Free Concerts

Free Concerts

Below is a listing of all upcoming free concerts. These events require no tickets, however with highly encourage that you make a donation to the New Britain Symphony Orchestra to help us continue to offer high quality performances.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
Berlin Peck Memorial Library

The world tradition and history of the Polka will be performed and explained in this rousing performance that is sure to tempt you to get up and dance.

Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:30 PM
Plainville Public Library

Throw on your tie-dyes and sunglasses and enjoy learning about and listening to the timeless music of the Beatles.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 – 3:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Britain

Sound has color and you will feel and hear the season’s full spectrum produced by the merging sounds of brass and organ.  Take a little time to rekindle your inner glow as you  start the holiday

Tuesday, February l3, 2018 ♥️
Trinity on Main, New Britain

Jazz is the sound and spirit of America.  Bring  someone special and listen to “made in America” music of the heart.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 3:00 PM
New Britain Museum of America Art

The joy, laughing and weeping of a people can be heard in the exhilarating sound of Klezmer music.  Don’t miss this chance to learn about and sample the buoyancy of the human spirit.

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 –  6:30 PM
Berlin Peck Memorial Library

You will learn how  the instrument started in the Caribbean and is now enjoyed all over the world.   Join  a celebration of the infectious sounds of the Steel Drum Ensemble.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 – 6:30 PM
New Britain Public Library

The Beatles sampled and explored the music styles of their generation .  Come and enjoy the special arrangements of classic Beatles music for Brass Quintet.


  • April 4, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For the past 17 years, the Symphony’s free Young Peoples’ Concert has been performed for all fifth grade students from New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and other surrounding towns in Welte Hall, Central Connecticut State University. This season’s l8th YPC, to be performed on April 8, 2015, will bring the total of young people reached through […]

  • April 23, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come and enjoy a musical sampling of Caribbean pan music. This music is from the heart and soul of the islands, and its rhythms will their way to your feet. Come and listen, if you dare. Lee Caron – Trap Set Kevin Huhn – Bass Christopher Swist – Steel Drums James Walker – Steel Drums