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.

Family Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 3:30pm | 7:00pm

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford, MA

Magical Moments

Featuring appearances by
Patrice Tiedemann, soprano
New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra

A Magical Holiday Treat!

The NBSO’s Family Holiday Pops Concerts are bursting with magical moments! With holiday music we all love played by a great orchestra, friends and family sharing the joy of the season, and festive holiday decorations, it’s no wonder this concert is a South Coast holiday tradition! Our family-friendly atmosphere and choice of performance times make this the perfect family outing. (Both our matinee and early evening performances are approximately one-hour long, with no intermission.) Let your holiday season sparkle with warm memories, favorite holiday songs, and a special experience only the NBSO can provide!

This year's children’s matinee performance at 3:30pm is all about the kids! We will feature a fun, interactive activity with Mrs. Claus, a treat for each child, and a visit from Santa!

The 7:00pm performance offers all the same festive Christmas Carols as well as some added favorites for a slightly longer concert experience—more music, less Santa!

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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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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)
  • items that would be useful in our fundraising efforts for raffles or auctions (vacation rentals and timeshares, antiques and artwork, gift cards)

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Conee at the NBSO office at 508-999-6276.

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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