Opening Night October 14! Free Open Rehearsal Oct 13!

Oct 6, 2023

On Saturday, October 14, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra opens their season with Three Worlds in the Bronspiegel Auditorium at New Bedford High School, their temporary home during the Zeiterion renovations. Under the direction of Music Director Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will perform works by Sibelius, Elgar, and James Lee III. The guest soloist for this concert is cellist Sydney Lee.

With her performances in many of the world’s leading venues, Korean-American cellist Sydney Lee has established herself as an artist of refined elegance and profound sincerity. She will join the orchestra for Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, a Romantic era masterpiece. The opening night program also offers American composer James Lee III’s Sukkot through Orion’s Nebula and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 - one of the most beautiful and moving works ever written for symphony orchestra

Three Worlds will take place on October 14, 7:30 PM, at the Bronspeigel Auditorium, New Bedford High School, 230 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford. Please join Maestro Dinur and Ms. Lee for the pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Doors to the theater will open at 6 p.m. for the talk and 7 p.m. for the concert. 

Tickets are $20, $50, and $65, with $10 student tickets (available at the box office only with student ID). Purchase tickets through the Z box office, 508-994-2900, or online at Convenient and free parking is available in the lots near the entrance to the auditorium. Feel free to bring your own water bottle as we cannot guarantee a concession and water is the only item allowed in the auditorium. Please note that there is no smoking allowed on school grounds.

There will also be an open rehearsal for this concert on Friday, October 13, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at the Bronspiegel Auditorium. Admission is free but donations will be gladly accepted at the door. Seating is general admission, enter and leave as you please. No tickets or RSVP required. Please note that this is a working rehearsal, and pieces may not be played in their entirety. A 20-minute break usually occurs sometime between 5 and 5:30 pm.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach more than 8,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit today!