Save the Date for Seaside Swing!

June 6, 2015 — 5:30pm
Kittansett Club, Marion, MA

Saturday concerts:
5pm, St. Gabriel Church

Sunday concerts:
4pm, Grace Episcopal Church

Tickets: $20 at the door

Fire Up the Samovar
March 14 & 15, 2015

The More the Merrier
April 25 & 26, 2015

Education News


 This year, the NBSO’s educational 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.

Romantic Spells

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 7:30pm

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford, MA

Yevgeny Kutik, violin | website

Dominick Argento: Valentino Dances: Suite from The Dream of Valentino

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasia

Let us cast a romantic spell over you with music of incomparable feeling and beauty. We could all use a little more passion in our lives, and this concert is guaranteed to do the trick!

Dominick Argento: Valentino Dances: Suite from The Dream of Valentino

American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Dominick Argento scored these dances from his opera The Dream of Valentino for full orchestra. Sweeping and romantic, their infectious melody makes clear why Argento is known as one of our finest living composers.

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Featuring Yevgeny Kutik

Brahms composed this violin concerto in 1878 and dedicated it to his friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, who considered it to be one of the four great German violin concerti (joining Beethoven, Bruch and Mendelssohn). Brahms's only violin concerto, this work is very demanding technically as the soloist has an abundance of multiple stopping, broken chords, rapid scale passages, and rhythmic variation.

Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasia

Tchaikovsky spent more than a decade perfecting this symphonic poem based on Shakespeare's play of tragic romance, finally arriving at this third and final version. The beautiful love theme is widely considered one of the greatest melodies ever written and is certain to be recognized from its numerous appearances in television series and movies.

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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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We had to purchase a new acoustic shell ceiling this year at a cost of $45,000. This expense is outside our normal operating budget, so we've created a special "Be a Ceiling Supporter" campaign to raise funds for the purchase. You can buy a portion of the ceiling for us and join the donors who are helping ensure the NBSO sounds its very best. We have more than 700 square feet to go, so please help us today! Donate here.

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Wish List

The NBSO would be most grateful for the donation of the following:

  • file cabinets
  • copier
  • television with DVD player
  • gift cards (to Office Max, BJs, etc., for office supplies purchases)
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Call for Volunteers

The NBSO needs people to drop off flyers at local businesses willing to promote community events as well as people willing to donate time to help in the office or with events.For more information or to volunteer, call Conee at the NBSO office at 508-999-6276.


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