October 22, 2021
All Saints' Episcopal Church
South Hadley, MA

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Four Novelletten, Op. 52
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11

Eric Nathan, conductor
October 16, 2021
All Saints Parish
Brookline, MA

Bernard HOFFER: Fanfare for Dick (World Premiere)
Eric NATHAN: the space of a door
Hannah KENDALL: The Spark Catchers
Igor STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919)

October 5, 2021
King's Chapel
Boston, MA

BAX: Elegiac Trio
TAKEMITSU: And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind
RAVEL: Sonatine en Trio

September 25, 2021
Turtle Swamp Brewery Beer Garden
Roslindale, MA

FASCH: Sinfonia for Strings in G major, FMW M:G5
VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522
featuring violinists Albano Berberi and Nelli Jabotinsky
GRAUPNER: Overture in B-flat major for Chalumeau, GWV 484
featuring chalumeau soloist Thomas Carroll 
PURCELL: "Curtain Tune" from Timon of Athens

Elias Miller, conductor
September 18, 2021
Great Brook Farm State Park
Carlisle, MA

BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55

Roderick MacDonald, conductor
September 11, 2021
Mechanics Hall
Worcester, MA

MOZART: Marriage of Figaro Overture

VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major

J. S. BACH: 'Air' from the 3rd Orchestral Suite

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Waltz No. 2

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, Mvt. l. (Allegro con Brio)

Josef STRAUSS: Feuerfest Polka

Johann STRAUSS II: Thunder and Lightning Polka

Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 1  

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
September 4, 2021
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Plymouth Waterfront, MA

Maritime Salute to the 400th Anniversary

Channing Yu, conductor
August 18, 2021
Hatch Memorial Shell
Boston, MA

COPLAND: El Salón México
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Elias Miller, conductor
July 24, 2021
Great Brook Farm State Park
Carlisle, MA

SCHUMANN: Die Braut von Messina Overture, Op. 100
SCHUBERT: selections from Rosamunde
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Julian Gau, conductor
June 27, 2021
Church of the Covenant
Boston, MA

Max FRIEDMAN: Horizons (World Premiere)
Seamus Hubbard FLYNN: Cloud Seven (World Premiere)
Ryan JOHNSTON: Misty Steps (World Premiere)
Lara POE: Dance of the Crocus Chrysanthus (Boston Premiere)

Elias Miller, conductor
September 19, 2020
First Baptist Church of Medford
Medford, MA

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
Evan WILLIAMS: Dream Deferred
Hanna BENN: Where Springs Not Fail
SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht

Robert Lehman, conductor
March 1, 2020
Swampscott High School
Swampscott, MA

BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances

Daniel CROZIER: Concerto for Two Clarinets (New England Premiere)
featuring clarinetists William Hudgins and Catherine Hudgins

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

February 23, 2020
Memorial Church
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

JANITSCH: selections From Sonata da Camera Op. 1 No. 1 in C Minor

Eric Culver, conductor
February 23, 2020
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA

John ADAMS: The Chairman Dances
Bernard HOFFER: Violin Concerto No. 2 ("Decapod") (World Premiere)
featuring violinist Danielle Maddon
Judith WEIR: Moon and Star
featuring Metropolitan Chorale conducted by Lisa Graham
Béla BARTÓK: Kossuth (Boston Premiere)

Elias Miller, conductor
January 10, 2020
St. John's Church
Jamaica Plain, MA

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

David Hodgkins, conductor
December 15, 2019
Christ Church
Andover, MA

HANDEL: Dettingen Te Deum

Yoichi Udagawa, conductor
December 13 and 14, 2019
Memorial Hall
Melrose, MA

Holiday Pops!
featuring New World Chorale

Darry Dolezal, conductor
December 8, 2019
Wickenden Chapel, Tabor Academy
Marion, MA

Christmas Past and Christmas Present

Richard Pittman, conductor
December 7, 2019
Tsai Performance Center
Boston University
Boston, MA

Christopher ROUSE: The Infernal Machine
BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
with narrator Joyce Kulhawik
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor
featuring cellist Fionn O'Connor, 2019 Young Artists Competition Winner
Bernard HOFFER: Little Red Riding Hood
with narrator Joyce Kulhawik and Westborough High School Women's Chorale

Neal Hampton, conductor
November 23, 2019
Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

November 24, 2019
Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

STRAUSS I: Radetzky March
STRAUSS II: Emperor Waltzes
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
featuring soprano Kristen Watson

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor
November 6, 2019
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Hyannis, MA

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf
BEETHOVEN: selections from Symphony No. 6

Tazewell Thompson, stage director
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
November 3, 2019
The Strand Theater
Dorchester, MA

Dan SHORE: Freedom Ride