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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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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 ‚ÄstThe 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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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Richman Extends Contract, 2019-2020 Season Announced

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced an ambitious 2019-2020 season on Sunday. The new season is the Orchestra‚Äôs 124th¬†and marks Lucas Richman‚Äôs 10th¬†as music director and conductor. In a boon for the organization and the community, Richman has just signed a 5 year contract extension with the BSO Board of Directors. ‚ÄúMy years […]

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Candide To Feature Stellar Cast of Guest Artists

Bangor, ME ‚ÄstThe Bangor Symphony Orchestra continues its season long celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial with a program featuring selections from the composer‚Äôs masterpiece of operetta,¬†Candide, on Sunday, April 7th. The concert‚Äôs first half will highlight diverse works by William Grant Still and Joan Tower, as well as a new piece by Lucas Richman. […]

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Weather Update for Concert on February 24, 2019

Bangor, ME¬†— The following is a message from Executive Director Brian Hinrichs: “BSO staff have been monitoring various forecasts for Sunday, February 24, 2019, the date of our Masterworks concert featuring works by Shostakovich and Schumann. Based on the latest predictions of 3” or less of snow for the greater Bangor area from the National […]

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