Symphony by the Sea

Symphony by the Sea

The premier classical orchestra North of Boston


Donald Palma, Music Director and Conductor

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Welcome to Symphony by the Sea!

Symphony by the Sea’s 33rd season will again feature treasured orchestral classics as well as some special treats to enhance your listening experience. Our “classical” orchestra is different from the typical “symphony orchestra” in that it is configured in size more like the orchestras that date back to the time of the early symphonic masters, e.g. Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, allowing you to experience familiar classical compositions in the style that they were originally performed. You will find the experience different from what you hear in concert halls with considerably larger ensembles. Our wonderful Music Director and Conductor, Donald Palma, has responded to your enthusiasm last season by arranging programs that once again will feature opera, less familiar classics and very familiar orchestral compositions. To enhance your listening, Maestro Palma will again offer brief commentary from the podium. We are also delighted to feature opera soloists through our collaboration with Met Auditions as well as opera choruses performed by the Endicott Singers from our artistic partner, Endicott College. Our own Maestro Palma, a world class double bassist as well as conductor will be the featured soloist in February’s unique concert featuring religious and folk themes. The season will close on the rich, sensual experience of Rodrigo’s haunting Concierto de Aranjuez performed by solo guitar. Once again, we invite you to greet old friends and make new friends at our Thursday night preconcert reception, while Sunday audiences can enjoy light refreshments with friends and neighbors during intermission. This season we will move two of our Sunday afternoon concerns to Newburyport’s Firehouse Center, an intimate hall that will seat the audience much closer to the orchestra. I look forward to meeting you all personally so that I can thank you for your continued support.

Beverly S. Clark, President

Symphony by the Sea is proud to be partnered with Endicott College and the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore

Symphony by the Sea is grateful to

Deutsche Bank - Alex Brown

2013-2014 Season Sponsor

Massachusetts Cultural Council