New Bedford

Symphony Orchestra

Yaniv Dinur, Music Director


2020-2021 SEASON

"Bach" to the Concert Hall! Season Opening

Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30pm

Shostakovich and Dvořák

Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30pm

Holiday Pops Family Concert

Saturday, Dec. 19, 3:30pm

The Hollywood Trinity – Williams, Zimmer, Elfman

Rescheduled to Summer 2021

Celebrating Black Culture

Saturday, March 20, 7:30pm

Surface Tension

Saturday, April 24, 7:30pm

Season Finale - Living Legends

Wednesday, June 9, 7:30pm


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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“Bird Flight Patterns and Music”

Virtual Concert and Curriculum


Explore the exciting connection between bird flight and musical motion in this concert video with accompanying teacher’s guide and curriculum. The video features performances by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and NBSO Education Trio with special guests Heloise Degrugillier, Recorder Soloist performing the world premiere of Jamie Allen’s Nightingale Concerto. The video also includes a special interview with Xavi Bou, photographer for the Ornitographies Project, a video featuring David Lentink from Stanford University’s bird flight and robotics lab and a visit with Sam Claggett, Conservation Education Specialist from the Buttonwood Park Zoo with a special bird guest. The orchestra and trio will perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Strauss and Derek Bermel’s Murmurations.

While the concert video is appropriate for both children and adults, the online activities, lessons, experiments and extra video content are specifically geared toward students in the elementary grades. Teachers will find a large collection of music, science, writing and visual art activities that further the bird flight pattern and music exploration. Activities include a starling murmuration interactive lesson with student-made “starlings on a stick,” play-along flap and glide melodies with the NBSO trio, thermal currents soaring experiment, music composition and improvisation activities, NBSO musician videos and much more.

The teacher’s guide will be released with the Video on a password protected page. The page will have the concert video and the teacher’s guide with clickable links to music videos, activity demonstrations etc. 

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Season Presenters

Judith and Robert Rosbe

Season Underwriters

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