Applications Open for 2nd Annual Composer Award

Rockland, ME – The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announced today a call for applications for the 2nd Annual Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award, with a deadline of August 15th. The awardee will receive a $20,000 commission to create a new orchestral work, to be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during its 2021-22 Season. The jury will again […]

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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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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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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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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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BSO moving to historic building in downtown Bangor

BSO will utilize three floors of Nichols Block building for rehearsals, special performances, educational activities, and administrative offices Building including grand ballroom will be hub of arts activity downtown known as the Bangor Arts Exchange, with Launchpad and Bangor Ballet sub-leasing from BSO Bangor, ME – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is returning to downtown Bangor. […]

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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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