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About the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

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James M. Orent, Music Director | Emilian Badea, Asst Conductor

65th Anniversary Cake

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra began as the "Brockton Orchestral Society" in 1948, born from the desire of local musicians to perform the symphonic repertoire together in their community. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the finest orchestras in the Greater Boston area, has been called "one of the region's classical jewels" by the Boston Globe, and is recognized as one of the leading community symphony orchestras in Massachusetts.

For over 65 years, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra has provided live, professional-level symphonic concerts to the greater Brockton community; taught and inspired children about music; and encouraged participation of local musicians and students. Brockton Symphony actively strives to enhance music education by performing with choruses and orchestras from local schools. As its gift to the community, the Orchestra offers free Family Concerts. In addition, the annual Feinberg Youth Competition encourages and rewards gifted young instrumentalists.

The Brockton Symphony has accompanied renowned soloists including Midori, Gil Shaham, Shlomo Mintz, Grant Johannesen, Leonard Rose, Julius Baker, and Eugene List. Soloists from the Boston Symphony have included Joseph Silverstein, Jules Eskin, John Ferrillo, and Jacques Zoon.

Our tradition of fine symphonic music continues with our 2013-2014 season. Under the dynamic baton of Maestro James M. Orent, the Symphony presents a Symphonic Voyage, exploring the musical history of Russia, Paris, and Prague, as well as presenting the Holiday Pops and Chamber Music Concerts.

February 2013 Orchestra