Brookline Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Concert Season

The Brookline Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Altenbach are proud to announce their 2018–2019 season, filled with programming that contains audience favorites alongside new works and hidden treasures. Brookline Symphony’s ninth season boasts a number of female composers, including Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, the New York Philharmonic's Kravis Emerging Composer in 2015. Also featured is 2018 Concerto Competition winner Andrew Heath, who will perform Henri Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto.

The season opens on October 27 with works by Anna Clyne and Henri Tomasi, and showcases Johannes Brahms’ fourth and final Symphony. December 15 brings a Nordic program of Carl Nielsen and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, as well as Jean Sibelius’ popular Symphony No. 5. The new year opens on March 16 with American repertoire that includes two pieces by Samuel Barber, Florence Price’s Mississippi Suite, and Grace Williams’ Fairest of Stars for soprano and orchestra. The season will conclude on June 1 with a bohemian-infused program with Zdenek Fibich’s Vesna, and Gustav Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 1.