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WSO draws music lovers to library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Children and caregivers filed into the Needham Free Library’s Community Room to enjoy a classical music concert on March 3. Four strings players from the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) sat with their instruments at the front of the room, practicing before being introduced by WSO President Leslie Holmes, who...
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Deval Patrick joining WSO for performance

Former Governor Deval Patrick will join the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) on Sunday, February 11, for an all-American program celebrating President’s Day and Black History Month. He will narrate Aaron Copland’s stirring "Lincoln Portrait," commissioned by Andre Kastelanetz during the difficult early days of Wold War II. Also on the program are Gershwin’s "An American...
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Wellesley Symphony to perform Russian music

Rimsky-Korsakov’s immortal “Scheherazade” and Tchaikovsky’s glorious “Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra,” with Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young, headline the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s program on Sunday, November 19. Celebrating the Wonderful World of Wellesley and led by Maestro Max Hobart, the 3 p.m. concert is preceded at 2:15 by a talk by Leslie Holmes. The...
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Wellesley Orchestra welcomes new listeners

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Unfortunately, in today’s world, classical music has become somewhat of a forgotten genre. Audiences at the Boston Symphony Orchestra have high average ages, and many children grow up not knowing much about classical music other than what they hear in television commercials or through pre-loaded ringtones. The Wellesley Symphony...
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Wellesley Symphony opens season with Beethoven

By Abigail Davidson Hometown Weekly Correspondent Most area residents have no doubt heard at least a sampling of Beethoven pieces in their lives. However, the opportunity is rare to locally savor an entire concert of his music as performed by a complete orchestra.  The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will kick off its 2016-2017 season on Sunday, October 16th...
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Wellesley Symphony Season Finale

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By Abigail Davidson Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Sunday, May 1, area residents will have the opportunity to experience the magic of a live performance when the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert of the 2015-2016 season. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Massachusetts Bay Community College, which is located at 50...
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