Birds, nature’s born musicians, have been inspiring composers for centuries. Western Classical music, as well as music from around the world, has been affected by the tonal patterns of bird song. Come listen to music inspired by nature’s winged friends. “Music For The Birds” is an aviary journey through some of the greatest composers of Western […]
A special concert featuring a harp, flute, and voice trio will be performed Saturday, April 25, 3:00 p.m., at Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln Street, Kensington. This April 25 concert is the rescheduled performance of the one snowed out February 8. The concert, presented in the Symphony’s Mini Concert Series, is free and open to […]
The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will perform the first of its two main stage concerts of the 2014-2015 season on Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm in Welte Hall, at Central Connecticut Stage University, under the baton of Maestro Ertan Seyyar Sener. The program for the concert is a “SALUTE TO VIENNA,” presented in collaboration with […]
A multi-faceted 2014-2015 concert season has been announced by the New Britain Symphony Society, the parent organization of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra. The schedule includes two main stage full symphonic concerts, a mini-concert series of six ensemble concerts, and the annual main stage education spectacular, presented free for all fifth grade students from New […]
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.
One of the most important missions of the New Britain Symphony is provide music related education and enrichment activities for the Greater New Britain community. The NBSO’s Young People’s Concert is a unique, annual event specifically for fifth grade students from the towns of New Britain, Plainville, and Berlin and their teachers. On April 8, […]
Since 1979, 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 […]
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, […]