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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra to feature “Bach in the concert hall” in its season opener


After a long break, the New Bedford Symphony is excited to come back and play together!

Virtual Concert: September 12, 7:30pm
Yaniv Dinur: Conductor and Piano
Jesse Holstein: Violin
Featuring 24 musicians 60 minutes, no intermission.

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for piano and strings
Ástor Piazzolla: “Winter” and “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Rodion Shchedrin: Excerpts from Carmen Suite.

TICKETS: $10 per household, available on the Z website.

Subscribers who purchased regular concert tickets for September 12 will be contacted about converting tickets to virtual concert access. If you do not receive and email or phone call, please contact Abby at asmith@nbsymphony.org or 508-999-6276 ext 222.

This concert will be recorded at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and presented through a password-protected webpage. A digital program book will be available to view before the concert airs.

Featuring the string and percussion musicians of the orchestra, the program opens with a reflective piece by George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The piece, originally called Lament, was dedicated to the composer’s grandmother who had been a slave.

Music Director Yaniv Dinur takes both roles as pianist and conductor in Bach’s First Keyboard Concerto. Bach’s exhilarating piece draws inspiration from Vivaldi’s concertos and at the same time looks into the future, expanding the part of the piano solo.

NBSO concertmaster Jesse Holstein performs “Winter” and “Spring” from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The great Argentine composer’s take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is full of intoxicating melodies and tango rhythms combined with quotations from the original Four Seasons.

Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite is a reimagining of some of the most popular and beautiful arias from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Written for the unusual combination of strings and percussion, Shchedrin gives Carmen a fresh look full of colors and wit.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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