Family Concert

Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.

The Wellesley Symphony family concert of March 15 is cancelled due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. We so looked forward to presenting this concert, but this consideration is clearly outweighed by public health concerns.

We do plan on rescheduling this concert. Please check or our phone (781) 235-0515 for the latest information regarding the Wellesley Symphony. We'll continue to email regarding this and future concerts. Please do join us for our season finale on Sunday May 3 at MassBay Wellesley.

Thank you very much for your support of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.


Max Hobart, conductor
Nancy Hoffman Gerber, host
Leslie Holmes, speaker
Brian Hagar-McKee, host
John Masko, conductor
John Matters, violin, winner of the Michael H. Welles Young Soloist Competition

Britten, "Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury"
Rossini, Overture to The Barber of Seville
Douglas Gerber, Berkshire Storms
Paganini, Violin Concerto in D, no. 1, Op. 6
Purcell, Guide to the Sections of the Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Wolfe and Stephen Edward Gerber, Suite Dreams: for narrator and orchestra, featuring Nancy Hoffman Gerber as Nancy Nervosamente
Anderson, "The Girl I Left Behind Me" from The Irish Suite

Season Finale! and What a Finale!

Sun, May 03, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Join us for our Season Finale concert for our 71st Season!


* Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
* John Williams: Four Film Themes for Oboe, Strings and Harp
arranged specially by John Williams for Keisuke Wakao, Principal Oboe, Boston Pops
- Sabrina
- “Flying Theme” from E. T.
- Schindler’s List
- “The Days Between” from Stepmom
* Mussorgsky arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes, begins at 2:15 p.m.

Earlier this season

More Favorites

Sun, Feb 09, 2020 at 3 p.m.


* Gershwin Three Preludes for Orchestra
* Mozart “Dove sono” from Marriage of Figaro
* Dvorak “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
* Gounod “Jewel Song” from Faust
Elaine Daiber, soprano
* Brahms Symphony no. 2 in D

Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes, begins at 2:15 p.m.

Holiday Pops

Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.


John Castillo, the baritone we all love, in his first holiday program.
Holiday favorites, classical and popular.
Carol sing-along, Santa’s annual visit, and winner of Two Front Teeth Contest, plus Leslie Holmes, soprano

Classical Masterpieces

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3 p.m.


* Prokofiev “Lieutenant Kije Symphonique Suite”
* Schubert Symphony no. 8 “Unfinished”
* Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Ya- Fei Chuang, piano

Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes, begins at 2:15 p.m.

Centennial Celebration

Sun, Oct 06, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Join us for our Season Opening concert for our 71st Season!


* Debussy “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
* Elgar Cello Concerto (1919)
Celebrating the Centennial of Premiere Jonathan Miller, BSO cellist (retired) playing the famous 1700 Goffriller cello used in the first performance 100 years ago
* Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes, begins at 2:15 p.m.

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