The 2016-2017 Season
Powerful Beauty: October 15, 2016, 7:30pm
Villains & Heroes: November 12, 2016, 7:30pm
Family Holiday Pops: December 17, 2016, 3:30pm & 7:00pm
An American in Russia: January 21, 2017, 7:30pm
Strings Attached: February 18, 2017, 7:30pm
The Music of John Williams: April 29, 2017, 7:30pm
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Change is definitely in the air! After ten wonderful years under the artistic leadership of David MacKenzie, the NBSO is now charting a new course. When we announced the search for a new music director in January 2015, we were thrilled to receive over 100 applications from around the world. It was very exciting – and challenging – to evaluate such a talented pool of candidates and select four finalists who we believe have what it takes to lead the NBSO into its second century of making music in the South Coast.
The four conductors you will meet this season have very impressive backgrounds and a strong vision of symphonic music and the role an orchestra can have in its community. As our season progresses, you will have the opportunity to hear them give a pre-concert talk, see and hear them on stage, and speak with them at our after-concert receptions. Following each concert, you will be invited to give us your impressions. We want you to be a part of this process!
But wait, there’s more! This is not only “the year of the search,” but also “the year of the piano.” We have four magnificent piano concertos, performed by four extraordinary guest artists who we guarantee will dazzle and amaze you. And because of the music director search, we have restructured our concert schedule. The season finale will be in April, and it is something different and very special: an evening of the music of John Williams. No composer has done more to bring the full scope and beauty of symphonic music to film. You will not want to miss it!
While there is a lot of change in the air, we wouldn’t dare change a thing about what has become a treasure of the South Coast holiday season, our annual Family Holiday Pops. That is why we have invited back our dear friend David MacKenzie to conduct the orchestra at this special time of year.