NewPhil Orchestra
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Archival Programs


CLASSICS I: Latin and Slavic Colors

Danzon No. 2 — Arturo Marquez

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 — Antonin Dvorak

Guitar Concerto — Heitor Villa-Lobos

Zaira Meneses, guitar

Estancia — Alberto Ginastera

CLASSICS II: The French American Connection

D’un soir triste — Lili Boulanger

Juliette’s Waltz — Charles Gounod
Solovyiny Romans — Anatoliy Kos-Anatolsky
Glitter and be Gay — Leonard Berstein

Olga Lisovskaya, soprano

Symphony in D minor — César Franck

CLASSICS III: May There Be Peace

Mother and Child — William Grant Still

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 — Felix Mendelssohn

Julian Lee, violin

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky



Adagio for Strings — Samuel Barber

Symphony No. 103, Drum Roll — Joseph Haydn

Schindler’s List — John Williams

Tango — John Williams

Ladies in Lavender — Nigel Hess

Carmen Fantasy — Pablo de Sarasate

CLASSICS II: (cancelled due to COVID-19)

Serenade — William Grant Still

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 — Prokofiev
Tatiana Dimitriades, violin

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 – Felix Mendelssohn

CLASSICS III: (cancelled due to COVID-19)

Sinfonia Concertante, K. 279b — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Amanda Hardy, oboe
Michael Wayne, clarinet
Richard Ranti, bassoon
Jason Snider, horn

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 — Johannes Brahms

Classics IV: (cancelled due to COVID-19)

La Alborada de la Esperanza — Jose Elizondo
Danza Latinoamericanas
Estampas Mexicanas

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


(Reduced programming due to COVID-19)

CLASSICS I: New Phil Reawakened
CLASSICS II: (cancelled due to COVID-19)
CLASSICS III: Sights, Sounds, & Ukrainian Reflection
Ukrainian National Anthem
Nocturne Yakymenko
Olga Lisovskaya, soprano


While our 2019-2020 season was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19, the following represents the 25th Anniversary season that we had planned and rehearsed. We are disappointed that we weren’t able to perform our Classics II & III programs, but we are grateful for the wonderful Classics I concerts we performed, and looking forward to future seasons of music making.
CLASSICS I: From Gustav, With Love
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bruce Falby, Flute
Symphony No. 5 Suite Gustav Mahler
CLASSICS II: St. Petersburg Virtuosos (cancelled due to COVID-19)
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto No. 1 Sergei Prokofiev
Tatiana Dimitriades, violin
Symphony No. 4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CLASSICS III: Music For All (cancelled due to COVID-19)
World premiere, a New Phil anniversary commission Tom Vignieri
Symphony No. 9 Ludwig van Beethoven
Rachele Schmiege, soprano
Britt Brown, mezzo soprano
Omar Najmi, tenor
Ryne Cherry, baritone
Metropolitan Chorale, Lisa Graham, Music Director


CLASSICS I: Masters and their Masterpieces
Leonore Overture No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Concerto No. 1 Dimitri Shostakovich
Lev Mayuma, Cello
Der Rosenkavalier Suite Richard Strauss
CLASSICS II: An Evening of Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 Johannes Brahms
Michael Lewin, Piano
Symphony No. 4 Johannes Brahms
CLASSICS III: American Fête
Divertimento for Orchestra Leonard Bernstein
Sonnets: I, IV George Tsontakis
Robert Sheena, English Horn
Spaghetti Western Michael Daugherty
Robert Sheena, English Horn
Symphony No. 9: “From the New World” Antonin Dvorak


CLASSICS I: Soul and Redemption
Rainbow Body Christopher Theofanidis
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 37 Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Owen Young, Cello
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 Dimitri Shostakovich
CLASSICS II: The French Russian Connection
Mother Goose Suite Claude Debussy
Snow Maiden Aria
Marfa’s Aria from the Tsar’s Bride
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Chanson Georgienne Sergei Rachmaninoff
Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
L’apres midi d’un Faun Maurice Ravel
Firebird Igor Stravinsky
CLASSICS III: All Beethoven
Consecration of the House Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for violin and orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven
Irina Muresanu, violin
Symphony No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven
Jorge Soto, guest conductor


CLASSICS I: Gustav Mahler, Song and Symphony
Songs of a Wayfarer Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Gustav Mahler
Joanna Porackova, Soprano
Symphony No. 1 Gustav Mahler
CLASSICS II: Tubin and Tchaikovsky
An American Hymn Tom Vignieri
Double Bass Concerto Eduard Tubin
Edwin Barker, Double Bass
Symphony No. 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CLASSICS III: Brahms and Elgar
Pavane for a Dead Princess Maurice Ravel
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 Johannes Brahms
Alexander Velinzon, Violin
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 Edward Elgar


CLASSICS I: 21st Season Spectacular!
Cantus (in Memory of Benjamin Britten) Arvo Pärt
Concerto for Violin, Op. 53 Antonin Dvorák
Haldan Martinson, violin
Symphony No. 2 Jean Sibelius
CLASSICS II: Inspired by Shakespeare
Overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Otto Nicolai
Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17 Hector Berlioz
Hamlet: Film Suite, Op. 116 Dimitri Shostakovich
Tina Packer, Gertrude
Jason Asprey, Hamlet
Nigel Gore, Claudius
Sarah Bowles, Ophelia
CLASSICS III: Blockbuster Beethoven
Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 in F Major “Pastoral” Ludwig van Beethoven
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 112 Ludwig van Beethoven
Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven
Jonathan Bass, piano
New World Chorale


CLASSICS I: Festive & Fantastique
Festive Overture Dimitri Shostakovich
Shiloh – A Requiem (world premiere) John Tarrh
Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz
CLASSICS II: Local & Imported: Lenny & Johannes
Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety” Leonard Bernstein
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Symphony No. 2 Johannes Brahms
CLASSICS III: Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!
Variations on “America” Charles Ives
Cello Concerto No. 1 Kabalevsky
Sophie Applbaum, cello
Organ Symphony Camille Saint-Saëns
John Finney, organ


CLASSICS I: Budapest to Vienna
Dances of Galanta Zoltán Kodaly
Piano Concerto No. 3 Béla Bartok
Jonathan Bass, piano
Serenade No. 1 Johannes Brahms
CLASSICS II: Tragedy & Triumph
Romeo & Juliet Overture Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Francesca di Rimini Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Adrian Anantawan, violin
Concerto Competition Winners
Symphony No. 8 Antonin Dvorak


CLASSICS I: Duo of Threes
Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish” Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto No. 3 Sergei Rachmaninoff
Abel Sanchez Aguilera, piano, 1st prize winner, 2011 Boston International Piano Competition
CLASSICS II: Memories of Italy
The Birds Ottorino Respighi
Concerto Gregoriano Ottorino Respighi
James Buswell, violin
Pines of Rome Ottorino Respighi
CLASSICS III: Now and Then
Quintessence (world premiere) Erika Foin
Symphony No. 5 Gustav Mahler


CLASSICS I: Land of the Free, Music of America
Divertimento for Full Orchestra Leonard Bernstein
Piano Concerto No. 2 Edward MacDowell
Frederick Moyer, piano
Symphony No. 9 Antonin Dvorak
CLASSICS II: Of Youth and Music
Symphony No. 1 (world premiere) Anna Larsen
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Robert Schumann
Aaron Wolff, cello
Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CLASSICS III: The Beauty of Brahms
Nanie, Op 82

Setting of Friedrich von Schiller’s “Nanie” (“Dirge”)

Song of Destiny, Op. 54

Setting of Friedrich Holderlin’s “Schicksalslied”

Johannes Brahms
In collaboration with the New World Chorale
Holly MacEwen Krafka, Artistic Director
Symphony No. 1 Johannes Brahms


CLASSICS I: Poland, Paris, and Russia
Excerpts from Les Sylphides Fredrick Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1 Fredrick Chopin
Vincent Schmithorst, piano
Symphony No. 9 Dimitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major Boyce
Symphony No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven
Double Concerto for

Violin and Cello

Johannes Brahms
Haldan Martinson, violin;
Sato Knudsen, cello
CLASSICS III: Reflect and Rejoice
Symphony No. 5

IV. Adagietto

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 Gustav Mahler
Sara Heaton, soprano


CLASSICS I: Russian/American Connection
Blue Cathedral Jennifer Higdon
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ben Pasternack, piano
Scheherazade Rimsky-Korsakov
CLASSICS II: Brahms/Vienna Connection
Concerto for Violin No. 2 in D minor, Movement I Wieniawski
Francesca Bass, violin
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Movement I Antonin Dvorák
Lev Mamuya, cello
Symphony No. 4 Johannes Brahms
CLASSICS III: Spanish/French Connection
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra Joaquin Rodrigo
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Danzas Fantásticas, Op.22 Joaquin Turina
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 Maurice Ravel


CLASSICS I: Scotch Plaid
Scottish Fantasy Max Bruch
Peter Zazofsky, violin
Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” Felix Mendelssohn
CLASSICS II: Tragedy and Triumph
Ford’s Theater:

A Few Glimpses of Easter Week 1865

Ernst Bacon
Piano Concerto No. 1 Sergei Prokofiev
Jonathan Bass, piano
Symphony No. 5 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CLASSICS III: Austrian Artisans
Symphony No. 94, “Surprise” Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 1 Gustav Mahler


CLASSICS I: Solo Brilliance
St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra Gustav Holst
Oboe Concerto in c minor Alessandro Marcello
Keisuke Wakao, oboe
Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra Eduard Tubin
Edwin Barker, double bass
Symphony No.6 in D Major, Op. 60 Antonin Dvorak
CLASSICS II: For Love of Mankind
Suite from “Lt. Kije” Sergei Prokofiev
Songs of a Wayfarer Gustav Mahler
Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 Johannes Brahms


CLASSICS I: Fact and Fantasy
Tragic Overture Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467

“Elvira Madigan”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mia Chung, piano
Symphony Fantastique, Op. 14 Hector Berlioz
CLASSICS II: Nordic Sketches
Suite from “Peer Gynt” Edvard Grieg
Jay O’Callahan, narrator
Violin concerto, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius
Haldan Martinson, violin
CLASSICS III: From the Country to the Sea Community Convergence Concert
Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72c Ludwig van Beethoven
Al Leisinger, guest conductor
Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, “Pastorale” Ludwig van Beethoven
Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a Benjamin Britten
April 28 featuring the Medfield High School Orchestra
April 29 featuring the Newton All-City Treble Chorus, Charlotte Brumit, Director


Selections from Old American Songs Aaron Copland
Newton All-City Chorus
Charlotte Brumit, Director
Made in America Joan Tower
Symphony No. 4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Overture to The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Images, Interactions, Incantations Kechley
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven
Everything Changes Foin
Symphony No. 2 Gustav Mahler
Jayne West, soprano
Marion Dry, mezzo-soprano Newton Choral Society,
David Carrier, conductor Heritage Chorale, John Finney, conductor


CLASSICS I: Dvorak Meets America
Carnival Overture Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Carmen Fantasy Franz Waxman
Music From the Golden Age of Cinema
Matt Haimovitz, Cello
CLASSICS II: Celebrate the Stage
Fingal’s Cave Overture Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 Johannes Brahms
Hamlet: Film Suite (1964) Dimitri Shostakovich
Dramatic Readings by Annette Miller, Daniel Gidron and Barry Abramowitz
CLASSICS III: Celebrate Creativity
Overture to the Bartered Bride Bedrich Smetana
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
Adam Birnbaum, Piano
Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky/Ravel


Classics I: JFK Memorial Concert
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Johannes Brahms
A German Requiem Johannes Brahms
Jane Shivick, soprano; Donald Wilkinson, baritone; Heritage Chorale, John Finney, Director

Classics II
Variations on a Nursery School Song Dohnanyi
Jonathan Bass, piano
Symphony No. 5 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Classics III
Enigma Variations Edward Elgar
Symphony No. 5 Dimitri Shostakovich


Classics I
Knoxville, Summer of 1915 Samuel Barber
Sharon Baker, soprano
Symphony No. 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Classics II
Dream Journeys DiDomenica
Serenade Leonard Bernstein
Emmanuel Borok, violin
Classics III
Symphony No. 5 Gustav Mahler


Classics I: A Russian Tapestry
“Autumn” from The Seasons Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for Double Bass Serge Koussevitsky
Edwin Barker, double bass
Symphony No. 2 Sergei Rachmaninoff
Classics II: Brass & Beethoven
Fanfares for Brass & Percussion Paul Dukas
Joan Tower
Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 9 Ludwig van Beethoven
Boston College Chorale, John Finney, Director
Classics III: Flute Francais
Jeux d’Enfants Georges Bizet
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra Jacques Ibert
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Symphony No. 6 Antonin Dvorak


Classics I: The French—Russian Connection
Ma Mere L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G Major Maurice Ravel
Lori Sims, piano
The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky/Rudolf
Classics II: Beethoven in Threes
Overture to “Creatures of Prometheus” Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello Ludwig van Beethoven
Jonathan Bass, piano; Tatiana Dimitriades, violin;
Sato Knudsen, cello
Symphony No. 3, “The Eroica” Ludwig van Beethoven
Classics III: Season Finale!
Alla Marcia from Karelia Suite Jean Sibelius
Piano Concerto No. 2 Johannes Brahms
David Deveau, piano


Classics I: New and Not So
Symphony No. 2 S. Albert
Piano Concerto No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven
David Deveau, piano
An American in Paris George Gershwin
Classics II: Khach as Khach Khan
Flute Concerto Aram Khachaturian
Jacques Zoon, flute
Symphony No. 3 Robert Schumann
Classics III: Van Ness & Verdi
Work for Chorus & Brass (World Premiere!) P. Van Ness
Requiem Verdi
Ellen Chickering, soprano; Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
Ray Bauwens, tenor; Robert Honeysucker, baritone


Classics I: Horns-a-Plenty
Sorcerer’s Apprentice Paul Dukas
Horn Concerto No. 1 Richard Strauss
Daniel Katzen, french horn
Symphony No. 8 Antonin Dvorak
Classics II: Presenting Si-Jing!
Le Corsair Overture, Op. 21 Hector Berlioz
Violin Concerto, Op. 82 Glazunov
Si-Jing Huang, violin
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 Johannes Brahms
Classics III: From Russia with Love
Russian Easter Overture Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Piano Concerto No. 3 Sergei Prokoviev
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky


Classics I: Things that go Bump in the Night
Burleske for Piano and Orchestra Richard Strauss
Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra Franz Liszt
Jonathan Bass, piano
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 Hector Berlioz
Classics II: Vive la France
“Phedre” Overture Massenet
Le Tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel
Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Op. 78 Camile Saints-Saens
James David Christie, organ
Classics III: Younger than Springtime
Symphony No. 6 in F, K. 43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Appalacian Spring Suite Aaron Copland
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26 Bruch
Stefan Jackiw, violin


Classics I: Music for the Imagination
Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto Philip Glass
Emanuel Borok, violin
Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faune Claude Debussy
Firebird Suite (1919) Igor Stravinksy
Classics II: Out of Darkness
Tragic Overture Johannes Brahms
Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra Schulhoff
Hawthorne String Quartet
Ronan Lefkowitz, violin; Si-Jung Huang,
violin; Mark Ludwig, viola; Sato Knudsen, cello
Classics III: Music From the Master
Coriolanus Overture Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven
Janice Weber, piano
Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 Luwig van Beethoven

1995-1996 – Inaugural Season

Classics I
Ruy Blas Overture Felix Mendelssohn
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff
Benjamin Pasternak, piano
Symphony No. 6 Antonin Dvorak
Classics II
Concerto for Flute and Harp Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute; Ann Hobson Pilot, harp
Symphony No. 1 Johannes Brahms
Classics III
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tamara Smirnova, violin
Symphony No. 4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky