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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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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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COVID-19 Cancellations and Response

Updated 04/07/2020 – Following directives from the University of Maine and recommendations from the State of Maine CDC, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra is cancelling the following upcoming events and performances: Symphony Soiree, March 21, 2020 (Collins Center for the Arts) Sounds of the Sea, March 22, 2020 (Collins Center for the¬†Arts) BSYO Spring Concert, March […]

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Reinaldo Moya Receives Inaugural Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award

Rockland, ME ‚Äď The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to award Reinaldo Moya from Northfield, MN its inaugural $20,000 Composer Award. With the Award, Moya will create a new work to be performed during the Bangor Symphony Orchestra‚Äôs 2020-2021 season. Moya was selected through a juried national competition and chosen from over 335 applicants. Moya states, […]

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Benjamin Hochman Returns

Bangor, ME ‚ÄstThe Bangor Symphony Orchestra‚Äôs 124th¬†season continues on Sunday, November 10th¬†with a program focused on the music of Brahms and Prokofiev. The concert opens with the¬†Academic Festival Overture¬†by Brahms, with members of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras joining the¬†BSO¬†for a special side-by-side performance of the piece. This unique collaboration highlights Music Director Lucas Richman‚Äôs […]

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