Virtual Program: Bird Flight Patterns and Music
On March 23, 2021, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will release this year’s Learning in Concert virtual program entitled Bird Flight Patterns and Music. Throughout the concert video, NBSO Education Director Terry Wolkowicz leads the viewers on an exploration of five bird flight patterns used by various bird species and pairs each with a piece of classical music that moves in the same motion as each flight pattern. Featuring a performance by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, this program will include the world premiere of Jamie Allen’s Nightingale Concerto with recorder soloist, Heloise Degrugillier, Derek Bermel’s Murmurations: Swarming Rome, and music by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, and Strauss. Featured guests include Xavi Bou, photographer for the Ornitographies Project, Sam Claggett and Cisco the Great Horned Owl from the Buttonwood Park Zoo, and Stanford University’s David Lentink.
Individual tickets can be purchased for $15 per household and schools and societies receive unlimited access for $150. Tickets can be purchased on the NBSO website at https://nbsymphony.org/ On March 23rd, purchasers will receive an email with the private link and password to access the concert video and all online additional video performances, composer interviews, educational lessons, games, and activities.
The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach thousands of students each year in local schools and through open access online. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!