BSO Announces Return to Live Concerts for 126th Season

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for its 2021-2022 season, marking the ensemble’s return to live, in-person performances at the Collins Center for the Arts. For its 126th season, the BSO will present five classical concerts and additional special events, including three world premieres, in what is being called a season […]

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Digital Season Recap

Bangor, ME – What a year it has been! As we approach the end of the 2020-21 season, we’d like to memorialize the triumphs, the challenges, the artistic partners, and more that made it a year to remember. THANK YOU to Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman and the BSO musicians for creatively responding to program […]

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125th Anniversary Season Goes Digital

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is announcing new plans for its 125th anniversary season. The Symphony’s five classical concerts are moving online, with new programming to meet gathering limits and social distancing requirements for the orchestra. The performances will be filmed without an audience and released through a new online platform from February […]

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BSO Releases Digital Premiere of “Hope Begins With Truth”

Bangor, ME — In March 2020, the long anticipated premiere of Lucas Richman’s The Warming Sea was thwarted by COVID-19. Now, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Maine Science Festival have released a digital performance of the work’s concluding anthem, “Hope Begins With Truth”, recorded remotely by BSO musicians and guests from around the country. Viewers […]

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Update on 125th Season

Bangor, ME — We want you to know that is our greatest hope that we can all be together again soon, experiencing the power of live orchestral music.  Meanwhile, due to the ongoing pandemic, we at the BSO are in the process of reimagining our previously announced 125th anniversary season, set to begin in January. We […]

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Update on The Nutcracker

Bangor, ME —  Due to the ongoing restrictions on indoor gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet and Bangor Area Youth Choirs. This is the only safe choice for our community at this time, and for […]

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Support Maine’s Non-Profit Performing Arts Industry

An Open Letter from Maine’s Non-Profit Performing Arts Leaders Non-Profit Performing Arts Organizations are the cornerstones of Maine’s Arts and Cultural Tourism Economy in communities throughout the state but whether or not we will be here to support those communities after COVID-19 remains unknown.  The performing arts play a central role in the civic and […]

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Applications Open for 2nd Annual Composer Award

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announced today a call for applications for the 2nd Annual Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award, with a deadline of August 15th. The awardee will receive a $20,000 commission to create a new orchestral work, to be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during its 2021-22 Season. The jury will again […]

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BSO Announces 125th Season

Bangor, ME – Known as one of the longest continually operating orchestras in the United States, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced plans Monday for its 125th Anniversary Season. The Masterworks season will kick-off on January 31st, 2021, as the organization takes time to lay the groundwork for a safe return to the stage in light […]

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