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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 – 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’s 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 – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 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’s […]

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Five Questions with SooBeen Lee

Bangor, ME — Korean violin prodigy SooBeen Lee makes her Bangor Symphony Orchestra (and Maine) debut on Sunday, October 6th, performing Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasie and James Newton Howard’s The Village Romance. We ask her five questions below, and she offers a preview of what’s to come as well! BSO: We are so excited to have you join us! […]

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Richman’s 10th Season Opens With Two Firsts

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its 124th season and the 10th anniversary season of Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman with a world premiere and the local debut of one of the world’s most celebrated violin prodigies. At its first Masterworks concert of the new season on October 6th, the BSO will spotlight […]

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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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