Special Events

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor
Admission: Free. Please RSVP online.

Join us as we Kickoff ARTober Bangor’s Celebration of Art & Culture and host a community open house for the new Bangor Arts Exchange (BAE) in the historic Nichols Block! Learn about BAE and all the wonderful events happening across the city for the month of October, and enjoy a showcase of Bangor arts organizations, including the BSO and BSYO.


Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor
Admission: $20 including lunch. Register online or call (207) 942-5555 ext.1

Go deep into the music with Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman, Executive Director Brian Hinrichs, and guest commentator Dr. Stuart Marrs from the University of Maine. Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique marked a turning point in orchestral composition, telling a grand tale through music with startling new ideas. Learn the story behind the music, and discover why musicians and audiences alike keep returning to Symphonie Fantastique. Optional reading materials will be distributed in advance.


Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor
Admission: Free

The BSO’s Juniper String Quartet performs spooky tunes from classical and popular music in our Fall KinderConcert geared towards young audiences. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and an Instrument Petting Zoo starting at 2 p.m. as part of the Downtown Bangor Trick or Treat festivities!


Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor
Admission$125 per person

Music returns to the grand ballroom of the Nichols Block as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra embarks on a new downtown venture. Celebrate with an elegant dinner by Basil Creek Catering, complimentary beer and wine, and music by conductor Lucas Richman and guest violinist Rachel Lee Priday. A percentage of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation to the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, supporting our efforts to bring the Nichols Block ballroom back to life with music and the arts as the Bangor Arts Exchange.