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Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School

Saturday, November 18, 7:30 PM

Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Janice Weber, piano

Clarice Assad: Nhanderú
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

Brazilian composer Clarice Assad draws on the rain-making rituals of the Tupi and Guarani tribes of the Amazon basin to create a piece of music that is both prayerful and delightful, including that beautiful moment when you feel light raindrops falling on your uplifted face. Composer Dimitri Shostakovich might not typically be associated with the idea of pure beauty, but the second movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2 is truly mesmerizing in its gentle beauty, and the rest of the piece is infused with a celebratory joy, which is fitting since Shostakovich wrote it as a gift to his piano-playing son on his 19th birthday. Another reason to celebrate this piece is that it will be performed by our very own South Coast Chamber Music Series artistic director, the inestimable Janice Weber. The program concludes with Dvorak’s sixth symphony, which is filled with an embarrassment of beautiful melodic riches, as only he can do. We’ll take every one of them without being embarrassed at all!

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Please join us in the auditorium at 6:30 PM for Yaniv’s pre-concert talk. Doors open at 6 PM for the talk and 7 PM for the concert.

Friday, November 17,  4:00 – 6:30 PM

Seating is general admission, and no tickets or RSVP are required. Please note that this is a working rehearsal, and pieces may not be played in their entirety. A 20-minute break usually occurs between 5 and 5:30. Come and go as you please! Please save your applause for the end of pieces and/or rehearsal as to not interfere with the rehearsal process.

Rehearsal content: Shostakovich with Janice Weber, Dvořák

Janice Weber

View the 2023-2024 Season, Part 1 Program below:

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Yaniv Dinur, Music Director

Please note: The following roster is a listing of the musicians for the January 20, 2024 concert only. Please click here for the official 2023-2024 roster which includes recognition of our valued musician chair supporters. 

Violin I
Ethan Wood, Assistant Concertmaster
Ealain McMullin
Kyra Davies
Jennifer Memoli
Theo Ramsey
Emma Powell
Lino Tanaka
Linda Scenna
Melody Albanese-Kelly
Christian Paillan

Violin II
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Principal
David Rubin
Fariba Hunold
Yeonji Shim
Raluca Dumitrache
Sophia Bernitz
Jiuri Yu
Adam Jeffreys
Daniel Faris
Amy Sims

Anna Griffis, Principal
Christopher Nunn
Sachin Shukla
Elisa Birdseye
Maureen Heflinger
Rebecca Hallowell
Sophia Nikas
Nickolas Kaynor

Leo Eguchi, Principal
Shay Rudolph
Peter Zay
Fabrizio Mazzetta
Stefan Gabriel
Velleda Miragias
Nancy Hair

Double Bass
Pete Walsh, Principal
Bebo Shiu
Nathan Varga
John DeMartino
Joseph Bentley

Caitlyn Schmidt

Timothy Macri, Principal
Vanessa Holroyd

Laura Schaefer, Principal
Benjamin Fox

English Horn
Laura Schaefer

Nicholas Brown,  Principal
Mackenzie Austin

Bass Clarinet
Hunter Bennett

Rachel Juszczak
Isaac Erb

Contra Bassoon
Gabe Ramey

French Horn
Nick Auer
Paulina Dixon
Nick Rubenstein
Clark Matthews

Andrew Sorg, Principal
Geoffrey Shamu
Mark Emery
Richard Watson

Seth Budahl, Principal
Robert Hoveland

Bass Trombone
James Monaghan

Adam Crowe

Maria Spraker
Pei-yeh Tsai

Greg Simonds

Dylan Barber

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