June 25, 2024

Jorge Soto Named Music Director

NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA NAMES JORGE SOTO MUSIC DIRECTOR Soto Has Been Principal Conductor of Newton (MA) Orchestra since 2020 (Newton, MA – June 25, 2024) The Board of Trustees of The New Philharmonia Orchestra today named Jorge Soto Music Director of the 75-member regional orchestra, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the 2024 – […]

Blog, Recent News
April 30, 2024

New Phil’s in the News

‘Feelings and Emotions’ is making headlines for this weekend’s concert. This newsworthy program has been picked up by the Newton Beacon, Broadway World and The Patch. Read the posts below to find out what they have to say about our performers such as “While Bernhard Metzger brings decades of musical experience, Hayden Ren brings a […]

Blog, Recent News
April 25, 2022

A New Phil Family Surprise: Manny Abrams Turns 98!

Manny Abrams is a founding member of the New Philharmonia and recently celebrated his 98th birthday! Some New Phil members, neighbors, family, and friends gathered to celebrate Manny’s 98th with a surprise rendition of Happy Birthday performed in his driveway last weekend. Manny gleefully thanked the party goers as he accepted his flowers and cards, […]

August 23, 2021

Update on our 2021-2022 Season

Updates on our 2021-2022 Season As the summer draws to a close, we’re looking towards our 2021-2022 season and the changes and opportunities it will bring. We are sad to announce that NPO will not be returning to our long-time home at the First Baptist Church in Newton this season due to building issues. However, this […]

July 3, 2020

NPO’s Newsletter – 5/17/2020

To commemorate what was supposed to be our final show of the season, please enjoy Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the beautiful music of Tom Vignieri. Click here to read the newsletter.

May 1, 2020

NPO’s Newsletter – 4/30/2020

New Phil is launching a brand new newsletter, to keep us connected while we practice social distancing. Our first edition contains a video message from the orchestra, a chance to hear beautiful music from the Berlin Philharmonic, and a recognition of New Phil’s doctors. Click here to view our first newsletter.

March 26, 2020

Diving into the solo repertoire

Strange and sad days indeed. And yet, this time is allowing me to explore other areas of my life that I’ve let go for a while. Books, getting the garden in shape, and diving into my library of solo horn works. I’d forgotten how much stuff I had! I’ve recently rediscovered Michael Haydn’s double horn […]

March 24, 2020

a little look back

Oh my what a difference a few weeks makes! We’re starting this blog so our players and our New Phil community can share experiences as we all WFH and contemplate what’s next. Please share your thoughts, memories, joys and sorrows! Earlier today I got an email from New Phil tuba player, Tim Ayer. For those […]