New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

Britten, Schumann & Mussorgsky

Saturday, February 20, 2016  7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists

Carter Brey

Carter Brey will bring us Robert Schumann’s lyrical and romantic Cello Concerto in A Minor. His playing has been called “brilliant” (New York Times) and his technique “nearly flawless” (Washington Post). Mr. Brey has served since 1996 as principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, while performing as a soloist with many of America’s major symphony orchestras.

Free Concert Prelude: Join Dr. David MacKenzie for an informal talk on the evening's program at 6:30pm in the Penler space, adjacent to the theater.

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Single concert tickets: Available online or by calling or visiting The Z box office, 508-994-2900.

Discounted season tickets: Available by calling the NBSO office, 508-999-6276. Subscribe to 3 or more concerts in our Centennial Season and receive 10-20% discounts plus no ticketing fees.

Tickets for children and students under age 22 are available for $10 by calling or visiting The Z box office (not available online).

View the subscription brochure here.

Upcoming Chamber Music Concerts


February 13 & 14

Piotr Buczek, violin Don Krishnaswami, viola Timothy Roberts, cello Janice Weber, piano Margo McGowan, clarinet EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin
  • Darius Milhaud Suite, Op. 157B
  • Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 92
  • Joseph Edouard Barat Fantaisie Romantique
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Vocalise
  • Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
SATURDAY CONCERT: 5pm, St. Gabriel's Church, 124 Front Street, Marion
SUNDAY CONCERT: 4pm, Grace Episcopal Church, 133 School Street, New Bedford
Tickets: $20 at the door Concert Hall Information and Directions

Your donations made this happen!

Above is an example of a student's analysis of graphing and composing animal locomotion.

Local Students Compose at Learning in Concert

Phase 1 of the 2015-2016 Learning in Concert program—Adaptations in Motion: Animal and Musical—is now complete! Students attended an assembly with NBSO musicians and learned various compositional techniques to skillfully create musical adaptations that replicate through music the gradual progression of ancient species who moved from swimming and gliding in water to crawling, climbing, jumping, flying and running on land. In Phase 2, Education Director Terry Wolkowicz will make 140 classroom visits to complete in-depth student analysis of graphing and composing animal locomotion. The NBSO's 2016 Young People's Concert will feature the students' completed compositions in the World Premiere performance of Adaptations in Motion.

Watch the short video presentation below to see our 2015-2016 Learning in Concert program in action! Thank you to New Bedford Cable Network for producing this video and to NBSO Education Director Terry Wolkowicz, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Lt. Scott Carola of the New Bedford Police Department, and everyone at the Gomes School in New Bedford for taking part in this production. View the full-length version of this video on the City of New Bedford’s YouTube channel.

Learn more about Learning in Concert!

Be a Ceiling Supporter!

Be A Ceiling Supoorter!

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

Become a Sponsor

You can support the NBSO by advertising in the Season Concert Program Book or by sponsoring a concert. Learn more about becoming a sponsor here.

Wish List

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

  • file cabinets
  • 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)

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.