Photo: Nathaniel Meyer
Welcome in the New Year with music as the Belmont Festival Orchestra returns to the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Saturday Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. to perform its annual holiday concert featuring Verdi’s Overture to the opera “La Forza del Destino” (“The Force of Destiny”) and Brahms Symphony No. 4.
The free program will be repeated at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St. on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m.
Founded in 2010 and led by Belmont High Class of 2009 alumni Nathaniel Meyer, the Belmont Festival Orchestra, is an ensemble of emerging young professional musicians in the Boston area, performing every year during the holiday season, and in the summer as a holiday gift from the musicians to the community.