Final Concert of 2022-2023 Season this Sunday, April 30 @ 3PM

The Boston Civic Symphony Spring Appeal

Spring Appeal

The Civic’s ninety-eighth season is coming to a close on April 30. What a fabulous season it has been! Our final concert will include Dance from Othello Suite op. 79 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and the Boston premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate, featuring world-renowned pianist Bruce Brubaker.

In addition to performing fantastic music featuring fabulous soloists, this year we have been successful in extending our outreach both locally and world-wide. Our classical concerts have been live-streamed free of charge. We have also offered complimentary tickets to more community organizations as well as students throughout greater Boston.

As we look forward to our ninety-ninth season, we need your help more than ever to continue our mission. Please consider making a donation to our spring appeal.

Your charitable gift to the Civic enables us to:
$5,000 – Provide funding for our guest artists for the year
$2,500 – Support our music rentals for the season
$1,000 – Support our instrument rental fees for one concert
$500 – Help support our audio recording fees for one performance
$250 – Underwrite our paid advertising for one concert
$100 – Provide funding for our concert poster outside Jordan Hall
$50 – Cover the cost of copying parts for one performance

No donation is too small! Every contributor will have their name listed on the donor page of our April 30 concert book and be acknowledged in a Constant Contact e-mail.

For larger gifts, you may receive additional benefits, including an afternoon or evening with Music Director Francisco Noya, sponsorship of either a soloist or a piece, or an invitation to one of our post-concert receptions.

$5,000 – An afternoon or evening with Francisco Noya.  Spend a few hours with Music Director Noya, which could include cocktails, dinner, or even a game of tennis!

$1,000 – A Personal call or Zoom meeting with Francisco Noya thanking you for your
donation

$500 – Sponsorship of one of the pieces to be performed at our May 1 concert.

$250 – Special “sneak peek” video giving you details about our 98th season prior to the
public announcement

How to Contribute

Or By Check Payable to:

Boston Civic Symphony
P.O. Box 1082
Brookline, MA 02446

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday March 3rd, 2024

Sunday March 3rd, 2024

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Featured soloist – Dana Chang - Winner 2023-2024
Young Artist Concerto Competition
Wieniawski - Violin Concerto no. 2 3rd movement
Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Nielsen: Symphony Nº 4 Op. 29 "The Inextinguishable"

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Sunday May 12th, 2024

Sunday May 12th, 2024

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Florence Price - String Quartet No. 1 in G Major
Movement II - Andante Moderato (arr. by Peter Stanley Martin 2020)
Golijov - Azul
Allison Eldredge, Cello Soloist
Respighi - Pines of Rome

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Purchase Tickets

Sunday, March 3rd @ 3PM

Debussy, Nielsen, and Concerto Competition Winner

Prices: $8.00 – $40.00

Sunday, May 12 @ 3PM

99th Season Finale

Prices: $6.00 – $40.00

Saturday, June 10 @ 7PM

Sibelius, Chausson, Beethoven

Prices: $25.00

Saturday, June 17 @ 4pm

Sibelius, Beethoven

Prices: FREE

Concert Ticket Policy

The COVID policy is no longer being enforced.

Printed programs will be available.  However you will still be able to access a digital program which will be available on our website and sent to all ticket-buyers.

 

Refreshments will not be sold. 

NEC will not be offering concessions or merchandise tables this season. Please be aware we are not allowing food and beverage of any kind to enter the hall.

We ask that you purchase your tickets in advance.

 

The box office at NEC will not be open on concert day. If you must purchase a ticket the day of the concert, please go to our Will Call table on the main level. There will be no cash transactions – credit cards or personal checks only. If you wish to place a phone order, please call 617-923-6333 and leave a message. Your phone call will be returned within 48 hours by a staff person working remotely. The number will have either a 732 or 617 area code.

Please print your tickets in advance.

 

In order to avoid lines at Will Call, please print out tickets in advance. If you do not have access to a printer, please e-mail thebostoncivicsymphony@gmail.com. We will have your ticket waiting at Will Call the day of the concert.

If you have any questions, please e-mail thebostoncivicsymphony@gmail.com.

2021-2022 Ticket Policy

The safety of our musicians, staff, and patrons are of utmost importance. We are closely monitoring and following guidance provided by federal, state, and local authorities. Working with the staff at New England Conservatory, the Civic will be implementing the following ticket policies for our three classical concerts at Jordan Hall. We will continue to monitor mandates from public health agencies in the coming months. Should there be any changes during the season, we will inform you.

 

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

NEC requires all patrons to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at the point of entry to Jordan Hall during ticket checks. A negative COVID 19 test must either be a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours. Proof of vaccination may be in the form of a physical vaccination card or legible and identifiable scan, photo, or digital record of vaccination.

 

All audience members will be required to wear a mask at all times.  

 

There will be no subscription series this year and we will only be selling tickets to each upcoming concert.

 

Audience capacity will be capped at 450 people and concerts will be limited to ninety minutes with no intermission.

 

There will be no paper programs. A digital program will be available on our website and sent to all ticket-buyers.

 

Refreshments will not be sold.

 

We ask that you purchase your tickets in advance.

The box office at NEC will not be open on concert day. If you must purchase a ticket the day of the concert, please go to our Will Call table on the main level. There will be no cash transactions – credit cards or personal checks only. If you wish to place a phone order, please call 617-923-6333 and leave a message. Your phone call will be returned within 48 hours by a staff person working remotely. The number will have either a 732 or 617 area code.

All seats will be three feet apart.

The staff at NEC has given us a mandatory seating chart which appears on our web site. Every other seat is blocked out.

Please print your tickets in advance.

In order to avoid lines at Will Call, please print out tickets in advance. If you do not have access to a printer, please e-mail thebostoncivicsymphony@gmail.com. We will have your ticket waiting at Will Call the day of the concert.

We thank you for your patience during these past few months. If you have any questions, please e-mail thebostoncivicsymphony@gmail.com.

Subscription Offerings

Subscription Offering:

2-Concert Series (Choose Two)

  1. Epstein, Brahms, & Tchaikovsky
  2. Hindemith, Tchaikovsky, & Concerto Winners
  3. Bates & Beethoven

  • ADULTS: $72
  • SENIORS: $64
  • CHILDREN UNDER 18 /
    STUDENTS WITH ID: $16
Purchase Series
Subscription Offering:

3-Concert Series

  1. Epstein, Brahms, & Tchaikovsky
  2. Hindemith, Tchaikovsky, & Concerto Winners
  3. Bates & Beethoven

  • ADULTS: $100
  • SENIORS: $90
  • CHILDREN UNDER 18 /
    STUDENTS WITH ID: $22
Purchase Series
Subscription Offering:

4-Concert Series

  1. Epstein, Brahms, & Tchaikovsky
  2. Family Holiday Pops
  3. Hindemith, Tchaikovsky, & Concerto Winners
  4. Bates & Beethoven

  • ADULTS: $112
  • SENIORS: $98
  • CHILDREN UNDER 18 /
    STUDENTS WITH ID: $28
Purchase Series

Our Conductors

  • Francisco Noya Conductor

    Francisco Noya is a prominent figure in the Boston and New England music scene, where he has earned a reputation as a versatile interpreter of symphonic and operatic literature. He served as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston and Symphony by the Sea in Manchester. Mr. Noya currently serves as resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, where he represents the Philharmonic artistically and educationally throughout the Rhode Island community. He is also the music director of the New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton, MA.

    Noya is also a respected member of the conducting faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the fall of 2008, he began his tenure as music director of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, where he is actively engaged in the exploration of cutting-edge orchestral repertoire.

    Noya began his professional career in his native Venezuela, as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia, one of the original ensembles of “El Sistema.” After earning advanced degrees in composition and conducting from Boston University, Noya was appointed to serve as assistant conductor of the Caracas Philharmonic and assistant to the music director of the Teatro Teresa Carreño, one of the most prestigious theaters in Latin America. Noya continued his conducting career in the United States by serving as music director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra in Albany, New York for ten seasons. During his tenure, he led the group on two European tours as well as in concerts at both Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

    In the U.S., Noya has appeared as guest conductor of the Boston Pops, Baltimore, Nashville, San Antonio, and Omaha Symphony Orchestras, and the Cape Cod Symphony, among others. In addition, he has performed internationally with orchestras in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Russia. In Venezuela, Noya has collaborated with “El Sistema,” teaching Master Classes and conducting orchestral performances throughout the country. For the past three seasons, Noya has been a guest conductor with the Orquesta Académica of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

  • Ken Yanagisawa Assistant Conductor

    Japanese-American conductor Ken Yanagisawa is the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at Boston University under the guidance of James Burton. He will be making his Japanese debut as a guest conductor for a production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Kansai Nikikai and the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Japan in February 2023, and most recently served as assistant conductor for the BU Opera Institute productions of Ned Rorem’s Our Town and Mozart’s Così fan tutte as well as for the BU Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus performance of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem at Boston Symphony Hall.

    Previously, Ken completed a research residency at the Kyoto City University of Arts and received a Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Conducting from the Manhattan School of Music. While a student at MSM, he was selected to participate in the Manhattan School of Music / Leonard Slatkin Conductors Project and was subsequently invited to work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as a Conducting Fellow in March 2020. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University where he received the Joseph Lentilhon Selden Memorial Award and the Stanton Wheeler Award, and prior to Yale he attended the New England Conservatory as an Undergraduate Diploma candidate for Oboe Performance under the tutelage of John Ferrillo.

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