The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra returns to concerts
For the first time in the past 18 months, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will return to live performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center starting this weekend, Saturday, September 18.
âI am delighted to welcome our audience live to the Zeiterion after such a long time,â exclaimed Yaniv Dinur, Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, which will host a six-concert series until May 2022. âIt is like a dream. When you perform in a concert hall surrounded by other people and sounds, who are experiencing the same thing, there is a synergy. “
He said the NBSO also deserved another honor.
âDuring the pandemic, I think we were one of the very few orchestras in the United States to have had a full season,â he said. “It was great that we were able to stream the music to our loyal audience at home, but you can’t compare it to playing in front of a live audience.”
To celebrate the NBSO’s return to the stage, Dinur has planned something that will speak to the heart of the city.
âNew Bedford is a famous port city, and we will be opening the 2021-2022 concert series celebrating composer Adolphus Hailstork’s 80th birthday with his colorful, jazzy and beautifully orchestrated ‘American Port of Call’,â he said. “It’s a nice combination that reminds a little West Side Story, a little Rhapsody in blue and An American in Paris, where audiences will experience the liveliness, chaos and excitement of an American port city. “
âNext, the incredible violinist Karen Gomyo performs with the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, where melodies and virtuosity make it one of the most popular pieces in the repertoire,â he added. “And finally, the uplifting Fifth Symphony by Sibelius, which is like a hymn to the human spirit, and the perfect piece to celebrate the return of live music in front of a live audience!”
Please keep this applause for another moment, friends. Maestro Dinur shared some exciting news.
âWe have a new family member – a new daughter! ” he said. “So now we have two daughters: JoJo, three, and and Alexandra, who is three months old and was born on my birthday!”
So get the band together and get ready for a comeback to live music.
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