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

Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Our Sixty-Eighth Season!

Celebrating America!

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00PM

Buckley Performing Arts Center, Massasoit Community College, Brockton

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We celebrate the music traditions and composers of the United States in our season opener. Our principal cellist, Kevin Crudder, eloquently performs the passionate Concerto by Victor Herbert.

Kevin Crudder
Kevin Crudder, cello

Chadwick - Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
Anderson - First Day of Spring
Herbert - Cello Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 8
Kevin Crudder, cello
Gould - American Salute
Dvorak - American Suite
Bernstein/Mason - West Side Story Medley
Sousa - El Capitan March

Holiday Pops!

Margaret Lias
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 3:00PM

Brockton High School, Brockton

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Lift your holiday spirit and revel in the joy, fellowship, and fun as Dr. Emilian Badea leads the Symphony in joyous music from around the world! Featuring rich-toned mezzo-soprano, Margaret Lias, and Brockton's Angelo Elementary School Chorus.

Fucik - Entrance of the Gladiators
Holcombe - Festive Sounds of Hanukah
Shader - Here in My House
Marks - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Louis F. Angelo School Chorus. Susan Moscardelli-Zauner, director
Gade - Jalousie 'Tzigane Tango' (Jealous Gypsy Tango)
Lumbye - Concert-Polka for Two Violins & Orchestra
Margaritka Valchinova, violin
Angel Valchinov, violin
Pierpont/Sousa - Jingle Bells Forever
Berlin - A Symphonic Portrait
Sullivan - Overture to The Gondoliers
Anderson - Sandpaper Ballet
Vavilov - Ave Maria
Bizet - Agnus Dei from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Anderson - A Christmas Festival
Lumbye - Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Strauss - Radetzky March

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 3:00PM

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

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Once again, we offer our popular Chamber Music concert, in which small groups perform more intimate music, from Baroque to Contemporary, with each musician playing his/her own part. The BrSO Chamber Players perform their favorites.

Sizzling Symphonic Favorites

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00PM

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

NOTE: This is a change from the originally planned venue due to a power failure at Massasoit.

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Warm your winter afternoon at our family-friendly concert of orchestral favorites, featuring principal clarinetist and chairman of our BrSO family, Torben Hansen.

Suppé - Light Cavalry Overture
Weber - Concertino for Clarinet
Torben Hansen, clarinet
Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
narrated by Harry Williams, the voice of the Symphony
Four Fabulously Fiery Finales:
Stravinsky - Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Tschaikowsky - Symphony No. 4

50th Anniversary Children's Concert

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00PM

Brockton High School, Brockton

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Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children, under 5 FREE

Family Discount price: $20 (includes up to 2 adults and any number of students and children)
Please call (508) 588-3841 for family discount.

The Brockton Symphony, in conjunction with the Brockton High School Concert Band, the Plouffe Academy Gold Band, and the South Middle School Jazz Choir, celebrates 50 years since the release of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Pianists Carol Chaffee and Amy Freedman Korim celebrate the collaboration with the Brockton Symphony 50 years ago in a rousing reprise of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, narrated by Harry Williams and Ken Feinberg

Chamber Music at the Fuller

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 2:00PM

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

We're pleased to partner with the Fuller Craft museum to offer you a second chance this season to hear Brockton Symphony musicians perform more of their favorite chamber music selections.

Vocal Masterworks

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:00PM

Oliver Ames High School, North Easton

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We are delighted to collaborate with Brockton's Jubilate Chorale, Dr. Maxine M. Asselin director, and the Bridgewater State University Chorale, Dr. Steven Young director. We present three choral classics: Brahms’ glorious, comforting, and hopeful Requiem, Verdi’s glowing Va Pensiero, and Beethoven’s elegant Hallelujah from Mount of Olives.

Verdi - Va Pensiero from Nabucco
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem
Beethoven - Hallelujah from Mount of Olives