THE PSA’S 2023-2024 CONCERT SEASON

All programs are subject to change.

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The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Cela, Music Director

A FALL CONCERT
“Veiled Voices”

 Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel – Overture in C Major
George Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F
featuring  Chi Chen Wu, Pianist
Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70

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The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer, Music Director

“A Holiday Concert”

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA

Gian-Carlo Menotti – Choruses from “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
P.D.Q.Bach – A Consort of Christmas Carols
John Rutter – Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day
John Rutter – What Sweeter Music
Robert Applebaum – Haneirot Halalu
Thomas Bold – A Lullaby
Tomàs Luis de VictoriaO Magnum Mysterium
Jackson Berkey – Still, Still Night
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The Arlington-Belmont Chorale, Barry Singer, Music Director and
The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra,
Orlando Cela, Music Director

AN ALMOST-WINTER CONCERT
“A Holiday Concert”

 Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

Ottorino Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2
Sir Edward Elgar – Lux Aeterna

Morten Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna
Francis Poulenc – Gloria
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The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Cela, Music Director

A MID-WINTER CONCERT
“Words Made Music”

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

Claude Debussy – Prêlude à l’aprês-midi d’un faune (L.86)
Ernest Chausson – Poême,  featuring the
2023 Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Mitsuru Yonezaki
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Antar, version 3

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The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer, Music Director

AN ALMOST SPRING CONCERT

Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

Dietrich Buxtehude– Missa Brevis
Gabriel Fauré – Messe Basse
Vincent Persichetti
– Celebrations (five pieees
with texts by Walt Whitman)
Gwyneth Walker -Crossing the Bar
Elaine Hagenberg – O Love
and
The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus
Kenneth Seitz – Three Poems of L.M. Montgomery

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The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Cela, Music Director

FAMILY CONCERT

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 3:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

Larry Thomas Bell – Hansel and Gretel, Op. 59
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Pezzo Capriccioso
featuring the 2023 Young Artist Competition

Wood Prize Winner, cellist Andrew Y. Kim
And more TBD


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The Arlington-Belmont Chorale, Barry Singer, Music Director and
The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra,
Orlando Cela, Music Director

SPONSORS’ CONCERT

Sunday May 5, 2024, at 3:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

 Joaquin Rodrigo – Oratorio: La Azucena de Quito
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaokovsky –  Marche slave
Lili Boulanger – Vielle priêre bouddhique
Kinley Lang – Esto les Digo
Stephen Chatman – In Flanders Field
John Bavicchi – Songs of Remembrance, Op. 100

(selected movements)

 

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The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer, Music Director

MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:00 PM,
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington, MA

J.S. Bach –  Cantata BWV150, “Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich”
William Harris – Bring Us O Lord
Frank Warren – The little house stood quietly by the beach
 John Kramer – Set Me As A Seal
Kenneth Seitz – Three Poems of L.M. Montgomery

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The Arlington-Belmont Chorale, Barry Singer, Music Director and
The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra,
Orlando Cela, Music Director

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL and POPS! CONCERT

Friday, June 14, 2024
Strawberries and Ice Cream from 6:00 PM,
Pops Concert at 7:30 PM
Arlington Town Hall, Arlington, MA

Program still to be determined