Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 120th season continues on Sunday, November 22, 2015 with a 3 p.m. performance at the Collins Center for the Arts. The program titled “Beethoven & Friends” will be led by BSO Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman and features works by Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven.
The concert will open with Haydn’s rarely performed Il Ritorno di Tobia Overture, followed by Schubert’s famous Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.” The Schubert was performed on the opening concert of the BSO’s very first season in 1896, and the work itself is marking the 150th anniversary of its belated premiere.
The program concludes with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, featuring violinist Elena Urioste. Recently named a BBC New Generation Artist, Ms. Urioste first came to national prominence as a winner of the Sphinx Competition, and her recent debut performances with the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra were praised by three separate critics for their “hypnotic delicacy,” “expressive poise,” and “lyrical sensitivity.”
This concert is sponsored by the BSO’s longtime partner Husson University. “Husson University believes in the importance of enriching students’ lives through education that leads to career success. We also support a wide variety of cultural experiences that help broaden students’ understanding of their world. Here in Bangor, these cultural experiences can be found in many places, including the Gracie Theatre, the Robert E. White Gallery, and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. A diverse cultural and global perspective is an important part of personal development,” says Husson University President Dr. Robert A. Clark.
A pre-concert talk will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday before the performance at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. Tickets range from $19 to $45 and are available at bangorsymphony.org or by phone at (800) 622-TIXX. Student tickets are available for $13.
The night before the concert, lovers of classical music and beer will be delighted to attend the launch of Maestro’s Marzen, a special edition lager brewed by Geaghan Brothers Brewing to commemorate the BSO’s 120th anniversary. Elena Urioste will be in attendance, and tickets are just $10, including one pour, with proceeds benefiting the symphony. The event will take place at the GBB facility in Brewer at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit bsobrew.brownpapertickets.com.