Audience to join orchestra as Massapequa Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 at temple

Audience to join orchestra as Massapequa Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 at  temple
Maestro David Bernard engages with audience during InsideOut Concert

On Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m., Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel will present the Massapequa Philharmonic under the direction of David Bernard for a fully immersive InsideOut Concert where you will experience Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 from your seat INSIDE the orchestra.

The experience of not only hearing, but seeing and feeling the music with an entire symphony orchestra around you is extraordinary—the iMax of Classical Music—better than any escape room! Even if you’ve heard and seen Beethoven’s Fifth many times, experiencing this amazing work up close is revelatory.

As amazing as it is to hear Beethoven’s Fifth on a recording or even in a live performance, experiencing this work from inside an orchestra is on a whole other level.

Beethoven’s Fifth is iconic.  The opening four-note theme (and what follows) truly rocked the world for generations. Their rhythm, short-short-short-long, was used as the letter “V” in the design of Morse Code, and the opening theme was taken as the theme of the Allies in World War 2 signifying “V for Victory.”

This work has captivated audiences for over 200 years, being chosen as the opening work for the inaugural concerts of the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony, and was included in the recording sent into space to demonstrate humanity’s artistic accomplishments.

Called “the Johnny Appleseed of Classical Music” by Long Island Weekly, maestro David Bernard has helped the arts thrive through his innovative approaches to audience and orchestra building as music director and guest conductor.

Bernard serves as music director of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Massapequa Philharmonic and the Eglevsky Ballet.  He is an active guest conductor, appearing with the Brooklyn Symphony, the Dubuque, Iowa, Symphony, the Greenwich (Conn). Symphony, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.

For over 36 years, the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra has brought exciting concerts featuring World-Class soloists to Long Island’s audiences.

Under the direction of renowned conductor, David Bernard, the Massapequa Philharmonic’ has built significant partnerships with the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Massapequa Public Schools, fulfilling a vision of outreach and cultural leadership across Long Island.

Under Bernard, the orchestra has performed sold-out shows at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College.

Most recently, the Massapequa Philharmonic has begun serving as Orchestra-in-Residence at the Nassau County Museum of Art, producing video concert events and chamber music alongside the exhibits at the Museum.

Please note seating is limited for this immersive experience inside the orchestra. Be sure to get your tickets and confirm your attendance now.

Tickets are $25.

For further information, to register and purchase a ticket online, go to:

or, call (516) 482-5701 to purchase a ticket over the phone.

Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024.

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