SEMAYO will present Music in the Parks this summer


NEW BEDFORD – The Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (SEMAYO), under the auspices of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, are teaming up with the New Bedford Recreation Department to present Music in the Parks this summer.

Music in the Parks is a program where children can get together and play music. The events will take place on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the playground of a different park in New Bedford each week.

Students who already play violin, viola, cello or bass can join us, and students who do not play a string instrument can take advantage of the many percussion instruments that will be available. Everyone is welcome to play and explore something new, exciting and fun.

The program will be led by Youth Orchestra Coordinator Charlene Monte, assisted by SEMAYO alumni Sarah Nichols, Lindsey Mello and Bradley Palmer. The emphasis will be on chamber music, violin styles and pop tunes.

Program dates and locations: (weather permitting)

July 10 – New Bedford Historical Park (downtown near murals)

July 17 – Buttonwood Park

July 24 – Brooklawn Park

July 31 – Clasky Common Park

August 7 – Hazelwood Park

August 14 – Riverside Park

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that presents an annual series of classical and pop music concerts as well as an exceptional chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach thousands of students each year in local schools and through the Southeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras program. The NBSO is dedicated to building a musical community on the South Coast. Visit for more information.

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