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NBSO to showcase Beethoven’s great Triple Concerto and works by Saint-Saëns in April


NBSO’s “A Feast of Three” Serves Up Fireworks

It’s a rare treat to hear a trio of internationally acclaimed guest artists perform as an ensemble with an orchestra and an even rarer treat to also hear each of the trio members as soloists with the orchestra. On Saturday, April 12, at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio joins the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s great Triple Concerto and then take individual turns with the orchestra to perform works of Saint-Saëns (with Mark Kaplan on violin), Nobre (Clancy Newman on cello) and Franck (Yael Weiss on piano). The concert will conclude with the orchestra’s performance of Ravel’s incomparable Bolero.

Maestro David MacKenzie describes the program this way: “Four solo works for the price of one! This unique program begins and ends with fireworks with two Spanish-inspired showpieces, Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Ravel’s famous orchestral tour de force, Bolero. None other than Beethoven solidly holds down the middle of the program with his Triple Concerto. And rounding out the program are two lesser known, but marvelous works–Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre’s haunting Poema III and one of the most beautifully developed pieces of the piano repertoire from the Romantic period, Cesar Franck’s Symphony Variations. I am really excited about the potential “fireworks” when we put these excellent groups–the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio and the NBSO–together!”

Tickets are $20-$55, students always $10. Call the Z Box Office at 508-994-2900, visit the Box Office at 684 Purchase Street (Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3) or buy online at www.zeiterion.org. To learn more about the NBSO’s free ticket offer for first-time concertgoers, call the NBSO at 508-999-6276.

Prior to the concert, Dr. MacKenzie will present a free informal talk on the evening’s program at 7:00pm in the Penler Space, adjacent to the theater. Theater doors open one-half hour prior to performances. The theater is fully handicap accessible. Free parking is available in the adjacent municipal garage.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra performing a 7-concert series of classical and pops music annually, regularly performing with prize-winning guests artists from around the world. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast, celebrating music and music-making and collaborating with other music groups and cultural and educational organizations. For more information, please visit www.nbsymphony.org.

About Michael Silvia

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

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