Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra continues its season long celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial with a program featuring selections from the composer’s masterpiece of operetta, Candide, on Sunday, April 7th. The concert’s first half will highlight diverse works by William Grant Still and Joan Tower, as well as a new piece by Lucas Richman.
A stellar cast from the worlds of opera and musical theater will bring Candide to life, including Metropolitan Opera Artist Aaron Blake in the title role and Amy Maples as Cunegonde. Christopher Sanders (BSO’s Carmina Burana, 2014) and Kelly Lester (BSO’s Celebrating Women, 2017, and Penobscot Theatre Company’s Spitfire Grill, 2018) make return appearances, and tenor Boris Van Druff makes his BSO debut. The University of Maine Singers and Oratorio Society join in the collaboration, conducted by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman.
Aaron Blake recently earned raves for his performance as Candide with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; in May, he appears with the Metropolitan Opera in Dialogues des Carmélites.
This concert and related educational programming is made possible with the support of Deighan Wealth Advisors and the Davis Family Foundation.
General Ticket Information
Tickets, including all fees, start at $20 for adults and $15 for students. Families with children 18-and-under may take advantage of the Know Your Orchestra! Voucher Program for further discounted tickets. Purchase through the Collins Center for the Arts Box Office by phone at 1-800-622-TIXX and online at bangorsymphony.org. The UBS Pre-Concert Talk will take
- Bernstein Centennial Film Screening: West Side Story [Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange, Free Admission]
- BSO Deep Dives: Bernstein’s Candide [Friday, April 5, 12 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange, $20 Per Person]
- Annual Dr. Maurice P. King and Constance King Barnes Master Class [Friday, April 5, 4:30 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange, Free Admission]
- All special event details at bangorsymphony.org/events
Cast members and Lucas Richman will be available for TV interviews at the Bangor Arts Exchange the morning of Friday, April 5. Please contact Brian Hinrichs at email@example.com to schedule an interview, for additional comment, or for high resolution images.