Symphony NOVA Inspires Student Musicians

One of the many benefits of being a music-infused school in Boston is being able to take advantage of the abundance of live music performances in such an artistically vibrant city. As a music-oriented and expeditionary learning school, we encourage learning outside of the classroom as well as in, and we are thrilled when our students have opportunities to continue their artistic exploration by attending professional concerts.

On Friday, November 8, a select group of students from Conservatory Lab was invited to attend the Symphony NOVA “String Fling” concert.  Demonstrating excellent musicianship and leadership skills in orchestra, the student representatives (Maxwell Tucker, Tess Lepeska-True, Olivia Cox, Jasper Cox, Joshua Dam) were selected to meet the musicians prior to the concert to ask questions and learn more about what it takes to be a professional musician.  Presenting popular works by Bach and Tchaikovsky, and introducing the audience to contemporary composer, Osvaldo Golijov, Symphony NOVA musicians performed with youthful fire and excitement giving our young musicians a strong impression of the potential of their work at Conservatory Lab and beyond.

Symphony NOVA is a paid, professional training orchestra, that prepares musicians for the rigors of a career in performance and develops business and interpersonal skills that are required for long-term success.  To learn more about their mission and future concerts, please visit:

On Friday, November 15th, students will have yet another opportunity to experience some of the great music this city has to offer. Conservatory Lab students, families, and staff have been kindly invited to attend the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s first concert of the season for free! The concert is at Symphony Hall and will feature music by Verdi, Shostakovich, Ravel, and Gandolfi. Please email if you are interested in attending. More info on the concert is available here.

For more news regarding upcoming concert opportunities for students and families, please refer to our weekly Family Notes newsletter.