Classical Music in Worcester This Summer

We went to the Massachusetts Symphony concert at Institute Park on Sunday evening.  My husband found it a bit lowbrow (“Couldn’t they alternate between Beethoven and the Disney tunes a bit more?”) but — unfortunately for him — when you’re married to someone who’s seen every episode of Knots Landing at least twice (that is, yours truly), I think you’ve pretty much hitched yourself to the lowbrow train.

There’s another concert on Saturday night with classical and Broadway music.  The kids and I will be there.  With balloons.

For those of you with more highbrow tastes, there are a couple of concert series of interest.

Worcester Opera Works will hold their Summer Concert Series on Wednesdays starting next week (July 21) at Briarwood Community Center.  Concerts include Broadway (July 21), American Songbook (July 28), Scenes from Opera & Broadway (August 4) and Opera Gala (August 11).  Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 general admission, $5 for students grade 12 and under.

Worcester Chamber Music Society is holding a number of concerts this week and next (the first was last night; the next is tomorrow night).  The concert schedule is here; they’re at 8:00 pm (with a pre-concert talk at 7:40pm), are held in Miriam Hall at Anna Maria College, and the cost is $20/concert.  They will also host two free recitals from students at the festival (Friday, July 16 & Friday, July 23 at 3:00 PM).

In non-musical highbrow news, the Worcester Shakespeare Company will have pay-what-you-can previews on Tuesday, July 20 and Tuesday, August 3 (both at 6pm) at Green Hill Park’s Memorial Grove.  (The shows are Taming of the Shrew and Shrew, Too.)