The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently announced its plans for its 2021-22 season, marking the return of the ensemble to live performances, in person, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, at the Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road, in Orono. In its 126th season, the orchestra will present five classical concerts and other special events, including three world premieres, in what is called a season of celebration and renewal.
“We were extremely grateful that we were able to involve our musicians in various online presentations throughout the pandemic, but we deeply missed performing live for our audience,” said BSO Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman in an orchestra press release. “This new season features the entire orchestra for the first time in almost two years, and the music we’ve chosen takes advantage of that, advancing our art form while bringing comfort and inspiration to our community. “
Highlights for the season include world premieres by award-winning Ellis-Beauregard Foundation composers Reinaldo Moya and Jessica Meyer, and the long-delayed premiere of Richman’s The Warming Sea, presented by the Maine Science Festival. The concerts will also include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Piano Concerto No. 4; a joint exploration of the works of Mozart and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges; Stravinsky’s Firebird suite; and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Guest artists include internationally renowned pianists Joyce Yang and Roberto Plano, Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist Mark Kosower, BSO principal bassoon Wren Saunders and Maine mountain dulcimer player Pam Weeks, who will perform in Blackberry Winter. by Conni Ellisor.
Seasonal subscriptions are on sale, starting at $ 45 for new subscribers. All in-person subscribers will automatically receive digital access to concerts, and digital subscriptions are also available for purchase separately.
For more information visit bangorsymphony.org.