It’s been a wonderful summer, but all good things must come to an end. Yup, ready or not Wednesday, August 30 is the first day of Wellesley Public Schools. If you’re just barely skidding into town after weeks of gadding about and aren’t even sure what time your brood is expected to show up ready to learn, I’d say a visit to the school website is in order.
October 8 — All Beethoven
Consecration of the House Overture, Piano Concerto #2 with Mana Tokuno, Symphony No. 6
November 19* – Tchaikovsky, Delius, Rimsky-Korsakov
BSO Cellist Owen Young – Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme,
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
December 17 – Holiday Pops
Christmas is for Kids!
February 11* – All American
Copland: A Lincoln Portrait – Deval Patrick, narrator
March 18 – Family Concert
Petting Zoo Show’n’Tell with Leslie HolmesMay 6* – Season FinaleGlazunov: Violin Concerto, Julia Glenn, violin
Delibes: “Cortege” from Sylvia Ballet, Brahms: Symphony No. 1* Subscription Series – pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes at 2:15
Max Hobart, WSO Conductor
1:30 Instrument petting zoo
2:15 Show’N’Tell with Leslie Holmes
Easy, free parking and reception after the concertConcerts are held at MassBay Community College in Wellesley, 2.5 miles from Rt 95.
Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Please present e-receipt for admission. MassBay students, faculty and staff are free with MassBay ID.
Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the new season took place on Oct. 16 at Mass Bay Community College, and they went all out with an all-Beethoven all the time presentation, including Symphony No 3; Overture to Prometheus; and Romance in F for violin featuring Boston University Bach Competition winner Subaiou Zhang.
After all these years posting about the Orchestra’s doings, I can’t believe it was my first time ever attending one of their concerts. Where have my priorities been? And to the woman behind me who took out her emery board during Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and started scraping away at her talons, yes, it was I who spun around and glared at you.
Massachusetts Bay Community College and the MassBay Foundation will host the 4th annual MassBay 5K Race/Walk benefiting the Krystle Campbell Scholarship on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:00am at MassBay, 50 Oakland St. in Wellesley. There will also be a fun run for children 8-years old and under that will be held before the 5K at 9:30am. President Dr. David Podell will be on hand to welcome the runners and walkers at this family friendly event. Medals will be presented to the top runners, and prizes will be raffled off to the participants.
Interested runners and walkers will pay a $25 registration fee. Children running in the Fun Run and MassBay students will pay a $10 registration fee, with all proceeds going to The Krystle Campbell Scholarship. Runners and walkers can register here.
The Krystle Campbell Scholarship was established at MassBay in memory of Krystle Campbell, a Medford resident who lost her life in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. She graduated from Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2005, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration.