About the BSO

Mission: Founded in 1896, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to provide powerful, enriching and diverse musical experiences through live concert performances and education programs of the highest quality.


Vision: The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s vision is to…

  • be a leadership organization for the community and region. Be essential to audiences beyond the concert hall. Play a role in addressing community and regional issues. Collaborate.
  • be innovative and take risks. Leave room for experimentation. Explore new technologies and bold ideas to draw new audiences.
  • be enticing, accessible, and educational in its engagement with music. Ensure that performances, education programs, and marketing foster a love of classical music for all.
  • maintain and enhance a culture of enthusiasm, rigor, and quality. Be fiscally responsible, practice smart governance, and prioritize organizational and artistic quality while nurturing aspects that make the BSO unique.

To view organizational documents including recent 990 filings, visit GuideStar.org.