Bangor Symphony Orchestra Announces Winners of the 43rd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bangor, Maine – February 17, 2024 Bangor Symphony Orchestra Announces Winners of the 43rd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the winners of its 43rd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition. This annual competition underscores the Symphony’s commitment to fostering musical talent and providing […]

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra Announces Mitchell Newman as New Concertmaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2024 Bangor Symphony Orchestra Announces Mitchell Newman as New Concertmaster Bangor, Maine – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) proudly announces the appointment of Mitchell Newman as its permanent Concertmaster. This significant appointment follows Newman’s impactful tenure as Interim Concertmaster, a period marked by exemplary leadership and artistic contributions. Lucas Richman, […]

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Old and new music dazzle in unforgettable Bangor symphony concert

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Music Director Lucas Richman combined music written in the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries for  a stunning concert Jan. 28 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. Entitled, “Past, Present, Future: Bach and Beyond,” the performance of a new work by Nathan Shields and the performance by guest piano soloist Awadagin […]

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Keith Fitch Named Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award Recipient

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to award Keith Fitch from Cleveland Heights, OH its annual $50,000 Composer Award.  With the Award, Fitch will create a new work to be performed during the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 season. Fitch was selected through a juried national competition and chosen from over 304 applicants. “I […]

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Star-crossed lovers come to life in Bangor Symphony concert

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michal Novak Bangor Daily News, November 20, 2023 by Judy Harrison Doomed lovers were the focus of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s extraordinarily fine concert Sunday at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. The program, titled “Star-Crossed: Romeo and Juliet,” included “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Claude Debussy, […]

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BSO Announces 2023-2024 Season of Discovery and Connection

Bangor, ME — Following a triumphant, sold-out season finale on Sunday, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced plans for its 2023-2024 season, the organization’s 128th. Leaning into the themes of discovery and connection, Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman has programmed concerts that continue the organization’s commitment to new music and underrepresented composers, while bringing audience favorites to light […]

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