Our 2016 – 2017 season features three acclaimed artists!

Our 2016 – 2017 season features three acclaimed artists!

Our 2016 – 2017 season features three acclaimed artists!

Not one, not two, but THREE acclaimed artists share the stage with the Philharmonic in 2016-17, our 46th season. Not only will we host Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth and horn soloist Eric Ruske, you’ll also hear Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and Copland’s Appalachian Spring…

October 22 – October Masterworks:  <i>Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony</i>

October 22 – October Masterworks: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

October 22 – October Masterworks: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

Sometimes music transcends pure sound and reminds us of our humanity and our special role in society. Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is such a work. On November 22, 1963, conductor Erich Leinsdorf interrupted a live performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and announced the assassination of President Kennedy…

December 9 – Christmas with Tony Bennett

December 9 – Christmas with Tony Bennett

December 9 – Christmas with Tony Bennett

No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence. For Bennett, there is no such thing as retirement. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records…

March 18 – Philharmonic Celebrity Series:  An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

March 18 – Philharmonic Celebrity Series: An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

March 18 – Philharmonic Celebrity Series: An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage. You may know her from her many Emmy winning roles on television: ABC’s Pushing Daisies, Fox’s Glee, CBS’s The…

April 28 – APPALACHIAN SPRING, featuring Horn Soloist Eric Ruske

April 28 – APPALACHIAN SPRING, featuring Horn Soloist Eric Ruske

April 28 – APPALACHIAN SPRING, featuring Horn Soloist Eric Ruske

We close out the season with an outstanding program, and yet another world-class guest artist. Horn soloist Eric Ruske is simply a phenomenon. Currently Professor of Horn at Boston University, Eric was named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, (while he was going…

Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo has moved to Halloween!

Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo has moved to Halloween!

Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo has moved to Halloween!

The Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo moves to Halloween. Kids and families will meet the principal players of the Philharmonic orchestra up close and personal. The musicians will demonstrate each instrument for the kids, who will get a chance to try them out. Dr. Bartram will also be giving conducting lessons…


TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets go on sale September 1 for both the October Masterworks and the April season finale. Tony Bennett tickets go on sale Oct. 10 for Friends and Oct. 24 for the general public. Kristin Chenoweth tickets go on sale January 9 for Friends and January 16 for the general public. Please note that the temperature in Dodd Auditorium is variable depending on seat location. All seats are reserved.

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Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo has moved to Halloween!

Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo has moved to Halloween!

The Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo moves to Halloween. Kids and families will meet the principal players of the Philharmonic orchestra up close and personal. The musicians will demonstrate each instrument for the kids, who will get a chance to try them out. Dr. Bartram will also be giving conducting lessons on stage! There will be…

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