Symphony News

Announcing the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announced today the formation of a new award for composers of classical music, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award. The Foundation has put out an open call for applications, with a deadline of August 1st. The awardee will receive a $20,000 commission to create a new orchestral work, to be […]

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Media You May Have Missed

Bangor, ME — It has been a busy spring at the BSO. Here are some wonderful videos from local media and our own Facebook page you may have missed, highlighting Lucas Richman’s new contract and our work in education with the annual Young People’s Concerts, sponsored by the Onion Foundation and Maine Savings. NEWS CENTER MAINE […]

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Richman Extends Contract, 2019-2020 Season Announced

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced an ambitious 2019-2020 season on Sunday. The new season is the Orchestra’s 124th and marks Lucas Richman’s 10th as music director and conductor. In a boon for the organization and the community, Richman has just signed a 5 year contract extension with the BSO Board of Directors. “My years […]

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Candide To Feature Stellar Cast of Guest Artists

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. […]

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Weather Update for Concert on February 24, 2019

Bangor, ME — The following is a message from Executive Director Brian Hinrichs: “BSO staff have been monitoring various forecasts for Sunday, February 24, 2019, the date of our Masterworks concert featuring works by Shostakovich and Schumann. Based on the latest predictions of 3” or less of snow for the greater Bangor area from the National […]

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Five Questions with Nicholas Canellakis

Bangor, ME — Cellist Nicholas Canellakis makes his Bangor Symphony Orchestra debut on Sunday, February 24th with Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor. Hailed as a “superb young soloist” by The New Yorker, Mr. Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Before his […]

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String Serenade to Welcome Furloughed Government Employees

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks concert series continues on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with String Serenade, a program featuring diverse works for string orchestra led by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman. Joining arts organizations and local businesses around the state and country, the BSO will offer free tickets to the performance for furloughed […]

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Fun Downtown with BSO and Arts Partners

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announces two unique events highlighting creative collaborations among Bangor’s arts organizations. Winter Wigout Dance Party Saturday, January 25, 2019 at 8pm Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom, 193 Exchange St, Bangor Get decked-out for a wigtastic evening of dancing and wig-wearing reverie! $7 admission benefits the UMaine Museum of Art Alliance […]

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Five Questions with Alon Goldstein

Bangor, ME — Internationally acclaimed pianist Alon Goldstein opens the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 123rd season with a performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G on Sunday, October 7th. We caught up with Alon before his visit to get the inside scoop on what to expect! BSO: Hello, Alon! You last performed with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in […]

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BSO Receives The Wilma Award from the Collins Center for the Arts

Orono, ME — On Saturday, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra was named the 2018 recipient of The Wilma Award by the Collins Center for the Arts. Named after longtime Bangor arts patron Wilma Bradford–a loyal BSO attendee and supporter for almost 70 years–The Wilma Award celebrates an organization or individual who has shown extraordinary commitment to […]

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