“Bach” to the Concert Hall!
After a long break, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is excited to come back and play together! The NBSO opens its 2020-2021 season on September 12 with a virtual concert recorded on stage at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and presented through a password-protected webpage. Tickets are $10 per household and can be purchased at Zeiterion.org.
Featuring 24 string and percussion musicians of the orchestra, the program opens with a reflective piece by George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The piece, originally called Lament, was dedicated to the composer’s grandmother who had been a slave. Next, Music Director Yaniv Dinur takes both roles as pianist and conductor in Bach’s First Keyboard Concerto, followed by NBSO concertmaster Jesse Holstein who performs "Winter" and "Spring" from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The program closes with Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, a reimagining of some of the most popular and beautiful arias from Bizet’s opera Carmen.
The virtual performance will be broadcast on Saturday, September 12, at 7:30pm. The concert will last approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission. A digital program book will be made available to view before the concert airs. Subscribers who purchased regular concert tickets for September 12 will be contacted about converting tickets to virtual concert access. Concert sponsor is Robert B. Feingold & Associates, P.C.
The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach thousands of students each year in local schools and through open access online. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!