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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

  • Zeiterion 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA, 02740 United States (map)

Season Opening: Bernstein’s Inspiration

DEREK BERMEL: Dust Dances

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium

GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Conductor: Yaniv Dinur website

Guest Artist: Daniel Chong, Violin website

Leonard Bernstein was a true Renaissance man—conductor, pianist, composer, and educator. Among his many activities, he was committed to promoting new American music as well as championing the music of Gustav Mahler, which he helped turn into mainstream repertoire. Celebrating Bernstein’s centennial anniversary, the New Bedford Symphony opens its season with a program inspired by Bernstein’s endeavors and passions. In between the enchanting sounds of American composer Derek Bermel’s Dust Dances and Mahler’s glorious Symphony No. 1, the brilliant Grammy-winning violinist Daniel Chong, leader of the Parker String Quartet, will perform Bernstein’s own lyrical and virtuosic Serenade.

Earlier Event: August 12
Newport Contemporary Music Series
Later Event: October 27
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