The 25th season of Newton’s New Philharmonia is now underway following the Silver Anniversary Gala held Sept. 21st at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

The gala featured performances by Newton singer-songwriter Catie Curtis, 13-year old violinist Keila Wakao and Newton’s Mayor Ruthanne Fuller who narrated Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”

The New Philharmonia Orchestra is a 75-member nonprofessional regional orchestra based in Newton. The next performance will be “From Gustav with Love” featuring the great of Gustav Mahler, Nov. 23-24.

Tickets are available at