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Holiday POPS!

Celebrate the sounds of the season with Lexington Symphony and the New England Tenors!

Join us on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:00PM for Kids POPS and 7:30PM for Evening POPS!


Holiday POPS is a great evening of popular holiday hits and a wonderful way to share the musical experience of the season with the whole family. Join Lexington Symphony and New England Tenors for a special program of the best music for the holidays.


Friday, Dec. 2nd

Kids POPS – 4:00PM

Evening POPS – 7:30PM

Cary Hall, Lexington MA


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Lexington Symphony’s
2016–2017 Season

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Youthful Exuberance
September 10, 2016 | Saturday, 8pm

The first concert of Lexington Symphony’s 2016–2017 season celebrates the uninhibited creativity of youth with three very different melodic compositions that all seem to flow with an easy spontaneity. First up is Paul McCartney’s Spiral. Together with John Lennon, McCartney created dozens of memorable tunes for The Beatles but Spiral is one of his most successful compositions for the symphony. Twelve-year-old Gavin George — a two-time American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented International Piano Competition Gold Medal winner — will present Ravel’s beautiful Piano Concerto. This exuberant evening of music will culminate with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, which he wrote at the age of 19. Possessing a natural balance of thematic ideas, this piece unfolds brilliantly without concern for strict formal compositional restrictions.

Paul McCartney | Spiral

Maurice Ravel | Piano Concerto in G
Gavin George, piano

Franz Schubert | Symphony No. 5


The Essential Ring, Part II
October 1, 2016 | Saturday, 7:30pm

Maestro McPhee has taken all four of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas and distilled them into two magnificent three-hour performances with the intent of making this astounding music more accessible to the public. With The Essential Ring, Part II — which consists of the last two operas in the Ring Cycle, “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” — McPhee, Lexington Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire and a cast of international stars join forces to complete the story of the Gods of Valhalla and their human subjects.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Symphony


Holiday POPS!
December 2, 2016 | Friday, 4pm & 7:30pm

Join us for a special program of the best music from the holidays featuring the spectacular New England Tenors. This is a time to share the musical experience of the season as a family.

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Czechs & Diamonds
February 11, 2017 | Saturday, 8pm

This program features Lexington Symphony’s string section performing pieces by two of the Czech Republic’s most important composers: Antonin Dvořák’s and Leoš Janáček. Dvořák was a noted teacher brought to the United States to help American composers create a national style, while Janáček was one of the most important exponents of musical nationalism of the 20th century who often utilized Czech folk melodies in his work. The third composition in this dazzling program is by American composer David Diamond, whose career is best summed up by this comment by his friend and colleague Leonard Bernstein: “[David is] . . . a vital branch in the stream of American music.

David Diamond | Rounds for Strings

Leoš Janáček | Idylla

Antonin Dvořák | Serenade for Strings

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Discover New Worlds
April 1, 2017 | Saturday, 8pm

One of the things that excites Music Director Jonathan McPhee about this program is the fact that all of the music evokes strong visual imagery and emotions through very different styles. Sibelius was a master at writing brooding tone poems that call to mind his Finnish homeland. Turkish composer Baris Perker, who now resides in the U.S., brings a compelling voice to his tone poem that is brimming with style and movement. Dvořák’s New World Symphony — his description of America through the eyes of a visitor immersed in our culture in the late 1800s — needs no further introduction.

Jean Sibelius | En Saga

Baris Perker | The Dreamy Dance

Antonin Dvořák | New World Symphony

Made possible through the generous support of the
Laura and Lorenz Reibling Family Foundation

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Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
May 6, 2017 |  Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm

Join Lexington Symphony and Conductor Jonathan McPhee for an afternoon and evening filled with performances by local artists, and a full orchestral presentation of some of the greatest music from the Big Screen. We invite you to join in on the fun and support this family friendly event that was the talk of the town last season!

Community Music Festival 2–5pm
Lexington Symphony is proud to host musical ensembles from the area that represent the variety of cultures and special facets of our population.  The Festival creates a platform for them to share their talents with the townspeople of Lexington in a free concert at Cary Hall. Building on the success of last year’s festival, in addition to the performing ensembles, there will be instrument petting zoos so the whole family can try out various musical instruments. The theme is to highlight the diversity and talent we have in Lexington, while creating a fun atmosphere that celebrates our differences while inspiring us to share with each other.  More surprises to come…

Music from the Movies 7:30pm (not part of subscription series)
The afternoon festival will culminate with an evening performance of some of the great music from the movies. Learn how this music we often take for granted is as important to the success of a movie as the visuals. There are always some behind the scenes surprises!

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Please note that the Community Music Festival from 2-5PM is free and open to the public, but the Music from the Movies concert at 7:30PM is a ticketed event.


‘Double Trouble’
Concert in the Round
June 10, 2017 | Saturday, 7pm

Enjoy an intimate and informal concert experience ideal for families and all music lovers. Sit amidst the musicians on the floor of Cary Hall – up close and personal – as we perform nontraditional works. Pieces to include Hindemith’s bassoon and trumpet, Dittersdorf’s Concerto for viola and bass, and Telemann’s Concerto for 2 horns.

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