Benjamin Hochman Returns

Bangor, ME ‚ÄstThe Bangor Symphony Orchestra‚Äôs 124th¬†season continues on Sunday, November 10th¬†with a program focused on the music of Brahms and Prokofiev. The concert opens with the¬†Academic Festival Overture¬†by Brahms, with members of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras joining the¬†BSO¬†for a special side-by-side performance of the piece. This unique collaboration highlights Music Director Lucas Richman‚Äôs commitment to education over the course of his 10 seasons in Bangor, and the¬†Academic Festival Overture¬†is also the first piece he conducted as a 16-year-old student at Tanglewood.

The program continues when pianist Benjamin Hochman returns eight years after his¬†BSO¬†debut to perform Prokofiev‚Äôs¬†Piano Concerto No. 3. Hochman has performed around the world in venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center since his last performance with the¬†BSO, with¬†The New York Times¬†writing, ‚ÄúClassical music doesn‚Äôt get better than this.‚ÄĚ Earlier this month, his debut album with the English Chamber Orchestra was released.

The program concludes with contrasting works: a new piece by Lucas Richman commissioned at the 2019 Symphony Soiree, and the passion-filled Symphony No. 3 by Brahms.

The BSO’s Masterworks II: Brahms & Prokofiev takes place Sunday, November 10th  at 3 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Maine, Orono. The UBS Pre-Concert Lecture takes place at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $46 plus box office fees, with student tickets at $10. Available online at bangorsymphony.org or at 1-800-622-TIXX. This concert is made possible with support of Robert and Molly Nagle.

*** To schedule artist interviews, please contact Brian Hinrichs at brian@bangorsymphony.org or 207.942.5555 ext.1. High resolution photos of Benjamin Hochman are available at: benjaminhochman.com/artist.php?view=dpk **