With our enticing selection of classical and pops concerts, there’s a concert for every music lover.

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to the proposition that classical music can enrich and transform lives. That is why we are very pleased to offer you exciting, moving, and beautiful music. It is also why we remain committed to expanding the educational programs we offer to children in our region—last year more than 8,000 children benefited from our music programs! And finally, it is why we continue to build strong relationships with other music and cultural organizations in our region. We believe collaboration makes all organizations, and our community, stronger. Whether you are a first-time concertgoer or an NBSO regular, we welcome you to our community of music!

Visit the NBSO at www.nbsymphony.org.

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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

 Events

Saturday
Nov
06
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
Nov
6
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Disruption

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Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

Derrick Skye: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Beethoven’s immortal symphonies remain some of the most unique and inspiring pieces in the repertoire. Going against the stream, Beethoven paved the way for every composer who followed. Derrick Skye combines elements of Balkan music and Hindustani classical music. His piece maintains high energy throughout, morphing from one dance to the next, until finally consuming itself.

Please note: The stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover rows A – E.

Join Maestro Yaniv Dinur at his free pre-concert talk in the Penler Space, one hour prior to each concert!

Saturday
Dec
11
3:30 pm
Sat
3:30 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Holiday Pops

Matinee Performance

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Yaniv Dinur, Conductor

Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the best holiday concert in town! Our magnificent Orchestra plays all your holiday favorites, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and Showstoppers join in for a holiday performance that will make everyone merry!

Our family-friendly atmosphere, the festively decorated theater, and your 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.

Visit the NBSO at www.nbsymphony.org.

Saturday
Dec
11
7:00 pm
Sat
7:00 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Holiday Pops

Evening Performance

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Yaniv Dinur, Conductor

Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the best holiday concert in town! Our magnificent Orchestra plays all your holiday favorites, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and Showstoppers join in for a holiday performance that will make everyone merry!

Our family-friendly atmosphere, the festively decorated theater, and your 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.

Visit the NBSO at www.nbsymphony.org.

Saturday
Jan
08
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
Jan
8
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Rituals

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Vadim Gluzman, violin

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Clarice Assad: Nhanderú
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto
Jesse Montgomery: Records from a Vanishing City
Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals

Recognized as one of today’s top violinists, Vadim Gluzman performs Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto, a piece that never fails to enchant listeners. In this program that evokes different places and customs, Clarice Assad’s lush music depicts an old rainmaker ritual in the Amazon Basin; Jesse Montgomery’s nostalgic piece recalls the composer’s upbringing in New York City and the music that accompanied it; and Respighi brings back to life the ceremonies, festivities and wild games of Ancient Rome.

Please note: the stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover rows A – E.

Join Maestro Yaniv Dinur at his free pre-concert talk in the Penler Space, one hour prior to each concert!

Saturday
Feb
19
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
Feb
19
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Hollywood Pops

NBSO's popular “movie night” concert!

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Yaniv Dinur, Conductor and MC

Our ever-popular “movie night” concert returns!

This season we explore unforgettable music from three iconic film composers of our time: John Williams (Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones), Hans Zimmer (The Simpsons, The Lion King, Gladiator), and Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman). With the added commentary (or should we say comedy) by your favorite Maestro, this entertaining voyage to movieland is definitely worth the trip!

Please note: the stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover rows A – E.

Saturday
Apr
16
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
Apr
16
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Hallucinations

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Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello
Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Andrew Sorg: Voices in da Fan
Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

World-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman and brilliant cellist Amanda Forsyth join the orchestra to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto, the composer’s final orchestral work. NBSO principal trumpet Andrew Sorg’s witty piece is inspired by his insomnia and noisy fan. Corresponding with Brahms’ famous lullaby, the music eventually turns into a nightmare.

Berlioz’s incomparable Symphonie Fantastique calls for the big forces of the orchestra to celebrate the composer’s opium-induced hallucinations. Leonard Bernstein described the piece poetically: “You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.”

Please note: the stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover rows A – E.

Join Maestro Yaniv Dinur at his free pre-concert talk in the Penler Space, one hour prior to each concert!

Saturday
Sep
18
7:30 pm
Saturday
May
14
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
Sep
18
Sat
7:30 pm
May
14
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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2021-2022 Season: VOYAGE

Subscriptions

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The NBSO is thrilled to invite you back inside The Z as we embark on our 2021 - 2022 musical voyage!

There are several discounted subscription options for you to enjoy the 2021/22 season. Individual concert tickets will go on sale mid August, on a date yet to be announced. Subscription packages are available for purchase now!

To purchase a subscription for 3, 4, 5, or 6 performances, click here for the Choose Your Own Series. Make your selection at check-out.

Here's a look at NBSO's 2021-22 Season:

Embark

September 18, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65
Karen Gomyo, violin
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35  
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Celebrating American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s 80th birthday, we open with his virtuosic and colorful American Port of Call. Brilliantly orchestrated, Hailstork’s piece depicts the busyness and excitement of an American port city. Astounding violinist, Karen Gomyo, joins the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, one of the most popular pieces in the repertoire due to its captivating melodies and demanding virtuosity. Sibelius’ uplifting 5th Symphony is a hymn to the human spirit - the perfect piece to celebrate the return of live music.

Disruption

November 6, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Derrick Skye: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Beethoven’s immortal symphonies remain some of the most unique and inspiring pieces in the repertoire. Going against the stream, Beethoven paved the way for every composer who followed. Derrick Skye combines elements of Balkan music and Hindustani classical music. His piece maintains high energy throughout, morphing from one dance to the next, until finally consuming itself.  

Holiday Pops

December 11, 3:30 and 7:00 PM
$10 / $28 / $35 / $43
Yaniv Dinur, Conductor and MC

Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the best holiday concert in town! Our magnificent Orchestra plays all your holiday favorites, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and Showstoppers join in for a holiday performance that will make everyone merry!

Our family-friendly atmosphere, the festively decorated theater, and your 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.

Rituals

January 8, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Clarice Assad: Nhanderú
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto
Jesse Montgomery: Records from a Vanishing City
Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals  

Recognized as one of today’s top violinists, Vadim Gluzman performs Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto, a piece that never fails to enchant listeners. In this program that evokes different places and customs, Clarice Assad’s lush music depicts an old rainmaker ritual in the Amazon Basin; Jesse Montgomery’s nostalgic piece recalls the composer’s upbringing in New York City and the music that accompanied it; And Respighi brings back to life the ceremonies, festivities and wild games of Ancient Rome.

Hollywood Pops

February 19, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65

Our ever-popular “movie night” concert returns! This season we explore unforgettable music from three iconic film composers of our time: John Williams (Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones), Hans Zimmer (The Simpsons, The Lion King, Gladiator), and Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman). With the added commentary (or should we say comedy) by your favorite Maestro, this entertaining voyage to movieland is definitely worth the trip!

Hallucinations

April 16, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Andrew Sorg: Voices in da Fan
Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique  

World-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman and brilliant cellist Amanda Forsyth join the orchestra to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto, the composer’s final orchestral work. NBSO principal trumpet Andrew Sorg’s witty piece is inspired by his insomnia and noisy fan. Corresponding with Brahms’ famous lullaby, the music eventually turns into a nightmare.  

Berlioz’s incomparable Symphonie Fantastique calls for the big forces of the orchestra to celebrate the composer’s opium-induced hallucinations. Leonard Bernstein described the piece poetically: “You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.”

Prohibition

May 14, 7:30 PM
$10 / $35 / $50 / $65
Mikaela Bennett, voice
Yaniv Dinur, piano
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel: Boléro
Songs by Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill, Louis Amstrong, Paul Whitman, and more.

Flappers, cabaret, jazz, speakeasies, Art Deco, the Charleston - come experience the beauty and extravagance in this end-of-the-season celebration, dedicated to the Roaring Twenties. Great music is guaranteed. Perhaps drinks too (if you know the password).

Saturday
May
14
7:30 pm
Sat
7:30 pm
May
14
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Prohibition

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Mikaela Bennett, voice
Yaniv Dinur, piano

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel: Boléro
Songs by Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whitman, and more.

Flappers, cabaret, jazz, speakeasies, Art Deco, the Charleston - come experience the beauty and extravagance in this end-of-the-season celebration, dedicated to the Roaring Twenties. Great music is guaranteed. Perhaps drinks too (if you know the password)!

Please note: the stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover rows A – E.

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