Welcome to the

New Bedford

Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the NBSO

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to the proposition that classical music can enrich and transform lives. That is why we are very pleased to offer you exciting, moving, and beautiful music. It is also why we remain committed to expanding the educational programs we offer to children in our region—last year more than 10,000 children benefited from our music programs! And finally, it is why we continue to build strong relationships with other music and cultural organizations in our region. We believe collaboration makes all organizations, and our community, stronger.

We invite you to avoid the Boston traffic and head to New Bedford’s Zeiterion Performing Arts Center for a memorable music experience. With our enticing selection of classical and pops concerts, family concerts, and matinee offerings, there’s a concert for every music lover. Whether you are a first-time concertgoer or an NBSO regular, we welcome you to our community of music!

We hope you will join us one hour prior to the performance time of our classical concerts for Maestro Dinur’s pre-concert talk on the concert program (times are listed on the website concert pages). These talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Penler Space, on the corner of Purchase and Spring Streets, adjacent to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

Concert programs are typically under two hours (including a 15-minute intermission), while family concerts are usually one hour long, with no intermission. We invite you to come early and get refreshments at the concession area which offers a full bar with soda, water, beer, wine, and top-shelf spirits (open before performances as well as during intermission). Drinks and snacks from the bar are allowed into the theater to enjoy during the concert.

If you are a returning concertgoer…

We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your previous NBSO concert experiences, and we know that you will be delighted with our upcoming performance schedule. We value your opinions, so please feel free to share them with us by calling the NBSO office at 508-999-6276 or emailing your comments to info@nbsymphony.org. We’d love to hear what you think about this season or seasons past, and any helpful advice you may have for us or new concertgoers!

The power of classical music is a wonderful thing. Thank you for being a part of it and for helping the NBSO be a vital force in our community.

First-Time ConcertGoer?

Classical music concerts are often considered to be rather formal and a bit intimidating to those who have not yet experienced a live performance. But if you like music, any kind of music, there’s a really good chance that you’ll like classical music, too. The NBSO is not your great-great-grandfather’s symphony orchestra!

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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