The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents “Rituals” on January 8th


NEW BEDFORD – On Saturday January 8, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents “Rituals”. Under the direction of musical director Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will perform works by Clarice Assad, Max Bruch, Jesse Montgomery and Ottorino Respighi. The guest artist for this concert is violinist Vadim Gluzman.

Recognized as one of today’s finest violinists, Gluzman will perform Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto, a piece that never fails to enchant listeners. In addition, in this program which evokes different places and customs, the orchestra performs Nhanderú by Clarice Assad. Its lush music portrays an ancient rainmaker ritual in the Amazon basin. Jesse Montgomery’s nostalgic record from a Vanishing City recalls the composer’s education in New York City and the music that accompanied it. And the Roman festivals of Respighi bring the ceremonies, festivities and wild games of ancient Rome to life.

“Rituals” will take place on January 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in downtown New Bedford. Please join us at the theater at 6.30 p.m. for Yaniv Dinur’s pre-concert talk to learn more about the music for the evening. The doors of the theater will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $ 10 ‒ $ 65, with student tickets $ 5 (available at the box office only with a student ID). Buy tickets at the Z box office, 508-994-2900, or online at Convenient concert parking is available in Garage Z for $ 4 in cash or in the streets surrounding the theater.

The Zeiterion requires that all attendees of shows and indoor gatherings over the age of 12 provide documentation demonstrating full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus or submit documentation of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test in 72 hours or antigen test administered by a supplier within 24 hours of the show you are attending) as well as a photo ID. Well-fitting masks are also required for all ages. Please visit to view current details on all health and safety protocols. Also note that a stage extension will be used for this concert and will cover the first five rows of seats.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that presents an annual series of classical and pop music concerts with internationally renowned guest artists, as well as an exceptional chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach over 8,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a musical community on the South Coast. Visit today!


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