The NBSO Klezmer Band Ensemble performed a free mini-concert for the visitors at the New Britain Museum of American Art on June 8, 2014. “Klezmer” is a musical tradition of Eastern European Jews, consisting largely of lively dance tunes and folk songs for weddings and other celebrations.
Natalie Souza, a 2014 graduate of Berlin High School, is the winner of the 2014 New Britain Symphony Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Music Scholarship competition. The scholarship of one thousand dollars is awarded annually to a high school senior in New Britain, Berlin, or Plainville who displays outstanding musical proficiency. Ms. Souza is pictured with her […]
The NBSO’s Young People’s Concert is held annually for fifth grade students from the towns of New Britain, Plainville, and Berlin. About 1,800 students are brought from their schools by buses to Welte Hall on the campus of Central Connecticut State University to hear the hour-long concert. For the students, the Young People’s Concert gives […]
Annually, in May, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra holds auditions for the Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Scholarship of one thousand dollars ($1,000), which is awarded to a high school senior in New Britain, Berlin or Plainville who displays outstanding musical proficiency. The purpose of the scholarship award is to encourage a talented student who has been […]
Origins In 1948, several faculty members at the former Teacher’s College, now Central Connecticut State University, joined together to plan and form an orchestra in New Britain. The orchestra performed its first concert under the direction of Dr. Etzel Willhoit, President of the College. The orchestra was official organized as the New Britain Symphony Society, […]