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Learn about our upcoming 2021-22 season, and meet Kevin King, principal bassoon, in an interview with Jan Schwaner, vice president of the WSO!
Our featured WSO musician is Jeff Stewart, principal horn, who plays the gorgeous horn solo in the Mendelssohn's Nocturne (from A Midsummer Night's Dream).

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The WSO continues to plan and present virtual performances for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, as well as outdoor events at local venues during this summer.

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The WSO will present another concert at Elm Bank on Thursday, September 23, from 5:00-6:00 pm (rain date - Thursday, September 30, 5:00-6:00 pm).  Featured will be the WSO String Quartet and the WSO Woodwind Quintet.  Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of chamber music.  Tickets are available here .

The WSO is excited to share details of our upcoming 2021-2022 Concert Season, featuring each of our Music Director Search Finalists, and wrapping up the season with a special celebratory concert featuring our Max Hobart.

PANDEMIC PERFORMANCES
Meet Pat Diamond, our first WSO spotlight musician, and have a peek inside the WSO Search Committee's progress for a new music director.

The WSO has been safely busy during the pandemic. Here's what we've been doing!

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WSO Full Orchestra Virtual Performance

"Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Felix Mendelssohn

Max Hobart, Music Director

Elaine Kline, Narrator

Carol shares exciting news about how we're changing with the times and our brand new upcoming romantic virtual performance!

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Please welcome WSO's new Board President Carol Davidson.
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Max Hobart, Music Director and

Conductor of the Wellesley Symphony

Orchestra (WSO) since 1993, is

stepping down at the end of the 2020-2021 season. The 2020-2021 concert season will be his last after 27 transformative years at the helm. We are grateful for Max’s music direction and the many wonderful concerts and musical experiences we have had together. At some time in the near future, we will be celebrating and honoring Max’s long tenure with the WSO.

We have a team of orchestra, community, and WSO board members who are engaging in a search for a new Music Director who will begin in the 2022-2023 season.

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WSO Full Orchestra

Valentine's Greetings

"You Made Me Love You"

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Emil Altschuler

Living Room Concert

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Woodwind Ensemble

Virtual Performance

"For Unto Us A Child Is Born"

Brass Quintet

Virtual Performance

"Greensleeves"

Brass Quintet

Virtual Performance

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

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Saturday, October 11, 2020

Music in the Gardens

The WSO Piano Quartet

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

The Gardens at Elm Bank

900 Washington Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Music in the Gardens

The WSO String Ensemble

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

The Gardens at Elm Bank

900 Washington Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

MISSION

Our mission is to provide high quality orchestral performances for and by residents of Wellesley and other Greater Boston communities; to provide performance opportunities for young and professional soloists; to commission and/or premiere works by regional composers; and to collaborate with public schools and other educational and community organizations.

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