Founded in 2018 by Elias Miller and Michael Tabak and conducted by Elias Miller, the Apollo Ensemble of Boston is a new, 40-member chamber orchestra made up of some of the area’s best musicians. In its first three seasons, the ensemble has already explored a diverse body of repertoire in a series of well-attended and well-received concerts throughout the Greater Boston Area. Its musicians have tackled everything from the small ensemble works of Stravinsky and Schoenberg to the symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms (concerts for which the ensemble expanded into a full symphony orchestra). An all-volunteer group, the Apollo Ensemble gives students, high-level amateur professionals, and professional musicians alike excellent performance opportunities and serves to bring outstanding music to Boston audiences in accessible, community concerts. While the orchestra’s 2020-2021 season was severely reduced due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Apollo Ensemble looks to make a full return to live music this year with appearances in Carlisle, Saugus, Cambridge, and Jamaica Plain featuring music written for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and wind ensemble.

Upcoming Concerts

The Apollo Ensemble Plays Beethoven’s Fifth
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:00PM
Great Brook Farm State Park pavilion
165 North Road, Carlisle
(Rain Date: Sunday, July 25 at 1:00PM)

Schumann – Die Braut von Messina: Overture, Op. 100
Schubert – Selections from Rosamunde:
Entr’acte No. 2 in D
Entr’acte No. 3 in B-Flat
Ballet No. 2 in G
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Winds of the Apollo Ensemble, Outside in Saugus
Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 1:00PM
Breakheart Reservation Visitor Center Gazebo
177 Forest Street, Saugus
(Rain Date: TBD)

Mendelssohn – Nocturno, Op. 24, for 11 winds
Dvorak (arr. Ray Thompson) – Czech Suite, Op. 39 (Movements 1, 3, and 4)
Ponchielli (arr. Andreas Tarkmann) – Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
Arthur Bird – Suite in D for double wind quintet


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