Meet the Soloist!

15 year old violinist Keila Wakao was recently awarded the 1st prize and the Junior Composer Award for her performance of Mason Bates’ Bound Away’ in the Menuhin International Violin Competition in Richmond, VA.

She was also the 1st prize winner of the Stulburg International String Competition and was awarded the Bach prize in 2021.

New Phil Reawakens!

New Phil’s October 30th & 31st concert is now at the Newton North High School Auditorium!  Buy tickets now for this fabulous program featuring Newton’s own virtuoso violinist Keila Wakao.

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Other fun New Phil news!

Last week New Phil’s Principal Conductor, Jorge Soto was working at Symphony Hall in Boston! Here’s a quote from Jorge’s Facebook page and a fun picture with virtuoso violin soloist, Anne-Sophie Mutter (left).

“It was wonderful to be the assistant conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first subscription concert (21/22 season). It was amazing to chat with the incredible Anne-Sophie Mutter. But it was really special to see the audience stand up as the musicians were coming in on stage (I got goosebumps).”

New Phil going forward!

New Philharmonia is committed to a future of “Music for All,” providing great concerts for the region – classical, family and pops!  As with all performing arts organizations, the timing of our precise trajectory remains uncertain and subject to change.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are approaching our 2021-2022 season – and the changes and opportunities it brings – with hope. As we begin our 27th season, complete with four exciting Classics programs, we will be following strict COVID safety guidelines, in keeping with the Mayor’s orders. The safety of our players and audience is of the utmost importance as the pandemic continues, so we ask you to carefully read our safety protocol before attending our performances.


Music for All – as noted in the Boston Globe in 1998 – the orchestra’s mission is to bring great music to the suburbs,
and to make it not only for the people but of the people and by the people.
The orchestra advances its mission by presenting programs of diverse repertoire of classical and light classical music for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages and experiences from a variety of urban and suburban communities. At the same time the orchestra strives to provide its non-professional players the opportunity to achieve a high level of ensemble performance not otherwise available.