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Vista Philharmonic Orchestra – Remarkable Origins

Saturday, March 8, 2025 —  7:30 pm
Classical in The Concert Hall

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Individual tickets will go on sale May 1 at 10am.

Thompson, Stefan – TBA (WORLD PREMIERE)
Bartok, Bela – Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Dvorak, Antonin – Cello Concerto

Special guest:
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Our March program celebrates the global travels and diverse influences of some of our favorite composers, creating a rich tapestry of sound that will be meaningful for both the orchestra players and our audience. Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spent three years in America (from 1892-1895) as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City, which is where he composed his great Cello Concerto. We’ll be joined by guest cellist Nicholas Canellakis, a multifaceted artist who appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was well known in America as a pianist, teacher, and ethnomusicologist, and his Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is one of his most popular compositions. We’ll open the concert with a world premiere symphonic work from young Bahamian composer Stefan Thompson, a recent Boston Conservatory graduate, now studying for a PhD in Screen Scoring at New York University. 

Our home was built for sound, with 2 world-class stages on 110 acres, comfortable seating, unforgettable views, and ample free parking.
Enjoy on-site dining in the Woodland Room, or bar service in our spacious lobby before most shows!
Just 15 minutes from Rt 495 in beautiful Groton, MA, home to incredible dining, lodging, hiking, and history.