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Music Matters

Our virtual music series in partnership with the Brockton Public Library

We are pleased to announce the kickoff of Music Matters, our FREE year-long series of topnotch online musical performances to soothe your soul during this time of Covid-19.

This 12-concert chamber music series will begin December 5th, with a new concert premiering on the first weekend of each month on your local cable television channel. These concerts will also be available for viewing anytime on our website for you to watch at your leisure. Visit our Season page for more information and the full schedule!

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December 5, 2020 - Bailey Street Brass

From Gabrieli to Game of Thrones: Enjoy music spanning 400 years!

Watch the concert on your local cable channel:

Brockton 12:00pm Saturday, December 5th
Abington 1:00pm Sunday, December 6th
Avon 1:00pm Sunday, December 6th
Bridgewater
 
12:00pm
2:00pm
Saturday, December 5th
Sunday, December 6th
Stoughton 11:30am Saturday, December 5th
West Bridgewater 1:00pm Saturday, December 5th
Whitman/Hanson 2:00pmSunday, December 6th

Or Click Here to watch the concert online starting at noon on 12/5!

Brass Quintet at the Fuller Craft Museum

Message from the Chair

October 29, 2020

Dear Brockton Symphony Family,

We announce with heavy hearts that the Symphony has canceled our December 13th Holiday Pops Concert and our January 25th Chamber Music Concert. Unfortunately, the Governor's Guidelines do not yet permit indoor performances with woodwinds and brass, nor for large audiences. We will miss our joyful holiday celebration with Dr. Emilian Badea, and the special time when we share love and togetherness with you at our Holiday Pops.

It is also with regret that we have postponed our Dr. Carol Vasconcellos Youth Concerto Competition, to keep our musicians and participants safe during the recent increase in cases in the state.

In positive news, our Virtual Performance Series: Music Matters, begins on Saturday, December 5th at 12pm! We at the Symphony are happy to offer free, topnotch, online musical performances to soothe everyone's soul during this time of Covid-19. This 12-concert chamber music series will kick off with a rousing performance by the Bailey Street Brass. Chamber concerts will premiere on the first Saturday of each month on your local cable television channel and then will be available for viewing anytime via our Facebook page, website, and YouTube Channel for you to watch at your leisure. We will also re-broadcast two of our past Holiday Pops Concerts on December 12 and 19.

If you or someone you know wants to receive an email reminder with each concert's details, they can either sign up for our newsletter, or they can subscribe to the series on EventBrite (coming soon). Information will be posted here as well, shortly before each concert airs!

Letter from the Music Director

August 15, 2020

Dear Brockton Symphony Family,

Warmest greetings, everyone! Your symphony musicians and leadership hope you’re weathering current challenges in the best possible shape.

We've missed you all terribly: your warmth, enthusiasm and generous support of our efforts to bring world-class performances to our beloved community. The pandemic affects virtually every aspect of our daily lives... ripples flow outward in all directions. Solutions which will allow us to reunite in live concert with our symphony family remain some weeks or months in the future as medical and political leadership work tirelessly to develop effective treatment strategies and vaccinations. We continue to closely monitor news of developments from national, regional and local authorities with the goal of resuming live concerts in the most responsible and timely fashion.

Perfectly positioned to restart concert operations at the appropriate time, this season's overarching theme is Visions of Hope and Renewal, its inspiration drawn directly from the magical repertoire we chose last winter. Our gala reopening concert titled The Spirit of Youth Shall Carry Us Forward features brilliantly youthful compositions by Mendelssohn and Bruch, and the electrifying BrSO debut of 2019 Vasconcellos Competition Co-winner Joe MacDonald in Dvořák's fabulous Violin Concerto, rescheduled to March 7, 2021.

The Spirit of Triumph, scheduled for April 25, 2021, brings our season to a smashing close showcasing the sparkle of Rimsky-Korsakow plus two perennial favorite requests: Grieg's beloved Piano Concerto with thrilling 2019 Competition Co-winner Meihui An, and Sibelius' triumphant Symphony No. 2.

Soothe your souls and fire your imaginations until we meet again in person, as we urge you to access our new website feature, Listen!, listing favorite Brockton Symphony archived performances, plus links to YouTube recordings of this season's repertoire.

We are a tremendously strong nation and Greater Brockton community with a proud history of overcoming adversity. Together, we will see our extended family through the current challenges, and we will emerge stronger and more united than ever in our determination to bring the blessings freedom, good health and world-class music to our beloved community.

Wishing you great joy through music, always. Stay well, stay safe!

James M. Orent, Music Director

Statement from the Board

July 16, 2020

Lately the stream of tragedy, frustration, rage, and hope have reminded us to reflect upon what we can do to help reshape our world. We embrace our brothers and sisters of color, as well as all marginalized groups, and aim high to rid the country of systemic racism. The bonds of our common humanity must overcome the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices.

We stand together to share our joy of music and to learn from each other how to create a more just world. As a member of the Greater Brockton community, we will listen and do our best to help make a change for the better by performing in the community, continuing to build bridges with local groups and churches, and celebrating diversity through our performances and involvement in the local community.

Brockton Symphony Board of Directors

BrSO April 2019 concert

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