Symphony News

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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125th Anniversary Season Goes Digital

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is announcing new plans for its 125th anniversary season. The Symphony’s five classical concerts are moving online, with new programming to meet gathering limits and social distancing requirements for the orchestra. The performances will be filmed without an audience and released through a new online platform from February […]

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BSO Releases Digital Premiere of “Hope Begins With Truth”

Bangor, ME — In March 2020, the long anticipated premiere of Lucas Richman’s The Warming Sea was thwarted by COVID-19. Now, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Maine Science Festival have released a digital performance of the work’s concluding anthem, “Hope Begins With Truth”, recorded remotely by BSO musicians and guests from around the country. Viewers […]

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Update on 125th Season

Bangor, ME — We want you to know that is our greatest hope that we can all be together again soon, experiencing the power of live orchestral music.  Meanwhile, due to the ongoing pandemic, we at the BSO are in the process of reimagining our previously announced 125th anniversary season, set to begin in January. We […]

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Update on The Nutcracker

Bangor, ME —  Due to the ongoing restrictions on indoor gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet and Bangor Area Youth Choirs. This is the only safe choice for our community at this time, and for […]

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Support Maine’s Non-Profit Performing Arts Industry

An Open Letter from Maine’s Non-Profit Performing Arts Leaders Non-Profit Performing Arts Organizations are the cornerstones of Maine’s Arts and Cultural Tourism Economy in communities throughout the state but whether or not we will be here to support those communities after COVID-19 remains unknown.  The performing arts play a central role in the civic and […]

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