Classical Music Returns To Beech Street With Friday Night ‘Festival’ Concert

Photo: Nathaniel Meyer returns with the Belmont Festival Orchestra. (credit: Hello Stage)

Nathaniel Meyer is back in Belmont and has brought 50 of his friends to play music in his hometown. 

The young musician and conductor who has been traveling throughout Europe has once again reunited the Belmont Festival Orchestra to perform in concert on Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. 

Meyer – a 2009 Belmont High graduate to matriculated at Yale (’13) – will conduct the youthful assemblage in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. 

The concert is free. Residents are asked to come early as Festival concerts traditionally are “standing room only” affairs. 

Friday’s concert marks the fourth time Meyer brings the youthful Festival Orchestra to the Beech Street Center for a summer event – he also led a musical performance in December 2013.

An outstanding trumpet player, Meyer has been a student of Benjamin Zander, the long-time conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra who is currently the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Meyer obtained his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

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