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BrSO 70th Anniversary Season

Our Gala 70th Season: 2017-2018

Celestial Masterworks

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 3:00PM

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

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Kristina Nilsson
Kristina Nilsson,

Our Gala 70th season begins with Wagner’s rousing Overture to the Flying Dutchman, conjuring up images of the turbulent sea. Our own concertmaster, violinist Kristina Nilsson, performs Bruch’s brilliant Adagio Appassionato. The program features Tchaikovsky's intensely dramatic and compelling Symphony No. 5.

Wagner - Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Bruch - Adagio Appassionato
Kristina Nilsson, violin
Tchaikowsky - Symphony No. 5

Holiday Pops!

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00PM

Brockton High School, Brockton

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'TIS THE SEASON to celebrate with your family and friends. Conductor Dr. Emilian Badea will have your hands clappin' and toes tappin' as you listen (and sing along) to all your favorites, as well as new gems from around the world. Rejoice and celebrate life at this memorable performance, at the spacious Brockton High School!

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:00PM

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

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We offer our popular Chamber Music concert (instrumental music played by small groups), where each musician plays a unique part. The BrSO Chamber Players offer a potpourri of their favorites.

Across the Stars

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

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Alex Goldberg
Alex Goldberg,

David Vess
David Vess,

Warm your soul at our family-friendly concert, featuring a program with something for everyone!

Enjoy the solos in Mozart's charming Sinfonia Concertante for Winds, as each orchestra section showcases their instruments - Mark Finklestein, oboe; Torben Hansen, clarinet; Marina Krickler, French horn; and Emilian Badea, bassoon.

We also feature the winner of our 2016 Youth Competition, violin virtuoso Alex Goldberg, performing Sarasate's exhilarating Carmen Fantasy.

The concert opens with a Fanfare composed by BrSO tubist, David Vess, titled Ignite. Click here to read about David, and his thoughts on composing this piece to celebrate the Symphony's 70th Anniversary Season.

The program also invites you to immerse yourself in vivid renditions of Smetana's scenes along the river Moldau and Glazounow's images of medieval Europe in Suite from the Middle Ages, and to explore the galaxy in John Williams' Star Wars Suite.

Vess - Ignite
Dvorak - Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in Ab Major
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
Smetana - Moldau
Glazounow - From the Middle Ages
Sarasate - Carmen Fantasy
Alex Goldberg, violin
Williams - Star Wars Suite

Symphonic Fireworks

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

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Steven Young
Dr. Steven Young,

Join the musical festivities and celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with a medley from his dazzling West Side Story and his On the Waterfront Suite! Then salute the BrSO's 70th anniversary as Dr. Steven G. Young plays the Christ Congregational Church's beautiful Austin Organ in Saint-Saëns' kaleidoscopic Symphony No. 3, the Organ Symphony.

Bernstein - West Side Story
Bernstein - On the Waterfront Suite
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3, Op. 78
Dr. Stephen Young, organ