2017-2018 Season

Upcoming Performances

Music from the Movies
May 19, 2018 | Saturday, 7:30PM

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 local artistic talent and cultural diversity. 

The afternoon Festival culminates with our final performance of the season, "Broadway Goes to the Movies." From the stage to the big screen, music is vital in setting a scene, stirring our emotions and telling a story. Featuring an evening of selections from legendary Tony Award winners Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, as well as highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and much more! Featuring a special guest appearance by New World Chorale

Featuring Highlights From:

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar
Richard Rogers - The King and I
Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady
Richard Rogers - Oklahoma
Mitch Leigh - Man of La Mancha
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings
Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Miserables
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera

Prior Performances


Musical Mosaics
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.

Take a moment and hear Nathaniel 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
December 3, 2017 | Sunday, 2pm

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!

Friday, 4pm Kids POPS!
Friday, 7:30pm Evening POPS! with the New World Chorale
Sunday, 2pm Matinee POPS! with the New World Chorale


February 10, 2018 | Saturday, 8PM

with Guest Conductor, Federico Cortese, Music Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Cowell | Pulse for 5 Players (1939)
Vaughan Williams | Charterhouse Suite for Strings
Bartok | Divertimento for Strings
Bernstein | Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and 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.


Beethoven's 1st
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.


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•   Online: Select a concert above and click "BUY TICKETS"
•   By phone: 781-523-9009
•   By mail: Make checks payable to: Lexington Symphony, P.O. Box 194, Lexington, MA 02420
•   Box Office: Day-of concert (if available)

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