Join Lexington Symphony for a thrilling new season!
September 23, 2017 | Saturday, 8PM
Glass | Concerto Grosso
Elgar | Cello Concerto
—Nathaniel Taylor, Soloist
Schumann | Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
In the season’s opening concert, we explore the mosaics of music and feature Nathaniel Taylor, 2017 Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition Winner, playing Elgar’s witty Cello Concerto. Enjoy the views along the Rhine River as experienced and captured in music by composer Robert Schumann in his “Rhenish” Symphony. Each movement of Philip Glass’ Concerto Grosso explores the sounds of a distinctive instrumental group that make up a symphonic whole.
"Every now and then we run across a young talent that is remarkable. When I first heard Nathaniel in competition last year, I was immediately engaged by his music making and his honest ability to communicate to me, the listener. This promotional clip was made by Boston Conservatory last year to promote our performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto - a piece we are doing together to open Lexington Symphony's 2017-18 Season on September 23rd at Cary Hall." Maestro Jonathan McPhee
Take a moment and hear him talk about one of the greatest concerti written for the Cello.
Passion & Peril
November 4, 2017 | Saturday, 8PM
Britten | Four Sea Interludes
Sibelius | Karelia Suite
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”
Join us for an evening of music that expresses the passion and peril of the human condition and of humanity itself. The beautiful music of Britten’s opera Peter Grimes gives way to an intense psychodrama of human interaction. Sibelius’ music celebrates and reflects times both important and emotional to the region of Karelia and its people. We close with Tchaikovsky’s brooding and autobiographical Symphony No. 6.
Holiday Pops! Welcome Yule
December 1, 2017 | Friday, 4pm & 7:30pm
The traditional family afternoon POPS! features holiday favorites to brighten the season and introduce young people to the wonder of a full symphony orchestra. This year’s evening POPS! will feature “Welcome Yule”—music written and arranged by Gary Fry for the Chicago Symphony and Chorus. Lexington is the only location outside of Chicago chosen for the performance of these compositions. Join Lexington Symphony along with special guests, New World Chorale. These concerts will sell out. Don’t miss this annual holiday tradition, complete with Santa and a carol sing-along!
February 10, 2018 | Saturday, 8PM
Vaughan Williams | Charterhouse Suite for Strings
Cowell | Pulse for 5 Players (1939)
Bartok | Divertimento for Strings
Bernstein | Serenade for Solo Violin, Percussion
—Irina Muresanu, Soloist
Bernstein’s violin concerto is inspired by five of the seven descriptions of love in Plato’s Symposium. In 1939, Bartok wrote his Divertimento for string orchestra as a diversion from the world around him with the outbreak of WWII. Each in its own way a love story set to music, HeartStrings is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
March 24, 2018 | Saturday, 8PM
Haydn | Symphony No. 59
Rodrigo | Suite Soleriana
Beethoven | Symphony No. 1
Beethoven was inspired by Haydn in writing his Symphony No. 1, and this first symphonic masterpiece introduces Beethoven as a firebrand in the musical world. Coupled with Haydn’s most energetic symphony, Symphony No. 59, the audience is in for a special treat. This program’s third piece, Rodrigo’s seldom-heard Suite Soleriana, is filled with melody and inspiration much like his well-known guitar concerto.
Music from the Movies
May 19, 2018 | Saturday, 7:30PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC FESTIVAL | 2–5PM
Lexington Symphony and Conductor Jonathan McPhee host the 3rd Annual Community Music Festival, an afternoon of free family activities and performances that showcase an extensive array of artistic talent and diversity.
MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES | 7:30PM
The afternoon Festival culminates with an evening performance of great music from the movies featuring memorable favorites and some behind-the-scenes surprises. Join us as we explore the vital role music plays in setting the scene, creating the mood and telling a story via the medium of film. An annual favorite in Metro West, this concert will sell out!
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CARY HALL SEATING CHART
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