Stars Align for Epic Concert

The stars are aligning for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s next concert on Sunday, March 12th, titled “Epic Sounds.” Grammy Award-winning composer Kenneth Fuchs will be in attendance for the world premiere of his new piece, Star Gazing, and celebrated Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez will be featured in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The […]

Read More

Results of the 42nd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition

Bangor, ME — On Saturday, February 11, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) held the finalists’ recital of the 42nd annual Maine High School Concerto Competition at Minsky Recital Hall in Orono. Congratulations to Benjamin Rosenthal, violinist from Damariscotta, for receiving the 1st Place Annas-Cup Award, including a $500 scholarship, for his performance of Lalo’s Symphonie […]

Read More

Canadian Violin Superstar To Make BSO Debut

Bangor, ME — The Toronto Star calls violinist Blake Pouliot “one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime”, and on Sunday, January 29th he takes center stage with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, the young Canadian violinist will be making his Bangor debut […]

Read More

The Nutcracker: Know Before You Go

After a three-year hiatus, The Nutcracker returns to the Collins Center for the Arts featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Robinson Ballet, and Bangor Area Youth Choirs. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 17 at 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3pm. WEATHER NOTICE: We are expecting rain and snow on Saturday. Please be […]

Read More

BSO Announces Recent Hires

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce 10 new members following the organization’s first auditions since 2019, as well as appointments based on prior auditions. Dr. Stuart Marrs, percussion, has held numerous roles with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during his three decade tenure at the University of Maine as a professor of […]

Read More

BSO to Hold Auditions for Multiple Positions

Bangor, ME — This week, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced it would be holding auditions in September and October for multiple open positions within the ensemble: Friday, September 30, 2022 Section Bass Section Cello Saturday, October 1, 2022 Section Viola Trombone 2 Sunday, October 2, 2022 Clarinet 2 Oboe 2 Interested candidates should send a resume […]

Read More

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award Application Opens for 2022 with Enhanced Prize and Celebrated Jury

Bangor & Rockland, Maine — The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award, now in its fourth year, is offering a $25,000 commission with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra through a juried national competition. The 2022 jury includes Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison, the groundbreaking composer Chen Yi, and acclaimed conductor André Raphel.  In its first three years, the award […]

Read More

Announcing the BSO’s 127th Season

Highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, world premieres by Wabanaki music-keeper Firefly and Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs, and return of The Nutcracker Bangor, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced an ambitious slate of programs for its 2022-2023 season on Monday as the organization continues to chart a course through the Covid-19 pandemic. Music Director and […]

Read More

BSO Joins 4th of July On the Waterfront

Kiwanis International presents; July 4th, 2022 Celebration and Chords for Cure XXV to be held at the new Maine Savings Amphitheater – an evening of music and fireworks featuring: The Bangor Symphony Orchestra Dakota & The Stone Doctors BANGOR, Maine – The Queen City’s own Dakota, The Stone Doctors and The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will […]

Read More