Terry Wolkowicz Named 2014 Myra Kraft Community MVP
Award Winner

The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Annually, the Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards program as part of the ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative in honor of Myra Kraft's example of being a lifelong volunteer. This year the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation donated $200,000 in the names of the award winners. On June 9, 26 volunteers were recognized for their contributions at a luncheon and awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium. The 2014 MVPs represent all six New England states, a variety of nonprofit organizations and range in ages from 13 to 93 years old. Each Community MVP received grants for their respective nonprofit organizations. Our very own Terry Wolkowicz received a third place award of $5,000 for the NBSO.


Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and Patriots alumni and three-time Super Bowl Champion Joe Andruzzi congratulating Terry Wolkowicz.

A Successful Seaside Swing!


Thank you to our Seaside Swing committee co-chairs and committee members, our generous Seaside Swing supporters and attendees, and our wonderful volunteers and staff for a very successful event. We couldn't have done it without you! View event photos. Read more.

Education News

SchoolsMusic! Premieres

Congratulations to Education Director Terry Wolkowicz who was named New Bedford Woman of the Year! Read the Standard-Times article here.

Our 2013-14 SchoolsMusic! program is getting rave reviews from students and teachers alike! Read the recent Standard-Times article about our highly acclaimed music education program that brings a trio of NBSO musicians into schools to perform a live, interactive, arts-integrated program fro students in grades 2-5. This year's shared concept focuses on the concept of symmetry and the ways in which a musical shape or melody and a geometric shape can be transformed while still maintaining its original shape or measurement.

SchoolsMusic! Premieres

SchoolsMusic! Premieres

SchoolsMusic! Premieres

SchoolsMusic! Premieres

The Unleashing Power of Music Education Programs

Learn more about our new and exciting education programs and NBSO Education Director Terry Wolkowicz's common sense approach to the Common Core Standards.



Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 7:30pm

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford, MA

Roberto Plano, piano | website

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Our spellbinding season begins with the return of one of the most popular NBSO guest artists of all time, pianist Roberto Plano. Playing Schumann's dazzling Piano Concerto in A Minor, Roberto will once again put us under his spell.

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

French composer Paul Dukas based this “symphonic poem” on Johann Wolfgang van Goethe’s poem of the same name, and the dazzling instrumentation of the piece closely follows the events in the verse. The work is widely recognized because of its appearance in the 1940 Walt Disney film, Fantasia.

Robert Schumann: Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54

Featuring Roberto Plano

Completed in 1845, Schumann’s Romantic concerto is in three movements (although he preferred that they be listed in concert programs as only two). The dramatic opening features a fierce cascade on piano and the introduction of the theme by the oboe, followed by a slower, more delicate intermezzo whose tone is pure Schumann, then concluding with an exciting and joyous finale.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, this colorful symphonic suite is based on the stories from One Thousand and One Nights (also called The Arabian Nights). As the music unfolds, we hear the Sultan’s young bride, Scheherazade, spin tales of wonder that so mesmerize the Sultan, he forgets to have her executed!

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September 20, 2014 7:30PM
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Entrancing Showpieces
October 19, 2014 4:00PM
St. Julie Billiart Church

A Thanksgiving Musical Feast
November 30, 2014 3:00PM
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Family Holiday Pops
Magical Moments

December 20, 2014 3:30PM & 7:00PM
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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