Pre-Concert Fun at Season Finale!

May 13, 2024

On Saturday, May 18, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) presents Many Contrasts in the Bronspiegel Auditorium at New Bedford High School, their temporary home during the Zeiterion renovation. Under the direction of Music Director Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will perform works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Plan to arrive early as the season finale pre-concert activities start at 6:30 PM!

Express Your Inner Tchaikovsky

NBSO Education Director Terry Wolkowicz will have her keyboard with her and will be giving mini-lessons to teach you how to play the famous melody from the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6. NO PRIOR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Terry guarantees she can teach anyone to play this beautiful five-beat melody. Be sure to capture it on video so you can impress your friends! From 6:30 to 7:25 in the auditorium lobby.The

Passion and the Beauty

NBSO Violinist Travis Rapoza will be strolling around and about playing the gorgeous melodies from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6. There’s a good chance you will recognize every one of them. We guarantee you will love every one of them! Enjoy refreshments from the concessions stand, chat with friends, and be serenaded by Travis. From 6:30 to 7:25pm around and about the auditorium, lobby, and wherever else Travis wants to stroll.Youth Orchestra Quartet Honoring Toby Monte

Youth Orchestra Quartet Honoring Toby Monte

The NBSO’s youth orchestra program will have a quartet playing in the auditorium from 6:30 - 7:00 to honor Youth Orchestra Senior Conductor Tobias S. Monte who is retiring this year after 14 years at the helm. We all know Toby from the annual side-by-side performance at the NBSO’s Holiday Pops concerts. The NBSO will also be honoring Toby towards the end of intermission.

Concert details and tickets can be found at

We can’t wait to see you at the Symphony!