On Saturday, May 10, at 8pm at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 2013-14 season with a blockbuster performance, bringing together two of the great forces of the universe—violinist Rachel Barton Pine and Gustav Holst’s The Planets.
Ms. Barton Pine displays her extraordinary musicianship in performing Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the orchestra. This composition for violin and orchestra is based on familiar Scottish folk tunes and has been notably recorded by a number of famous violinists, including Jascha Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman and Rachel Barton Pine!
Then the biggest orchestra of the year joins forces with the Women of the NBSO Chorus to take on Holst’s The Planets, while awe-inspiring NASA space footage is projected above the orchestra. This high-definition, multi-media presentation of The Planets: A Symphonic Film is supported by the University of Massachusetts through a President’s Office Creative Economy Initiative award. UMass Dartmouth physics and art education departments will use the NBSO’s performance of The Planets as a linchpin event around which to build a series of activities featuring community outreach and engagement at the intersection of science and the arts.
This season finale promises to be an extraordinary visual and musical journey. To learn more about the concert, visit the NBSO website and www.nbsymphony.org and join Dr. MacKenzie for a free, informal talk on the evening’s program at 7pm in the Penler Space, adjacent to the theater.
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. Theater doors open one-half hour prior to performances. The theater is fully handicap accessible. Free parking is available in the adjacent municipal garage.
You deserve a symphony in your life! Please visit www.nbsymphony.org to learn more.