The MassBay Cultural Alliance provides educational opportunities for our students and enhances the cultural richness of our community. We encourage you to support our Cultural Alliance by attending the scheduled events. MassBay students, faculty, and staff enjoy free admission to all events. Enjoy the new season!
For upcoming events, see: MassBay Events Calendar
LOCAL ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE FINE ART TO MASSBAY
WELLESLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) presents its 65th season of entertaining programs for enthusiastic audiences. The WSO has been the Orchestra-in-Residence at MassBay Community College since 1984. 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.
Check their website for this season’s Concert Schedule and ticket prices. Each concert takes place at 3 p.m. in the John McKenzie Auditorium on the Wellesley Hills campus, and most feature a pre-concert talk at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are free to all MassBay staff, faculty, and students.
Inside Wellesley — The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 65th Season
Artist Howie Green Donates Painting of Wellesley Symphony
The artist Howie Green donated his painting, Wellesley Symphony in Rehearsal, to MassBay Community College.
The painting was inspired by a 2014 photograph by Mickey Goldin who has photographed the Orchestra for over ten years. The painting is acrylic and mixed media on canvas. The Wellesley Symphony is Orchestra-in-Residence at MassBay.
In the past decade Howie has been involved in an ongoing series of public art projects which offer him the opportunity to bring his art to the general public. He has received over 45 awards and been featured in over 50 gallery shows and public art projects including a mural on the front of Boston City Hall, Cow Parade Boston and a series of murals for the Boston Red Sox Foundation. He is also the author of two books including Jazz Fish Zen (Charles Tuttle Publishing).
His work can be seen at howiegreen.com.
THE ART CONNECTION
In the fall of 2013, MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus was enlivened by a generous donation of 25 original pieces of art from 21 artists through The Art Connection, a Boston-based non-profit organization that facilitates the acquisition of art to local service agencies that many not otherwise have the ability to experience the transformative possibilities of art. This donation, valued at $100,000, was bestowed on MassBay in honor of Krystle Campbell, a member of the MassBay Class of 2005 who lost her life in the Marathon Bombings in April 2013. View the donated artwork here.