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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]