NASHUA, NH – Whether you enjoy a fresh take on your favorite Beatles songs or delving into a piece of music to listen in new ways, Symphony NH’s 2018-19 season has music for everyone.
Single tickets for the Symphony NH 2018-19 season went on sale Sunday, July 1. Join us for our most innovative season yet, featuring Grammy Award-winning performers, six Music Director finalists, a season-long celebration of works by Mozart, and the introduction of the Symphony NH Presents series, with performances at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua, NH 03060 and the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street Concord, NH 03301.
Symphony NH launches the season with guest conductor and Music Director finalist Scott Parkman on Saturday, September 29 at Keefe Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at the Concord City Auditorium at 3 p.m., featuring multi-Grammy and Country Music Award-winning violinists Mark and Maggie O’Connor. The Los Angeles Times has described Mark O’Connor as “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music – any music – today.” Mark O’Connor will join Symphony NH to perform his Concerto for Fiddle and Orchestra and a duet with his wife, Maggie, Strings and Threads for Two Violins. The program also includes Mozart’s Impresario Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
The orchestra’s 95th season introduces an exciting new concert series, “Symphony NH Presents,” combining exceptional performers with your symphony, above and beyond subscription series concerts. Symphony NH Presents The Music of John Williams on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Keefe Center for Arts and Sunday, October 28 at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium with guest conductor Thomas Heuser. Hear John William’s award-winning masterpieces performed live with Symphony NH, with music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T The Extraterrestrial, and more.
Guest conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez joins Symphony NH for Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony as part of Symphony NH’s Subscription Series on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts. Hailed as an “immensely talented and versatile conductor,” Lopez-Yañez will conduct Grammy Award-winning American composer Michael Daugherty’s Strut, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola soloists, and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4.
Symphony NH continues the holiday tradition with An Irish Christmas on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Nashua and Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m. in Concord, featuring the songs, stories, and dance music of Ireland and its Celtic influences around the world, all in celebration of the holiday season. The renowned Irish band Ishna will accompany Ciaran Nagle, an Irish Tenor, and Tara Novak on violin and vocals.
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles joins Symphony NH on Saturday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour features “Penny Lane” with the live trumpet section and “Yesterday” with acoustic guitar and string quartet, all with Symphony NH.
Mozart returns on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts with Mozart and Beethoven, featuring guest conductor and Music Director finalist Roger Kalia and pianist Max Levinson. The Boston Globepraised, “the questioning, conviction, and feeling in [Levinson’s] playing invariably reminds us of the deep reasons why music is important to us, why we listen to it, why we care so much about it.” The program features Faure’s Pavane, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, Kilar’s Orawa, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Symphony NH will perform Mozart 40 & Elgar Cello Concerto on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, featuring guest conductor and Music Director finalist Stefano Sarzani and cellist Brant Taylor from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe, Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.
Symphony NH concludes our 95th season with none other than Barber’s Adagio and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, featuring guest conductor and Music Director finalist Yuga Cohler and violinist Gareth Johnson. The New York Times writes that Johnson “possesses prodigious musical gifts, like Joshua Bell or Maxim Vengerov … he dominates the stage.” The program features Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Vaughan-Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis, and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41.
Season Subscription Series tickets are $18 to $52, with subscriber discounts, discounts for seniors 62 and older, $10 student tickets and free tickets for younger audience members ages 15 and under. Symphony NH Presents and Opening Weekend tickets are $25 to $65. For concert and ticket information visit www.symphonynh.org, call (603) 595-9156, or stop by the Symphony NH office located in the Court Street Theater Building at 6 Church Street in Nashua.