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History

Founded in 2007 as the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (NVPO), we performed our first two seasons at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA. In 2009, we began presenting concerts at schools in the Neponset Valley including King Philip Regional High School (Wrentham) and Canton High School, where we continue to perform today. Additionally, our musicians create and present educational programs in local schools throughout the area. In early 2012, we changed our name from the NVPO to Symphony Nova, and expanded our vision to become a training program for aspiring young professional musicians. As of today, we have a central office at Old South Church in Copley Square and perform concerts throughout the greater Boston area and in the Neponset Valley. Our musicians are graduates of highly-acclaimed music schools around the world. Symphony Nova has an active Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and staff with a Music Director and Conductor, Assistant Conductor, General Manager, Operations Manager, Personnel Manager, and Librarian.

 

Programming History

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November 2013 - "String Fling"

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Serenade for Strings
Bach, Johann Sebastian: Double Violin Concerto in d minor
        Julia Hunter and Angel Valchinov, violins
Golijov, Osvaldo: Last Round
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Divertimento, K. 136
Holst, Gustav: St. Paul's Suite

September 2012 - "Soloist, Soloist"

Dvořák, Antonín: Carnival Overture
Elgar, Edward: Dream Children
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33
        Sarina Zhang, cello
Mendelssohn, Felix: Capriccio Brilliant for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 22
        Sarina Zhang, piano
Elgar, Edward: Enigma Variations

March 2011: "Russian Favorites"

Arnold, Malcolm: Tam O’Shanter Overture, Op. 51
Glière, Reinhold: Harp Concerto, Op. 74
        Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp
Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

February 2011: "Pops in Love"

Rossini, Gioachino: William Tell Overture
Sarasate, Pablo de: Carmen Fantasy on Themes of Bizet, Op. 25
            Mitsuru Yonezaki, violin
Anderson, Leroy: Trumpeter's Lullaby
Anderson, Leroy: The Pennywhistle Song
Anderson, Leroy: Fiddle-Faddle
Flaherty, Stephen: Selections from Ragtime
Copland, Aaron: "Hoe-down" from Rodeo
Custer, Calvin (arr.): Themes from 007
Porter, Cole (arr. Dragon): Begin the Beguine
Bernstein, Leonard (arr. Mason): West Side Story Selections
Sousa, John Philip: The Washington Post

 

November 2010: "String Fling"

Grieg, Edvard: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Barber, Samuel: Canzonetta for Oboe & Strings, Op. 48 Posthumous
            Grace Shryock, oboe
Mozart, Wolfgang: Divertimento in D major, K. 136
Gebuhr, Ann: Prelude, In Memoriam Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Holst, Gustav: St. Paul's Suite

October 2010: "Great Masterworks"

Sebelius, Jean: Finlandia, Op. 26
Sebelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
        Stephanie Collins, violin
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

March 2010:

Kaska, Kevin: Fanfare for the New Millennium
Schreker, Franz: Intermezzo, Op. 8
Rodrigo, Joaquin: Concierto de Aranjuez
        Robert Belinić, guitar
Dvořák, Antonin: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World"

October 2009:

Mendelssohn, Felix: Hebrides Overture
Saint-Saëns, Camille: Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Cello
        Wendy Warner, cello
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 2 in D major

March 2009:

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Coriolan Overture
Godard, Benjamin: Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116
        Ona Jonaityte, flute
Doppler, Franz (arr. Greenbaum): Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes, Op. 25
        Ona Jonaityte, flute
        Jessi Rosinsky, flute
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

October 2008:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: The Impresario Overture, K. 486
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor
        Markus Placci, violin
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 5 in C minor