NBSO Presents Rituals on January 8

Dec 15, 2021

On Saturday, January 8, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents “Rituals.” Under the direction of Music Director Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will perform works by Clarice Assad, Max Bruch, Jesse Montgomery, and Ottorino Respighi. The guest artist for this concert is violinist Vadim Gluzman.

Recognized as one of today’s top violinists, Mr. Gluzman will perform Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto, a piece that never fails to enchant listeners. Plus, in this program that evokes different places and customs, the orchestra performs Nhanderú by Clarice Assad. Her lush music depicts an old rainmaker ritual in the Amazon Basin. Jesse Montgomery’s nostalgic piece Records from a Vanishing City recalls the composer’s upbringing in New York City and the music that accompanied it. And Respighi’s Roman Festivals brings back to life the ceremonies, festivities, and wild games of Ancient Rome.

“Rituals” will take place on January 8, 7:30 pm, at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in downtown New Bedford. Please join us in the theatre at 6:30 pm for Yaniv Dinur’s pre-concert talk to learn more about the evening’s music. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10‒$65, with $5 student tickets (available at the box office only with student ID). Purchase tickets through the Z box office, 508-994-2900, or online at www.nbsymphony.org. Convenient concert parking is available in the Z garage for a $4 cash fee or on the streets surrounding the theater.

The Zeiterion requires all attendees at indoor performances and gatherings over the age of 12 to provide documentation demonstrating full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus or submit documentation of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test administered by a provider within 24 hours of the show that you are attending) along with a photo ID. Properly fitting face masks are also required for all ages. Please visit www.zeiterion.org to view current details on all Health & Safety protocols. Also, note that a stage extension will be used for this concert and covers the first 5 rows of seating.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach over 8,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org today!