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Three Points of Light
October 4 & 5, 2014

Baroque Beauty
November 15 & 16, 2014

Fire Up the Samovar
March 14 & 15, 2015

The More the Merrier
April 25 & 26, 2015

Education News


 This year, the NBSO’s education programs will explore the concept of contrast through classical music, photography, poems for two voices, literature and grammar. The exploration will center around three central contrast themes: contrast in number, contrast in motion, and contrast in light and tone.

In the fall, a trio of NBSO musicians will travel to the schools and perform exciting classical music that shows many examples of how contrast can be demonstrated through vivid and abrupt shifts in dynamics, tempo, rhythm, timbre and register. In this program, students will also see works by Standard-Times photographer Peter Pereira that represent contrast through selection and arrangement of color, shape, subject and value. In writing, students will begin to consider how poets can create contrast by composing poetry from the viewpoint of two contrasting perspectives. In grammar, students will explore contrast conjunctions to see how they can be used to offset some amusing contrasting statements. The children will also have fun exploring and manipulating contrast through some oversized contrast optical illusions, and analyzing some famous contrast-themed quotes including popular books, such as the Harry Potter book series.


Following this program, we will return to the schools to visit individual classrooms where we will lead the children in activities where they can create their own “contrast creations.” During these visits, we will give the children the opportunity to compose both two-voice poetry, contrasting musical melodies and rhythms and capture contrast photography in their own schools. We will also encourage the children to continue their contrast exploration and contribute their own contrast photography, music examples and poetry to be featured in this year’s Young People’s Concerts.

Entrancing Showpieces

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 4:00pm

St. Julie Billiart Church
North Dartmouth, MA
Dinner with the Symphony immediately following

Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord | website

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Cembalo No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.36

Beethoven's Second Symphony has all the energy, creativity, power and beauty that you would expect in a Beethoven symphony, so you won’t want to miss a chance to experience this masterpiece up close and personal in a new location – St. Julie’s Church in Dartmouth. Then join us after the concert at the Country Club of New Bedford for Dinner with the Symphony.

Alberto Evaristo Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23

After political conflicts with the Perón government forced Ginastera to resign from his post as director of the music conservatory at the National University of La Plata, he supported himself by scoring films and accepting commissions, including this work, commissioned by the Argentine Friends of Music in 1953. The work features demanding solos from many of the orchestra’s principal players.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055

Featuring Paul Cienniwa

Bach’s harpsichord concertos were composed for performances of the Collegium musicum, a student musical society in Leipzig founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1703 and of which Bach was director from 1729 to 1741. These harpsichord concertos are among the first concertos ever written for keyboard instrument.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.36

Beethoven was in a dark place when he composed his Second Symphony, having just revealed the secret of his deteriorating hearing to a childhood friend. Working on the humorous and joyful Second may well have helped him through his despair. It marks the beginning of a period of prolific composing.

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Entrancing Showpieces
October 19, 2014 4pm
St. Julie Billiart Church

A Thanksgiving Musical Feast
November 30, 2014 3pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Family Holiday Pops
Magical Moments

December 20, 2014 3:30pm & 7pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Romantic Spells
February 14, 2015 7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Mesmerizing Masterpieces
April 11, 2015 7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Enchanted Places
May 9, 2015 7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

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