Beatles String Quartet 3/29

Part of our FREE CONCERT series, the songs of the Beatles are considered to be music reflecting the desires of a generation that continues to inspire. This performance of Beatles music will be performed in special arrangements for string quartet by the NBSO’s own Fab Four: Meredith Bryant – Violin Carolyn Engle – Cello Amy […]

Piano Four Hands Postponed to 2/19

Piano Four Hands  Concert Postponed Due to inclement weather, Piano Four Hands, part of the ongoing New Britain Symphony mini-series of free concerts, has been rescheduled to 3 pm  Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Trinity on Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain, CT. A reception to meet pianists Lan-Ya Huang and Floyd Higgins will follow […]

On the Radio: NBSO Conductor & Local Composer Discuss World Premiere of “Are There Still Bells” with Phil Mikan

Albert Hurwit, composer, retired physician, and native of Hartford with roots planted in New Britain, will be center stage on November 20, 2016, at the opening concert of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 concert season, 3 pm, Welte Hall, CCSU. During its concert titled ” . . . To Freedom”, the orchestra, under the […]

Mark Your Calendars with NSBO Mini-Concert Series 2016-17

In addition to its main stage shows, the New Britain Symphony will be offering a free mini-concert series that showcases orchestra musicians in smaller, more intimate settings. Seven ensembles will be presented in small venues such as libraries, churches, and museums in New Britain, Berlin, and Plainville. At these concerts, the musicians perform and engage […]

NBSO 2016-2017 Season Announced

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016-2017 concert season. This year’s programming includes two main stage full symphonic concerts as well as a series of seven “mini-concert” ensemble performances. The season will formally open on Sunday, November 20th, in Central Connecticut State University’s Welte Hall at 3 p.m., with the first of two […]

New Britain Symphony Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Martha Moses (left) and Elizabeth Elia congratulate scholarship winners Alec Rich and Danielle St. Amand following their performances at the New Britain Symphony Orchestra board's annual meeting.

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Music Scholarship award is Alec Rich of Berlin. Mr. Rich is a recent graduate of Berlin High School and has played tuba in the school marching band, concert band, and jazz ensemble. He was selected […]

NBSO Presents Singing Strings Featuring Daniel Salazar

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will be wrapping up its 2015-2016 Concert Season on May 1st with the spring concert Singing Strings, a full symphonic production featuring guitarist Daniel Salazar. NBSO Conductor and Music Director Ertan Seyyar Sener has put together an outstanding program to highlight the sounds of the classical guitar in a symphonic […]

NBSO Premieres Work by Connecticut Native

Xavier Blackwell-Lipkind, a ninth-grader at West Hartford’s Conard High School, was recognized by the audience following the premiere of his composition, French Coast by Moonlight. The program for the 2016 Young People’s Concert included the premiere of this work. Currently a set drummer and vibraphonist in the Jazz Ensemble at Conard High and a percussionist […]

Calling High School Seniors!! Scholarship Opportunity

We are now accepting applications for this year’s 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 has been accepted by an institution of higher learning with a major in music. More information and the application form can be found […]

NBSO’s Brass & Organ Opens Holiday Season December 6

The New Britain Symphony has announced its sixth annual Brass and Organ Concert to open the holiday season. The festive concert will be performed Sunday, December 6,  3 p. m.at St. Mark’s Church, 147 West Main Street, New Britain. The concert, an offering in the NBSO’s Mini-Concert series, is free and open to the public. […]

“About Space” Concert Announcement

In collaboration with CCSU’s Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present an exciting concert, About Space, to open its 2015-2016 season. Maestro Ertan Seyyar Sener has developed an ambitious program for the November 8th event that is sure to please audience members of all ages. This concert will be […]

New Britain Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2016 Concert Season

Icarus At the Edge of Time

An extensive and ambitious 2015-2016 concert season has been announced by the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, according to Sylvia O’Reilly, President. The season will officially open on Sunday, November 8th, in CCSU’s Welte Hall at 3:00 p.m., with a spectacular concert featuring works “About Space”. This concert is being presented in collaboration with CCSU’s Copernicus […]