Masterworks IV

Pride to Prejudice: Shostakovitch 5

March 23, 2025 at 3pm
Collins Center for the Arts


  • Elgar | Pomp and Circumstance No. 1
  • Keith Fitch | World Premiere, 2024 Ellis Beauregard Foundation Composer Award Recipient
  • Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5

The fourth Masterworks concert on March 23, 2025 highlights the fifth symphony of Shostakovich and also presents a world premiere by Keith Fitch, winner of the Ellis Beauregard Foundation 2024 Composer award. This concert will also feature a unique “Side-by-Side” performance for the BSYO Philharmonic, fostering a direct connection between young musicians and professionals. “We are thrilled to be able to have our Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra perform onstage for our Masterworks series,” said Richman.

About Lucas:

GRAMMY award-winning conductor/composer Lucas Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and held the position as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2015. Resident/Assistant Conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1998-2004, he has also appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Recent guest conducting highlights included debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Stamford Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem. Mr. Richman’s numerous collaborations with film composers as their conductor has yielded recorded scores for such films as the Academy Award-nominated The Village (with violinist, Hilary Hahn), As Good As It Gets, Face/Off, Se7en, Breakdown, The Manchurian Candidate, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and The House with a Clock in its Walls; in 2010, John Williams invited him to lead the three-month national summer tour of Star Wars in Concert. As a composer, Mr. Richman’s music has been performed by over two hundred orchestras across the United States and has been recorded by organizations such as the San Diego Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Debussy Trio. For more information, visit

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