Watch Our Brass and Woodwinds Online Performances

Sep 25, 2020

When the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra 2020-2021 season premiered on September 12 with a virtual concert, COVID-19 restrictions limited the number of people allowed on stage, so we selected and performed a program with string and percussion musicians. Now, the NBSO is pleased to present season-opening performances by the orchestra’s woodwind and brass sections, who have created their own separate video projects!

The woodwind musicians got together at the beautiful Gardens at Elm Bank at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley to perform “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. NBSO musicians involved in this project include Timothy Macri, flute; Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Laura Shamu, oboe; Laura Pardee Schaefer, English horn; Nicholas Brown, clarinet; Margo McGowan, bass clarinet; Michael Mechanic, bassoon. To access the NBSO Woodwinds video project, visit the NBSO website at under Events/Online Concerts

The brass section put together a video composite of their performance of Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance. The featured NBSO musicians are Andrew Sorg, Andrew Moreschi, and Geoffrey Shamu on trumpet; Robert Marlatt, Sarah Sutherland, and Kevin Owen on horn; Robert Hoveland and James Monaghan on trombone; Jobey Wilson on tuba; Eric Huber on timpani; Evan Glickman and Dylan Barber on percussion. To access the NBSO Brass video project, visit the NBSO website at under Events/Online Concerts. 

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach thousands of students each year in local schools and through open access online. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit today!