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Family Holiday Pops Concerts

Saturday, December 15, 2018  3:30pm & 7:00pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA

A Family Holiday Treat: Join the NBSO for the best holiday concert in town!

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists
The Family Holiday Pops Concerts feature all the holiday music you love, played by our magnificent Orchestra, with appearances by the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and Showstoppers!

Our family-friendly atmosphere and choice of performance times make this the perfect family holiday outing.

The children’s matinee at 3:30 features fun surprises for the young at heart, while the 7:00 concert features a bit more music. Both performances are approximately one-hour long, with no intermission.

Share the joy of the season with friends and family in the festively decorated theater and take part in a South Coast holiday tradition!

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Learning in Concert 2018-2019
Resourceful Composer, Resourceful Planet

In the 2018-2019 Learning in Concert Program, we will explore three compositional techniques used by masterful composers that also serve as three models to improve the growing plastic pollution problem. The key to a sustainable planet lies within these composers' resourceful skills. During the composition process, the skillful composer will reuse (repeat), repurpose (modify) and recycle (reconstruct) musical ideas within a piece of music. Use of these techniques has allowed great composers like Beethoven to create beautiful symphonies crafted from a small amount of musical material. Just like Beethoven, these same three techniques of reuse, repurpose and recycle are also effective actions needed to reduce plastic pollution on our planet.

Each year, over 2 million metric tons of plastics ends up in our oceans, with only 9% of the world's plastic currently being recycled. This has created a serious problem to our aquatic, airborne and terrestrial environments and to the health of humans and marine and land animals. Throughout the Learning in Concert program, students will explore the concepts of reuse, repurpose and recycle through musical composition and hands-on, plastic repurposing activities. Through a partnership with the Buttonwood Park Zoo, our students will continue this exploration to learn about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on land and marine life.

Learn more about Learning in Concert, including videos of past programs!

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