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2015-2016 Classics Concerts

Classics Concerts are held at the First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St, Newton Centre

Classics I - 21st Season Spectacular

November 7, 2015 at 8 pm
November 8, 2015 at 3 pm

Pärt: Cantus (in Memory of Benjamin Britten)
Dvorák: Violin Concerto
Haldan Martinson, violin
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

From Francisco Noya
2015-2016 Conductor and Artistic Advisor

"We wanted to program a piece to honor the memory of Ron Knudsen. Pärt's Cantus (in memory of Benjamin Britten) is a perfect tribute. It's scored for just strings and one single bell - simple, yet moving. BSO’s Principal Second Violin Haldan Martinson was a close friend and colleague of Ron's. When we engaged Haldan, he suggested the Dvorák Violin Concerto. Finally, it's the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius's birth. We thought the Second Symphony would be a good choice: the orchestra hasn't performed the Symphony for a number of years and it's a large, monumental work - perfect for the talented musicians of the New Phil."

Classics II - Inspired by Shakespeare

February 27, 2016 at 8 pm
February 28, 2016 at 3 pm

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet
Shostakovich: Suite from movie "Hamlet", Op. 116
Jason Asprey, Hamlet
Tina Packer, Gertrude
Nigel Gore, Claudius

Classics III - Blockbuster Beethoven!

May 14, 2016, 8 pm
May 15, 2016, 3 pm

Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Choral Fantasy
Jonathan Bass, piano
New World Chorale
Holly MacEwan Krafka, Artistic Director

This concert is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts, May 2016

All programs are subject to change.

2015-2016 Program notes will be posted throughout the year.

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