Greetings from Donald Palma, Music Director and Conductor
On behalf of our orchestra, I want to welcome you to our exciting 33nd season. Whether you are joining us for the very first time or are a long-time patron of the Symphony by the Sea, your participation as audience members, volunteers or contributors is, now more than ever, essential to the continuation of our programs and will help insure many more years of providing fine programs of classical masterpieces to the communities on the North Shore.
Our season opener will feature rising young stars from the operatic world and the youthful Endicott Chorus who together with our wonderful orchestra will present a selection of beautiful and popular arias and duets and choruses from the most beloved Italian, German and Viennese operas. Please join us as well for our February concerts featuring heartrending plus exhilarating edge-of-your-seat music inspired by the religious and folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Our grand finale will introduce you to Belgian guitar virtuoso Jerome Mouffet who will be featured in the ever- popular Rodrigo Guitar Concerto, which will be framed by glorious symphonies of Mozart and Salieri.We are very excited to be adding concerts in Newburyport this season at the conveniently located Firehouse Theater and we hope you will take advantage of this new venue as well as of our Marblehead and Byfield locations. As always I look forward to meeting and visiting with all of you at our events and thank you in advance for helping us make my fifth season and Symphony by the Sea’s 33rd a rousing success.
Music Director and Conductor
"Rejoice: an Opera Gala"
Thursday, October 24, 2013 · Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013 · The Governor's Academy, Byfield · 3:00 pm
Selected arias and choruses
An evening of operatic favorites with music by Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, and Verdi, performed by soloists from the Metropolitan Opera community and the Endicott Singers of Endicott College.
"Commemorate: Religious and Folk Traditions in the Concert Hall"
Thursday, February 27, 2014 · Abbot Hall, Marblehead · 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 2, 2014 · The Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts, Newburyport; 3:00 pm
Featured Soloist: Donald Palma, double bass
Max Bruch: Kol Nidre
John Williams: Three pieces from Schindler's List
Ernst Bloch: From Jewish Life
Klezmer selections with the Klezmer Trio
"Feast: On the music of Mozart and more"