New Bedford

Symphony Orchestra

Yaniv Dinur, Music Director

2019-2020 SEASON

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Mozart & Mahler

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:30pm


Mozart and Mahler

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Yaniv DinurConductor and Piano
Liv Redpath, Soprano

In what has become a tradition on opening night, the NBSO kicks things off with a Mahler symphony – this time the lyrical and delicate Fourth, featuring rising soprano Liv Redpath. On the first half, Music Director Yaniv Dinur plays and conducts from the keyboard one of Mozart’s only two piano concertos written in the minor key. The D Minor Concerto is a dramatic and tragic piece until the end – when Mozart laughs it all off.

Prokofiev Rules

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30pm


Prokofiev Rules

Sergei Prokofiev

Peter and the Wolf Reimagined

Violin Concerto No. 1

Violin Concerto No. 2

Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor
Yevgeny Kutik, Violin
James VanDemark, Writer and Narrator

Hailed by The New York Times for his “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique,” violinist Yevgeny Kutik returns to the NBSO to perform both Prokofiev’s violin concertos – two virtuosic pieces that create opposite sound worlds. In this program of orchestral fireworks dedicated to the great Russian composer, the orchestra opens with a new rendition of the popular Peter and the Wolf and tops it off with a suite from the stirring ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Peter & the Wolf Family Concert

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:30pm


Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf Family Concert

Featuring the Magical Circle Mime Company 

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor


Prokofiev’s magical tale Peter and the Wolf is a family favorite in which Peter and a multitude of wild animals are brought to life by the orchestra’s instruments in a tale of good triumphing over evil. This exciting musical experience features Magic Circle Mime Company, live narration, and terrific surprises, and is a great way to introduce the orchestra to your child and to those young at heart. Magic Circle Mime Co. is regarded as one of today’s premier family attractions with performances that blend the concert orchestra with visual theater. They have performed their highly acclaimed show with nearly every major North American orchestra.

Holiday Pops Family Concert

Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 3:30pm & 7:00pm


Family Holiday Pops Concert

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.

All John Williams

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30pm


All John Williams

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor

For over 60 years, legendary composer John Williams has been writing unforgettable music for films such as Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and many more. Yaniv Dinur and the NBSO celebrate one of the great film composers of our time with this iconic music that has touched the lives of people of all ages.

Breaking Boundaries

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30pm


Breaking Boundaries

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major

John Adams: Harmonielehre

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, Violin

One of the top violin players of our time, Vadim Gluzman plays Beethoven’s immortal Violin Concerto. Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir creates a mysterious, dark orchestral sound with a sense of hope. John Adams’s most popular piece, Harmonielehre (“The Study of Harmony”), has become a cornerstone in orchestral repertoire. The NBSO’s performance of the work is guaranteed to bring the house down in this program of innovative music.

Happy Birthday, Ludwig! New Date

Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:30pm


Happy Birthday, Ludwig

Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Symphony No. 7

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor

This season, the music world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The NBSO joins the party in performing two of his most beloved symphonies, the “Pastoral” Sixth and triumphant Seventh.

The Finnish Line

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 7:30pm


The Finnish Line

Lotta Wennakoski: Hava

Kalevi Aho: “Sieidi” Percussion Concerto

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor
Cynthia Yeh, Percussion

Chicago Symphony’s principal percussionist, Cynthia Yeh, demonstrates her astonishing mastery in Kalevi Aho’s Percussion Concerto. The orchestra opens this all-Finnish concert with Lotta Wennakoski’s intangible music and closes with Sibelius’s majestic Fifth Symphony in what is bound to be an unforgettable season finale.


The Southcoast Chamber Music Series (SCCMS) was formed to present high quality classical chamber music for the communities of Southeastern MA. Each program presents an engaging array of styles, timbres, and artists in lively acoustic environments throughout the Southcoast.

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Innovative Educational Programs

Our educational programs serve over 8,000 children a year, and we are recognized nationally for our innovative approach and high impact. We all know of the documented benefits of children learning music, and we firmly believe that by introducing classical music to a new generation of students through our programs, we are helping them to make critical connections between music and their everyday lives, making their NBSO experience enriching on multiple levels.

Season Presenters

Judith and Robert Rosbe

Season Underwriters

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