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Bangor Symphony Orchestra

November 24, 2018

Opportunities for young people


The 2019 Bangor Symphony Orchestra invites students in grades 3 – 8 to attending the Young People’s Concert at the Collins Center for the Arts: Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Lucas Richman, Music Director and Conductor for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, has made it his mission to instill in young children the awareness of music as an integral part of their lives. This year’s concert theme is “Orchestral Stories”. Each selection will display how composers use the orchestra to tell a story through the unique arrangements of musical notes, gestures and instrumentation. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathrustra
  • Lucas Richman – Playground Escapades
  • TBD – Winner of the Maine High School Concerto Competition
  • Paul Schoop – The Wishing Tree
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Allegro con brio from Symphony no. 5
  • Leonard Bernstein – Mambo from West Side Story

The hour-long education and music program is supplemented with an instructional packet for students and teachers providing information about the orchestra and the selections that will be featured. Concerts are open to public, private, and homeschooled children.

Tickets are $3 each for students and teachers. We will fulfill orders on a first come, first serve basis.Reservations should be requested by Friday, March 30, 2019, and can be made by phone, fax, or mail.

Box Office
5746 Collins Center for the Arts
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5746
Phone: 207.581.1755 Toll free: 800.622.8499 Fax: 207.581.4690


Have a BSO musician come to your classroom! You are invited to be part of a pilot program that would bring a BSO musician to your classroom prior to the Young People’s Concert to give a personal introduction to the symphony and a brief overview of the concert you will be attending. There is no cost for YPC attendees for this program. Availability of musicians for a potential visit may be limited and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, please email


Please spread the word to eligible students that the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra is holding Winter Admission Auditions on January 10th. Please click here for more information or to apply. Winds, brass, strings and percussion all needed.


Deadline for applications for the Maine High School Concerto Competition is coming up on January 18th. Click here for more information or to apply.

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