Announcing the BSO’s 127th Season

Highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, world premieres by Wabanaki music-keeper Firefly and Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs, and return of The Nutcracker Bangor, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced an ambitious slate of programs for its 2022-2023 season on Monday as the organization continues to chart a course through the Covid-19 pandemic. Music Director and […]

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Italian Pianist Debuts and Bernard “Billy” Miller Retires in Season Finale

Bangor, ME — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra concludes its 126th season on Sunday, April 10th with a program featuring Italian pianist Roberto Plano in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, alongside festive works by Dvořák and Borodin led by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman. The season finale will also be percussionist Bernard “Billy” Miller’s last performance with the orchestra, […]

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Return Concert Features World Premiere, Celebratory Program

Bangor, ME – After performing exclusively for digital viewers for the last 20 months, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra is welcoming audiences back to the Collins Center for the Arts for the start of its 126th season. The return concert on Sunday, October 10th at 3pm will feature the music of Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten […]

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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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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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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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