FREE Music in the Streets

Jul 21, 2021

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents Music in the Streets, a program designed to bring classical music to the streets and outdoor locales across the city.  The objective is to bring cultural vitality to areas in New Bedford, often by performing musical concerts in collaboration with our nonprofit, government, or business partners. This project is funded in part by Wicked Cool Places, financed by the city of New Bedford’s Arts, Culture, and Tourism Fund.

Events are weather permitting, free of charge, and will take place around the city of New Bedford. As many of our concerts take place in a New Bedford Public Park, please look for musicians to be performing in the playground area under a tent marked “New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.”

Dates and locations:

July 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ashley Park with Emmy Holmes-Hicks (violin) and Anna Griffis (viola)

July 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Riverside Park with Emmy Holmes-Hicks (violin) and Anna Griffis (viola)

July 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Buttonwood Park with Bonnie Harlow (cello), Tim Macri (flute), and Jenny Memoli (violin)

August 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Montes Park with Bonnie Harlow and Jenny Memoli

August 5, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm with Michael Mechanic’s Wind Trio

August 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Brooklawn Park with Bonnie Harlow and Jenny Memoli

August 21, time TBD, Clasky Park with the NBSO Brass Quartet

August 29, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park with Michael Mechanic’s Wind Trio

Visit for additional performance dates.

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 the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras program. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit today!