The Brookline Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Altenbach are excited to announce their 2023–2024 season, that includes a collaboration with the Metropolitan Chorale and the organization’s first Pops Concert.
The repertoire this season includes symphonies by Brahms and Dvořák, as well as shorter works by Ravel, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist Lanzilotti. Additionally, Prokofiev concertos will be played by both 2023 Concerto Competition winners Sam Wiseman (piano) and David Bernat (violin).
The Brookline Symphony Orchestra opens the season on October 21, 2023 with Leilehua Lanzilotti’s colorful koʻu inoa, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with David Bernat, and Johannes Brahms’s triumphant Symphony No. 2. The winter concert on December 16 showcases mezzo-soprano Grace Heldridge singing Maurice Ravel’s Shéhérazade. Also on the program are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s exuberant tone poem The Tempest, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Sam Wiseman.
The season continues in 2024 on March 9 and 10, featuring a collaboration between the Brookline Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Chorale with Music Director Lisa Graham. Together the ensembles will perform Benjamin Britten’s dramatic Company of Heaven and Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42.
The spring concert on May 18, 2023 consists of Antonín Dvořák’s expressive Symphony No. 6, as well as Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra. To conclude the season, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra will perform its inaugural Pops Concert on June 16, 2023.
All concerts take place at All Saints Parish (1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445). Tickets are $20-25 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students, and free for children 12 and under.
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About Brookline Symphony Orchestra
Created in the 1950s, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra thrived for many years, but went on hiatus in 2001. In 2010, a group of friends dedicated to bringing classical music to the community revived the organization to make it an integral part of the Brookline community and beyond. We seek to present concerts of the highest quality. Our orchestra members are talented musicians — amateur, student, and professional — who volunteer their time to create an organization of which Brookline can be proud.