Symphony News

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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Applications Open for 2nd Annual Composer Award

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announced today a call for applications for the 2nd Annual Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award, with a deadline of August 15th. The awardee will receive a $20,000 commission to create a new orchestral work, to be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during its 2021-22 Season. The jury will again […]

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BSO Announces 125th Season

Bangor, ME – Known as one of the longest continually operating orchestras in the United States, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced plans Monday for its 125th Anniversary Season. The Masterworks season will kick-off on January 31st, 2021, as the organization takes time to lay the groundwork for a safe return to the stage in light […]

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Calming Playlist

We are thinking creatively about how we can put our musical knowledge to use for friends of the BSO during this time! Today, we offer you a playlist of calming classical music custom made for you via Spotify. You’ll recognize some music recently performed by the BSO, alongside familiar favorites and new discoveries. Enjoy, we […]

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Musical Activities at Home

We know many families are stuck at home right now and looking for a range of educational activities. Let us help! Here are five fun and creative ways to stay musical at home, as well as a list of online resources for more ideas.  Make your own instrument! From a simple shaker to a coat-hanger […]

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BSO Plays On

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our operations, the BSO is developing new ways to engage with our audiences, including the launch of a new video series from our musicians titled “Artists in Residence”. We appreciate your support and patience! Please enjoy the following videos, resources, broadcasts, and  playlists to keep the BSO in […]

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