Founded in 2018 by Elias Miller and Michael Tabak and conducted by Elias Miller, the Apollo Ensemble of Boston is a new, 60-member 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. 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, free 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, Sharon, Cambridge, and Jamaica Plain featuring music written for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and wind ensemble.

Upcoming Concerts

Winds of the Apollo Ensemble, Outside in Sharon
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 6:00PM
(Rain Date, Sunday, June 12)
Borderland State Park

Rossini (arr. Legrand) – Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
Gounod – Petite Symphonie
Brahms (arr. Thompson) – Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Ponchielli (arr. Tarkmann) – Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda

The Apollo Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00PM
(Rain Date Sunday, July 24)
Great Brook Farm State Park pavilion
165 North Road, Carlisle, MA

Coleridge-Taylor – Idyll, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor

The Apollo Ensemble Plays Dvorak’s New World Symphony
Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00PM
(Rain Date Sunday, August 21)
Great Brook Farm State Park pavilion
165 North Road, Carlisle, MA

Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade for Orchestra, Op. 33
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor


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