Symphony Seaside Swing


Dear Symphony Friends,

Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, we are unable to hold Symphony Seaside Swing this year but will be back in 2021 with our Sound of Music theme! However, would you please consider still making your tax-deductible SSS contribution to the NBSO? These revenues are key to our educational outreach programs, our concert series, and all our community outreach concerts. With the loss of revenue from our largest fundraiser, we need your generous support more than ever!

In honor of donors who are able to give $500 or more, we are planning a special Donor Recognition Reception for later in the Fall. Donations may be made by credit card here, or by contacting our Development Director, Sarah Van Vleck, at or (508) 858-1400. Checks may be sent to NBSO, 128 Union Street, Suite 204, New Bedford, MA  02740. Please contact Sarah with any questions.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to support our concert series and educational programs. Under the leadership of Maestro Yaniv Dinur, the NBSO is making its mark with innovative programming and a new level of artistic excellence. Our educational programs, with the direction of Education Director Terry Wolkowicz, serve 8,000 children annually including all second and third-graders in New Bedford, receiving national attention along the way. You can learn more about these programs and see an inspiring video on the Learning in Concert page.

The only way we can reach our goal is with support from wonderful people like you who believe in what the NBSO is doing for our community. We hope you can help us!


The 2020 Symphony Seaside Swing Committee: Margot Stone and Ann Ziegler (Co-Chairs),  Marlissa Briggett, Barbara Gee, Pam Hoffer, Nan Johnson, Susan Mead, Joyce LeBlanc, Pam Norweb, Sandria Parsons, Maryellen Shachoy, Karen Snyder, 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 themes, 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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