Symphony News

BSO Announces Recent Hires

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce 10 new members following the organization’s first auditions since 2019, as well as appointments based on prior auditions. Dr. Stuart Marrs, percussion, has held numerous roles with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during his three decade tenure at the University of Maine as a professor of […]

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BSO to Hold Auditions for Multiple Positions

Bangor, ME — This week, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced it would be holding auditions in September and October for multiple open positions within the ensemble: Friday, September 30, 2022 Section Bass Section Cello Saturday, October 1, 2022 Section Viola Trombone 2 Sunday, October 2, 2022 Clarinet 2 Oboe 2 Interested candidates should send a resume […]

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Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award Application Opens for 2022 with Enhanced Prize and Celebrated Jury

Bangor & Rockland, Maine — The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award, now in its fourth year, is offering a $25,000 commission with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra through a juried national competition. The 2022 jury includes Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison, the groundbreaking composer Chen Yi, and acclaimed conductor AndrĂ© Raphel.  In its first three years, the award […]

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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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