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The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) presents its 66th season of entertaining programs for enthusiastic audiences. This season is the WSO’s 30th as Orchestra-in-Residence at MassBay Community College. Max Hobart, who has shaped its artistic direction since 1993, conducts the Symphony. Many well known names in Boston musical circles have been associated with the WSO over the years, including Arthur Fiedler, who led the orchestra in 1958 to mark its 10th anniversary. Narrators over the years have included Joan Kennedy, Liz Walker, William Bulger, Dixie Whatley, and Nora Hussey.

Each concert takes place at 3 PM in the John McKenzie Auditorium on the Wellesley Hills campus, and most feature a pre-concert talk at 2:15. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. Tickets are free to all MassBay staff, faculty, and students with ID and for groups of 6 or more tickets are $15.

October 19, 2014*
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner (1814)
LaMontaine, Hohvaness, Haydn, Grieg, Dudley Buck, Festival Overture on the National Air "The Star Spangled Banner"
Joseph Foley, trumpet    


November 23, 2014*
Beethoven, Kodaly, Brahms, Schubert, Arpegionne Sonata, Popper Hungarian Rhapsody
Zlatomir Fung, cello 

December 14, 2014
Holiday Pops
Blake - The Snowman
   Leslie Holmes, narrator
   Special guest Anya Olsen, soprano

February 8, 2015*
Vaughan Williams, Debussy, Suk, Weber, Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Vytas Baksys, piano

March 15, 2015

Family Concert
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Brian Hagar-McKee, host
Wellesley Middle School Orchestra
Mary Alice McCann, director

May 13, 2015*
Season Finale - All Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Ballet Suite excerpts, Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy, Violin Concerto
Ilana Zaks, violin 

*Pre-concert talks at 2:15pm with Leslie Holmes

Complete information can be found on the WSO website >>