All concerts are at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02445
. It is easily accessible by public transportation (Dean Road stop on the Cleveland Circle C Green Line). All Saints Parish is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
No online sale, tickets available at the door the night of the performance.
Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 3pm.
- George Chadwick: Hobgoblin
- Darius Milhaud: La Creation du Monde
- Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 60, last movement.
- Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
The Brookline Symphony Orchestra opens its 2013/2014 with a concert exploring musical mischief and humor. The concert opens with George Chadwick's Hobgoblin, a scherzo depicting Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream, followed by Darius Milhaud's La création du monde. This work caused a bit of an uproar at its premiere due it its use of the then fairly new, and still scandalous, American-jazz style. Joseph Haydn, the king of compositional tomfoolery, took incidental music he wrote for a play called 'Il distratto' ('The absent-minded one') to create his Symphony no. 60, and the final movement features one of the funniest moments in the symphonic literature*. To conclude the concert, the orchestra will present the dazzling Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Richard Strauss' virtuosic tone poem about a famous prankster of German folklore.
* Indeed, playing one movement from a symphony might appear to be a little mischievous, but our conductor thinks Haydn would have approved.
Sunday, December 15th, 2013, 3pm.
Children's concert in Collaboration with PALS Children Chorus.
- George Frideric Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
- Henry Purcell: Come ye sons of art
- Felix Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 8pm & Sunday, March 16th, 2014, 3pm.
A partnership with the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014, 3pm.
- Charles Ives: Circus Band
- Halsey Stevens: The Ballad of William Sycamore
- Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait
- Howard Hanson: Song of Democracy
- David Conte: Elegy for Matthew
- Lee Hoiby: Last Letter Home
- Flaherty/Ahrens: Wheels of a Dream from Ragtime
- Vítězslav Novak: In der Tatras
- Nocolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 8pm.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 8pm.
- Hector Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Merrick Nelson, viola
- Domenico Cimarosa: Overture to Il matrimonio segreto
- Alexander Mackenzie: Benedictus
- Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
- James D. Norman: Regatta
- Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, Emily Marvosh, contralto
- Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 8pm.
- Gioachino Rossini: Overture to L'italiana in Algeri
- Dmtri Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9
- Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dances
Sunday, May 20th, 2012, 8pm.
Sunday, March 4th, 2012, 8pm
- Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2
- Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No. 2
Sunday, November 6th, 2011, 8pm.
- Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants - Suite for Orchestra
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
- Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon V a 7 - Canzoni e sonate, 1615
- Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Wasps, Aristophanic suite
- Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for chamber orchestra
- Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104
Sunday, May 8th, 2011, 3:00pm.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 7:30pm.
- Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
- Antonín Dvořák: Romance in F minor
- Leoš Janáček: Lachian Dances
- Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 7:30pm.
Jean Sibelius:Andante Festivo.
Maurice Ravel:Ma Mère L'Oye.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
Carl Maria von Weber:Overture to Oberon.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.