Music in the Garden - Wellesley Symphony
Gather a picnic, pack a lawn chair or blanket and join in as we bring music to The Gardens at Elm Bank. Catch up with a friend or stroll through the gardens while listening in on the sounds of the evening. This events allow for people to spread through out the garden to hear the music.
Gates open one hour prior to the start of the show for those who would like to explore the gardens. You're welcome to picnic in the garden but please be aware that trash cans are not available at this time, we ask that you please pack out what you pack in. The gardens will close 30 minutes after the performance has ended.
Founded in 1948 as the Wellesley Community Orchestra, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra was the brainchild of Wellesley residents: BSO violinist Rolland Tapley and Mrs. William Vogler. Maestro Tapley served as music director and conductor for nearly thirty years, offering three or four concerts each season, including a Pops Concert and a Youth Concert. Performances were held in various locations in Wellesley, Littleton and Framingham. Mr. Tapley retired in 1973 and was succeeded by Robert J. Prins (1972-1991) and Michael Webster (1992-1993). Max Hobart, the Music Director since 1993, will be stepping down at the end of the 2020-21 season. The WSO is currently conducting a search for its new director to help shape its future identity. Since 1984 the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra has been orchestra-in-residence at MassBay Community College.
Garden entrance is allowed starting at 6pm. Restrooms and a bottle refill station available on-site. As always, please no dogs.
Donations Requested for Massachusetts Horticultural Society members/$15 + ticket fees for General Public