BSO Announces Return to Live Concerts for 126th Season

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for its 2021-2022 season, marking the ensemble’s return to live, in-person performances at the Collins Center for the Arts. For its 126th season, the BSO will present five classical concerts and additional special events, including three world premieres, in what is being called a season […]

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125th Anniversary Season Goes Digital

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is announcing new plans for its 125th anniversary season. The Symphony’s five classical concerts are moving online, with new programming to meet gathering limits and social distancing requirements for the orchestra. The performances will be filmed without an audience and released through a new online platform from February […]

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BSO Releases Digital Premiere of “Hope Begins With Truth”

Bangor, ME — In March 2020, the long anticipated premiere of Lucas Richman’s The Warming Sea was thwarted by COVID-19. Now, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Maine Science Festival have released a digital performance of the work’s concluding anthem, “Hope Begins With Truth”, recorded remotely by BSO musicians and guests from around the country. Viewers […]

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BSO Announces 125th Season

Bangor, ME – 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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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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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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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’s 124th and marks Lucas Richman’s 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. “My years […]

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Announcing the 2017-18 Season

Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra left audiences excited for next fall yesterday with the announcement of its 2017-2018 season, the orchestra’s 122nd. The new season offers the range of programming that audiences have come to expect from the BSO’s Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman: audience favorites and rarely performed masterpieces alongside […]

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