Greetings from Donald Palma, Music Director and Conductor
On behalf of our orchestra, I want to welcome you to our exciting 32nd season. Whether you are joining us for the very first time or are a long time patron of the Symphony by the Sea, your participation as audience members, volunteers or contributors is, now more than ever, essential to the continuation of our programs and will help insure many more years of providing fine programs of classical masterpieces to the communities on the North Shore.
We have programmed an extraordinary season of inspired repertoire. Our opening concerts will feature rising young stars from the operatic world who will present a selection of beautiful and popular arias and duets from the most beloved Italian operas. Be sure not to miss our popular Thanksgiving weekend Family Concert, which this season will be presented in Newburyport as well as Marblehead. Please join us as well for our Valentine’s Day concert of delightful Romantic favorites and our grand finale featuring violin virtuoso Robyn Bollinger who promises to bring fresh life and vigor to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, all rounded off by a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.
As always I look forward to meeting and visiting with all of you at our events and thank you in advance for helping us make my fourth season and Symphony by the Sea’s 32nd a rousing success.
Music Director and Conductor
"An Opera Lover's Delight"
Thursday, October 11, 2012 · Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 · The Governor's Academy, Byfield · 3:00 pm
Selected arias, ensembles, and orchestral music
An evening of operatic favorites with music by Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and others, with Soprano Sara Heaton, Tenor Michael Kuhn and Baritone Ross Benoliel.
A Special Thanksgiving Weekend Family Concert
Friday, November 23, 2012 · City Hall, Newburyport · 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2012 · Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 3:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our Teddy Bears' Picnic and enjoy a surprise-filled hour of music and fun. Let us entertain you and your children with a live performance of Babar the Elephant set to classical music by Francis Poulenc and narrated by renowned local story teller, Judith Black!
Everyone! Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal friend for parading and singing A Teddy Bears' Picnic along with the orchestra. And we invite you to bring a new, unwrapped stuffed animal to donate to a local Toys for Tots.
"Romance is in the Hall"
Thursday, February 14, 2013 · Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2013 · The Governor's Academy, Byfield · 3:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with:
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
Bizet: Adagietto from L'Arlesienne
Debussy: Danses sacree at profane
Gershwin: Five Songs
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No.5
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Brahms: Selections from Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Finale
"The Apotheosis of the Dance"
Thursday, April 25, 2013· Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013· The Governor's Academy, Byfield · 3:00 pm
Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op. 64, Robyn Bollinger, violin
Robyn Bollinger's website may be viewed at Robyn Bollinger
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92
PARKING in Marblehead for all concerts is available through the courtesy of:
Marblehead Bank, 21 Atlantic Avenue
National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant Street
Masonic Lodge, 62 Pleasant Street
Bank of America, 66 Pleasant Street