Symphony News

Announcing the BSO’s 127th Season

Highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, world premieres by Wabanaki music-keeper Firefly and Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs, and return of The Nutcracker Bangor, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced an ambitious slate of programs for its 2022-2023 season on Monday as the organization continues to chart a course through the Covid-19 pandemic. Music Director and […]

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BSO Joins 4th of July On the Waterfront

Kiwanis International presents; July 4th, 2022 Celebration and Chords for Cure XXV to be held at the new Maine Savings Amphitheater – an evening of music and fireworks featuring: The Bangor Symphony Orchestra Dakota & The Stone Doctors BANGOR, Maine – The Queen City’s own Dakota, The Stone Doctors and The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will […]

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BSO Announces 125th Anniversary Endowment Campaign

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announced Tuesday a campaign to raise $1.25 million for the organization’s endowment fund, in recognition of the orchestra’s recent 125th anniversary. At a press conference Tuesday, Executive Director Brian Hinrichs shared that the campaign had raised $1.1 million to date and was now turning to the community […]

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Italian Pianist Debuts and Bernard “Billy” Miller Retires in Season Finale

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra concludes its 126th season on Sunday, April 10th with a program featuring Italian pianist Roberto Plano in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, alongside festive works by Dvořák and Borodin led by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman. The season finale will also be percussionist Bernard “Billy” Miller’s last performance with the orchestra, […]

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Weather Update: Concert is On!

Update as of 1/30/2022, 11:11 a.m. Today’s performance of “Revolutionaries: Mozart / Saint-Georges” is proceeding as scheduled, 3 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. Thank you to the University of Maine Facilities team and the Collins Center for the Arts for clearing lots and walkways so efficiently and effectively! If you are unable […]

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Kenneth Fuchs Named 3rd Annual Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award Recipient

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to announce Kenneth Fuchs is the recipient of its 3rd annual $20,000 Composer Award.  With the Award, Fuchs will create a new work to be performed in 2023 by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Fuchs, a Grammy Award-winning composer and professor of composition at the University of Connecticut, was selected through a juried national […]

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Return Concert Features World Premiere, Celebratory Program

Bangor, ME – After performing exclusively for digital viewers for the last 20 months, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra is welcoming audiences back to the Collins Center for the Arts for the start of its 126th season. The return concert on Sunday, October 10th at 3pm will feature the music of Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten […]

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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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