NBSO Presents Roses and Thorns on February 16
On Saturday, February 16, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents Roses and Thorns under the direction of Yaniv Dinur and featuring Korean cellist Christine J. Lee. Lee, a laureate of the first Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition and artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium, will perform Andrea Tarrodi’s Highlands Cello Concerto, inspired by the landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Swedish composer Tarrodi is the third of four female composers featured in this season’s programming. The concert also includes two warhorses: the dazzling suite from Strauss’s opera The Knight of the Rose and Tchaikovsky’s beloved Fifth Symphony.
The NBSO is experimenting with a stage extension at this concert that seeks to improve the acoustics of the concert hall and allows for a larger orchestra. The first three, and in some places four, rows of seats will be covered by the extension. Concertgoers are encouraged to provide feedback on the performance.
Roses and Thorns will take place on February 16, 7:30pm, at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in downtown New Bedford. Tickets are $30‒$65, with $10 student tickets (not available online). Purchase tickets through the Z box office, 508-994-2900, or online at www.nbsymphony.org. Convenient concert parking is available in the Z garage. Please join us before the performance for Yaniv Dinur’s pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the Penler Space (adjoining The Z), free and open to the public.
The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!