Free Summer Concert Series Starts July 22

A free summer music series of four concerts will be offered at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in partnership with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. With themes geared toward casual summer enjoyment for the entire family, the series consists of two evening programs and two afternoon programs. Ensembles of past and present members of the orchestra include: Triton Brass (pictured) on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm; NBSO Woodwind Quintet on Friday, July 30 at 3 pm; NBSO String Quartet on Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 pm; and NBSO wind and brass players on Friday, August 27, at 3 pm. Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the concerts will showcase a wide range of popular and classical music.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 7:30 pm
Triton Brass: “Music for a Summer Eve” Concert
American favorites: Dixieland & Swing, and musical hits by:
Leroy Anderson
John Philip Sousa
Leonard Bernstein
Friday, July 30, 3:00 pm
NBSO Woodwind Quintet: “Down to the Sea In Ships” Concert
Arnold: Three Shanties
Chadwick: Three Sea Sketches
Handel: Water Music, excepts (sailors dances)
Joplin: Cascades Rag
Piazzolla: Tango
Cohan: Greatest Hits Medley
Thursday, August 19, 7:30 pm
NBSO String Quartet: “An Elegant Evening of American Music” Concert
Barber: String Quartet No. 1 (Adagio for Strings)
Still: Danzas de Panamá
Ellington: FantasyGershwin: Lullaby
Friday afternoon, August 27, 3:00 pm
NBSO Wind & Brass Players: “Winds of Change: Four Centuries of Music for the Wind Band”
Mozart: Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E-flat major K. 375
Beethoven: Wind Octet in Eb Major, op.103,
Jacob: Divertimento for Wind Octet
Plus, musical surprises!

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