The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will soon release this year’s Learning in Concert virtual program, titled “Bird Flight Patterns and Music.”
Throughout the concert video, orchestra education director Terry Wolkowicz will lead viewers on an exploration of five bird flight patterns used by various bird species and pair each with a piece of classical music that moves in the same motion as each flight pattern.
Featuring a performance by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, this program will include the world premiere of Jamie Allen’s “Nightingale Concerto” with recorder soloist Heloise Degrugillier, Derek Bermel’s “Murmurations: Swarming Rome,” and music by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Strauss. Featured guests include Xavi Bou, photographer for the Ornitographies Project, Sam Claggett and Cisco the great horned owl from the Buttonwood Park Zoo, and Stanford University’s David Lentink.
Individual tickets can be purchased for $15 per household; schools and societies receive unlimited access for $150. Tickets can be purchased on the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s website. On March 23 purchasers will receive an email with the private link and password to access the concert video and all online additional video performances, composer interviews, educational lessons, games and activities.