Symphony Seaside Swing

September 11, 2021

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett

Dear Symphony Friends,

This past year of pandemic has been like no other and so our 2021 Symphony Seaside Swing will be like no other! This year we present the Symphony Seaside Swing with Poolside Bling and Your Favorite Things at The Bay Club at Mattapoisett on September 11!

This year’s special evening will feature an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a jazz ensemble, and of course, our signature show featuring the beloved songs of Maria and the Von Trapp family. Named a Best Gala in 2019 by the South Coast Almanac, this traditionally sold-out event will be smaller than usual. And, for the first time, we will open both the live and silent auctions for a full week to those unable to attend the event, enabling one to bid online from the comfort of their own home. We invite you to be an “early supporter” of this year’s Symphony Seaside Swing. By supporting the event now, we can recognize your generosity by listing you on the event invitation that will be going out in June. Due to the smaller size of this year’s event, it is likely the event will sell out at this phase, and no individual tickets will be available later. 

The NBSO has faced additional expenses this past year, and our goal is to raise $75,000 to support our concert series and educational programs. Each season, the NBSO brings more than a dozen superb Classical, Pops, Chamber Music, and community concert performances to the South Coast, as well as serving as many as 8,000 local students. Our innovative and exciting educational programs, such as Learning in Concert and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, provide authentic and engaging musical experiences for the children in both local schools and beyond. Educating young people is a central part of our mission, and even with a pandemic on, our online programing has received national attention!

Feel free to contact Sarah Van Vleck at (508) 999-6276 x225, if you have any questions, and please respond by June 11 to be listed as an event supporter in the official Seaside Swing invitation. Thank you!!


The Symphony Seaside Swing Committee: Margot Stone and Ann Ziegler (Co-Chairs),

Marlissa Briggett, Barbara Gee, Nan Johnson, Susan Mead, Joyce LeBlanc, Pam Norweb, Sandria Parsons, Maryellen Shachoy, Joan Underwood & Jamie Wiksten

Thank you to our Symphony Seaside Swing 2020 Supporters!

I Have Confidence
Heather Parsons and Andy Kotsatos
Ann and Hans Ziegler

Climb Every Mountain
Nancy and John Braitmayer
Geoff and Judy Swett

Cynthia and Albert Fox
Barbara Gee
Susan Leclair and James Griffith
Sandria Parsons
Joan Underwood
Patty Plum Wylde

Going on Sixteen
Jan and Chuck Bichsel
Bronwen Cunningham and Robert Booth
Ellen and Tom Bowler
Priscilla and Allan Ditchfield
Ralph and Merry Eustis
Dorothy HebdenHeath
Pamela and Edward Hoffer
Edith R. Lauderdale
Frances Levin
Dr. and Mrs. John Mills
Joseph Napoli
Pam and Harry Norweb
Maryellen and Norman Shachoy
Meg and Barry Steinberg
Margot Stone
Mallory and John Waterman

My Favorite Things
John and Patricia Baillieul
Michael and Margie Baldwin
William and Mary Jean Blasdale
Betty Ann and Jack Cannell
Emmanuel and Andrea Daskalakis
Richard and Sharon Grahn
Nan Johnson and Alan Minard
Dick and Faith Morningstar
Genie and Donald Rice
Kathleen and Gurdon Wattles
Marjorie Waite and Neal Weiss
Laima and Bert Zarins

Meg and Bob Ackerman
Charles and Anne Bedser
John and Linda Bodenmann
Mark Claff
Evelyn Crocker
Peter and Patricia Dean
Duponte Landscape & Design
Vera Gibbons
John and Ann Gorczyca
Stephen and MaryAnn Hayes
John and Nancy Kendall
Richard and Anne Lucas
Jack and Doris Ludes
William and Suzanne Prescott
John Sherburne Reidy
Mark and Margot Schmid
Paul and Karen Snyder
Robert Trahan
Leslie Lawrence and Ronald Weingartner
Robin Worcester

Corporate Sponsor




Chase Canopy
Lightworks Productions
Steve McManus
Minuteman Press Dartmouth
Photography by Richard Van Inwegen
Shepard Turf Management, Inc.
The Valet Connection


A special thank you to everyone who supports our annual Symphony Seaside Swing!  You are all instrumental (pun intended!) in making this event a huge success!

Thank you to our wonderful Seaside Swing Committee and a special thank you to Barbara Gee for her creative ideas and designs for our Seaside Swing theme, Barbara’s assistant Jamie Wiksten, photographer Richard Van Inwegen for volunteering to capture the essence of the evening for us, the Board of Governors and Staff of the Kittansett Club, and all of our silent auction donors.

Proceeds support the NBSO educational programs and concert series.

View photos from our 2019 Seaside Swing here.

Your donations make possible our innovative educational programs.

Our educational programs serve over 25,000 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.

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