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Maine High School Concerto Competition Recital

February 18, 2015
Free recital on February 21 features young artists competing for spot to perform with BSO

Bangor, Maine – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition. Finalists will be performing in a free recital before the public on Saturday,...

BSO and BSYO Host Midori Residency

January 20, 2015
Series of Community Events Part of Violinist's Residency

Bangor, Maine – From January 28 to February 1, 2015, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO) will host internationally...

Take BSO's Community Survey

October 17, 2014
Contribute your voice to strategic planning process

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra--its board of directors, musicians, and staff--are participating in a strategic planning process to chart the organization’s course for the future. Please contribute your...

Season Opens to Rave Reviews

October 13, 2014
Bangor Daily News and Ellsworth American celebrate opening of BSO's 119th season

Read the reviews of  Espana, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert featuring guitarist Ana Vidovic, held October 12th at the Collins Center.

Welcome, Lucas!

May 29, 2014
Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman is Bangor's newest resident

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that Music...

Announcing the 2014-15 Season

April 15, 2014
Midori, Ana Vidovic, Disney in Concert are highlights of BSO's 119th season. Subscriptions on sale now, with savings for all subscribers.

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced its 119th season at Sunday's sold-out performance of Carmina Burana. Highlights include a Spanish-themed opening concert featuring classical guitarist Ana...

118th Season in Review

April 14, 2014
Articles and reviews from the BSO's "dynamic" 2013-14 season

What a year! While the 2013-14 is not officially over yet, we’ve put together news and reviews from this spectacular season all in one place. 

Sept. 26, 2013 – It might get a wee bit...

2014 Young People's Concert Education Guide Available

April 23, 2014
Materials for parents and educators available for download

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Young People’s Concerts on May 19th will feature Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and other works centered on the theme of  “Musical...

BSYO Spring Concert, March 30th

March 27, 2014
The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras present a free concert on Sunday, March 30 at 4pm at the Gracie Theatre.

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO) will present their spring concert on Sunday, March 30th at 4 p.m. at Husson University's Gracie Theatre....

BSYO Announces New Conductors

July 30, 2013
Bangor Symphony Orchestra violinist Sascha Zaburdaeva, Lincoln educator and Bangor Band assistant conductor Trevor Marcho to share duties

The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO), an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO), has appointed Sascha Zaburdaeva and Trevor...

Free Concert featuring Kneisel Hall Young Artists

July 19, 2013
Eighth Annual Summer Evening Musicale Presented on Monday, July 22, 7 p.m. at All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, All Souls Congregational Church, and Congregation Beth Israel are pleased to present the Eighth Annual Summer Evening Musicale, featuring young...

2013 Young People's Concert Instructional Packet Now Available

May 2, 2013

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 Young People’s Concert instructional packet is now available. Please visit our Education page to download the document. We look forward...

Bangor Symphony Orchestra announces lineup for 2013-2014 season

April 15, 2013

Emily Burnham, BDN Staff

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced on Monday morning the first details of its 2013-14 season. The orchestra’s Executive Director...

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, chorus weave beautiful blanket of sound in final concert

April 15, 2013

Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

Grief engulfed the Collins Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon when the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of more than 100 voices performed Antonin Dvorak’s...

BSO gives powerful performance of Stabat Mater

April 15, 2013

Marcia Gronewold Sly, The Ellsworth American

ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra ended its 2012-13 season with a stirring performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. The orchestra was joined...

Solo violinist, orchestra wow audience

March 4, 2013

Win Pusey, The Ellsworth American

ORONO – A festival air filled the Collins Center for the Arts on Sunday as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra presented...

Spring fever pervades delightful Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert

March 4, 2013

By Emily Burnham,  BDN Staff

A little madness in the spring is wholesome even for the king. And even if spring might not technically arrive for another few weeks,...

Brian Hinrichs, BSO Executive Director

New Bangor Symphony Orchestra director ready to immerse himself in community

February 26, 2013

By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff

In a way, Brian Hinrichs has been preparing for his new position as executive director at the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for his whole life.


Bangor Symphony Names New Executive Director

February 21, 2013

BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announced Thursday that Brian Hinrichs has been named the organization’s executive director.

Hinrichs, who will be moving to the Bangor...

Ellsworth American Reviews Concert

January 28, 2013

BSO performance of Mozart motet falls short

Written by Macia Gronewold Sly, Ellsworth American

BANGOR - Maestro Lucas Richman started off the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's...

2013 Young People's Concert Registration Form Now Available

January 17, 2013

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 Young People’s Concert registration form is now available. Please visit our Education page for more information. We look forward to...

Bangor Daily News, Ellsworth American Review Concerts

November 7, 2012

BSO Brightens the Day with Beethoven, Mendelssohn

By Emily Burnham, BDN staff

It’s not always the case that there are two clear highlights of a particular ...

BSO Continues Beethoven Symphony Cycle with 'Eroica'

October 27, 2012

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra continues its 117th season on Sunday, Nov. 4, with a Masterworks concert that will feature Beethoven’s Third Symphony, known as the Eroica Symphony, and the Mendelssohn...

BSYO Dough Raiser

October 12, 2012

Join the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Uno Bangor for a Dough Raiser! Up to 20 percent of your check will be donated to the BSYO.
Download a Doughraiser coupon and...

Executive Director Position Open

October 10, 2012

Click for information about the Bangor Symphony Orchestra executive director position. The application deadline is Oct. 26, 2012.

American Flair Brightens Bangor Symphony Season Opener

October 10, 2012

What a delight it was to hear the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in such light, lively, even insouciant form on Sunday at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts, as it worked its way through...

BSO Executive Director Accepts New Position

October 3, 2012

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors announces that Executive Director David Whitehill will leave the Orchestra in late December in order to relocate closer to family. Whitehill was named...

Single Tickets for 117th Season Now on Sale

September 26, 2012

Single tickets are now on sale for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 117th season, which starts Sunday, Oct. 7 with a 3 p.m. concert at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

BSYO Accepting Applications, Holding Auditions

September 6, 2012

The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, is holding auditions on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Peakes Auditorium in Bangor High School.

To schedule...

Folk Icon Will Headline Kingfield POPS

June 12, 2012
Article Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

American folk icon Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame will, with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kingfield POPS.
Concertgoers can expect to hear Stookey...

Executive Director David Whitehill Wins Forty Under 40 Award

June 6, 2012
Article Source: Portland Press Herald

Congratulations to Bangor Symphony Orchestra Executive Director David Whitehill, who was named the winner of a Forty Under 40 award. The Forty Under 40 award, which is sponsored by MaineToday Media,...

French Masterworks Delight BSO Audience

May 6, 2012
Article Source: Ellsworth American

ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra ended its Masterworks season with a program of French music that began with familiar orchestral suites by two giants of Impressionism, Claude Debussy...

BSO Bids Adieu to 116th Season

April 25, 2012

Soprano Sarah Wolfson, baritone Andrew Wentzel and members of the University of Maine Singers and Oratorio Society will join the Bangor Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, for its final...

BSO will rock Collins Center

March 15, 2012

The stars of the London West End smash musical “We Will Rock You” will join the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in “The Music of Queen – A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March...

BSO delivers superb concert

March 15, 2012

ORONO — In a deft bit of marketing strategy, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra billed its March 11 concert “Tchaikovsky 4.” After all, who wouldn’t be attracted by this orchestral war horse, with its...

BSO uneven but dynamic at Sunday concert

March 14, 2012
Bangor Daily News review of 3-11-12 concert

A subdued but appreciative audience welcomed soloist Gilad Karni to the Collins Center for the Arts stage on Sunday afternoon in a concert with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Lucas...