February 25, 2024

Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Winter Concert


January 25, 2024
Join the Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, Rhode Island’s premier community orchestra, as it presents its winter concert, Courage & Triumph, on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 pm in the auditorium of East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI.

The concert begins with a rousing performance of composer Scott Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha Overture’. Though most known for his ragtime compositions, ‘Treemonisha’ showcases Joplin’s brilliance across many musical styles. The first complete performance of the opera was in 1976 and Joplin, posthumously, received the ‘Pulitzer Prize for music in 1976 for his opera.

NaBSCO, with music director Kristo Kondakçi and guest violinist, Sophia Szokolay, will then perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. This concerto is one of the most prominent and well-loved concertos in the violin repertoire. Ms. Szokolay has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Although she hails from Canada, Ms. Szokolay is based in Boston where she has a busy schedule playing chamber and orchestra music as well as being her mentor, Donald Weilerstein’s teaching assistant.

The closing work is the epic Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, by German composer Johannes Brahms. It is the last of his four symphonies. Since its premiere in 1885, it has been considered one of the greatest symphonies in classical music, drawing frequent comparisons to Beethoven’s work. Even though the symphony begins in E minor, modulating to E major, and then C major, it ultimately ends back in E minor, making it the only one of Brahms’ symphonies that ends in a minor key.

Admission is ‘Pay what you think is fair.’ Please help to support the RI Community Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food item.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit NaBSCO’s website, www.nabsco.org,  team@nabsco.org,  or call 401-274-4578.


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