PLYMOUTH – A tribute to music from James Bond films and The Beatles are the highlights of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s 107th season.
Music Director Steven Karidoyanes will lead the orchestra for 10 performances, beginning with a program of “American Favorites” and ending with “Come Together,” a celebration of the music of British rockers.
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Karidoyanes said that the goal of the 2022-2023 season is to bring “people together in a musical adventure.”
“American Favorites,” Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Memorial Hall: Season opener includes Florence Price’s “Colonial Dance,” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Symphony No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.
“Perfect Pairs,” 7:30 pm Nov. 5, Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center: Bassist Susan Hangen of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra joins Phil for a performance that will be the North American premiere of composer Simon Garcia’s concerto.
“America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration,” 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Plymouth Memorial Hall: The Phil participates in the city’s annual Thanksgiving festivities with a program featuring Violin Concerto No. Mozart’s ° 5 and a performance of Czardas by Vittorio Monti.
“Christmas popsicles!” 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm December 10 and 3:00 pm December 11: The orchestra’s annual Christmas extravaganza features Handel’s “Messiah,” Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” and “Nutracker” by Tchaikovsky. The Plymouth Community Middle School 6th grade choir will sing other holiday classics.
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“Shaken, Not Stirred: Music of James Bond,” January 28 at 7:30 p.m. and January 29 at 3 p.m., Plymouth Memorial Hall: The orchestra will play the sounds of 007 with a performance showcasing the songs and Oscar-winning scores from 27 Bond films.
“The Winning Score: Sports in Music,” March 5 at 3 p.m., Plymouth Memorial Hall: This all-ages show features Leroy Anderson’s “Home Stretch,” a narration of the poem “Casey at the Bat” , and John Williams “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”.
“An Evening With Eileen Ivers,” March 11 at 7 pm, Plymouth Memorial Hall: Grammy-winning violinist Eileen Ivers will perform Celtic and American music in a concert to raise money for the orchestra.
“The Way Home,” March 25 at 7:30 pm, Plymouth Memorial Hall: Selections will include composer Jennifer Higdon’s operatic work (“Cold Mountain”) and Adolphus Hailstork’s “Fanfare on Amazing Grace.”
“Time for Three,” April 29 at 7 pm, Plymouth Memorial Hall: A trio of classically trained string musicians from Juilliard and the Curtis Institute for Music offers American, modern pop and classical music.
“Come Together: Music of the Beatles,” May 20 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 at 3 p.m., Plymouth Memorial Hall: The Phil joins forces with world-class vocalists for a pop weekend of season finale with songs from The Beatles albums, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967) and “Abbey Road” (1969). Classics like “Oh! Darling”, “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun” will be on the playlist.
“I can’t wait to see our community back in the concert hall as we experience this music together,” said Karidoyanes.
Plymouth Memorial Hall is at 83 Court St. Tickets can be purchased by calling 508-746-8008 or online at plymouthphil.org.
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