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The opening of our 2019-2020 main stage season will be the debut for our new Music Director and Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada, and feature guest violinst, Solomiya Ivakhiv. The concert will be a compilation of Maestro Shimada's selected pieces. The program will include:Francis Scott Keys - The Star Spangled Banner Tom Myron - Katahdin (Greatest Mountain)Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 featuring guest soloist Solomiya Ivakhiv, Violin Anton Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op.…
Netta Hadari, Conductor. Our annual event for 5th graders from five towns: New Britain, Berlin, Plainville, Newington, and Rocky Hill.
Our Spring concert will be a tribute to mothers by offering a wonderful selection of pieces dedicated to moms, featuring guest soloist Eva Virsik on Piano. Eva Virsik The program will include: Samuel Ward - America The Beautiful (arr. Carmen Dragon) Antonin Dvorak - Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr. Carmen Dragon) Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, Op. 21, with guest soloist Eva Virsik Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, o. 36
NBSO Music Annual Scholarship
Are you a local music student getting ready to go to college?
The Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Scholarship is awarded each year to a talented music major since 1979.
Applications will be open in April 2020 to graduating high school seniors from New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Newington, CT.
New Britain Symphony Young People's Concert
The Young People’s Concert on April 3, 2019, our 22nd, was another outstanding event, enjoyed by over 1,500 students.
Our 2020 Young People’s Concert will be on April 1, 2020.
Welte Hall – Central Connecticut State University
We Are Celebrating 70+ Years!
The New Britain Symphony Orchestra celebrated 70 years with our 2018-2019 season, featuring outstanding performances with three main stage concerts, three renowned guest conductors, and a host of guest performers.
With our 71st season, we welcome Toshiyuki Shimada as our Music Director and Conductor. Join us for an exciting season of classical and popular music as we celebrate our past while looking forward to our next exciting decade… and beyond!