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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:53

Celebrating Lucas! A 2019-20 BSO season preview

BANGOR – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, led by musical director and conductor Lucas Richman, is set to kick off its 124th season next month.

The BSO is one of the cultural cornerstones of our region. It has the lengthiest history of any of our area’s arts organizations. Indeed, it has one of the lengthiest histories of any community orchestra in the entire country, bringing music to the Bangor masses since the waning days of the 19th century.

The 2019-2020 season features the symphony’s standard selection of excellence, with the six shows of the Masterworks series taking place at the Collins Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Maine. Other BSO traditions will continue to be observed as well – their beloved partnership with the Robinson Ballet on a production of “The Nutcracker” will happen in December, while their annual Pops concert (titled “Music of the Knights” for reasons that will soon be made clear) has moved from its usual slot in March into late May.

It also marks the tenth year in the tenure of the BSO’s music director and conductor Lucas Richman; this season is intended to celebrate his time here in Bangor, with original works and performances from the man himself along with the usual excellence of the orchestra and its guest artists.

In addition, thanks to the symphony’s partnership with the Bangor Arts Exchange, the BSO is also providing a wealth of smaller-scale programming over the course of the year, with numerous events – many of them free to the public – taking place in the BAE building, located on Exchange Street in downtown Bangor.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 14:48

Season’s greetings from area stages

If your holiday tradition involves taking in a show, you’re in luck – performances abound.

Area performing arts groups are bringing a wealth of holiday shows to local stages over the coming weeks. From longstanding traditions to fun new experiences to beloved classics, all manner of Yuletide fun will be treading the boards. No matter what kind of showgoing experience you’re looking for this season, you’ll be able to find it.

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BSO’s annual Pops concert to feature “The Wonderful Music of Oz”

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:03

Some macabre music from the BSO

Bangor Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 122nd season

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:32

The arts are expanding on Exchange Street

Bangor Arts Exchange coming to historic Nichols Block

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ORONO – Music from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is coming to the Collins Center for the Arts stage.

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is presenting “The Music of Star Wars” for two performances at the CCA, located on the University of Maine campus. The shows are taking place on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 3 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:06

Celebrate the arts with ARTober

Month-long event shines spotlight on Bangor's arts and culture

BANGOR The creative culture of a place often serves as a major catalyst for revitalization. The past decade has seen that energy permeate the City of Bangor, where we've seen a boom in cultural excitement exciting new restaurants and interesting shops and a wealth of artistic and entertainment options.

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KINGFIELD - Early bird tickets for the 14th annual Kingfield POPS featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra are available now at select locations in Franklin County. The POPS is a delightful mixture of music and magic that brings together family and friends, young and old, for a wonderful night of entertainment.

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ORONO On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3 p.m., cellist Inbal Segev, known for her 'warm, pure and beautiful tone' (Strings Magazine) will perform as guest soloist in Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in concert at Collins Center for the Arts (2 Flagstaff Road), led by Music Director Lucas Richman. The program will also include Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Segev will conduct a master class on Friday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts. It will be free and open to the public.

Segev has worked closely with Richman in the past, most recently performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on the world premiere recording of his 'Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra,' which appeared on his album 'IN TRUTH: Lucas Richman,' released on Albany Records in September 2015. Segev gave the world premiere of Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra in May 2013 with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Richman.

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra violinist Sascha Zaburdaeva, Lincoln educator and Bangor Band assistant conductor Trevor Marcho to share duties

BANGOR The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO), an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO), has appointed Sascha Zaburdaeva and Trevor Marcho as interim conductors following the departure of conductor Gina Provenzano in June. Provenzano relocated to Michigan with her family.

'Sascha and Trevor emerged from the search process as the best candidates to carry out the BSYO's mission of providing students with high-quality ensemble experiences in an encouraging environment,' said BSO executive director Brian Hinrichs. 'They are both highly-regarded in our community for their work with young people and exceptional musicians on top of that.' Zaburdaeva will lead the BSYO's Prelude String Orchestra and Marcho will lead the Prelude Wind Ensemble, both typically for students from ages 11 to 13. Marcho will also lead the Philharmonic Orchestra for advanced students, typically from ages 14 to 18. Both conductors will work closely with BSO music director and conductor Lucas Richman to develop the BSYO's programs and educational goals for the coming season.

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