ORONO, Maine — Single tickets are now available for purchase for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 117th season, which starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with a concert at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts.
The season will open with “American in Paris,” an all-American program featuring George Gershwin’s celebrated “American in Paris.” The program for the Oct. 7 concert, which will be conducted by Bangor Symphony Music Director Lucas Richman, includes Barber’s Violin Concerto with soloist Sheryl Staples, who is the principal associate concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Copland’s “An Outdoor Adventure;” the world premiere of Richman’s composition “Isaeum,” which he composed in memory of composer Kay Gardner, who lived in Maine for many years before her death in 2002; and Gardner’s own “Quiet Harbor.”
The BSO season will continue Nov. 4 with a “Heroic Beethoven” program, followed by “Bach, Mozart, Mahler” on Jan. 27 and “Vivaldi’s Four Season” on March 3. The season will finish with “Dvorak’s Stabat Mater,” on April 14. The BSO will again team with the Robinson Ballet and Bangor Area Children’s Choir for Nutcracker performances Dec. 15-16. The BSO also will co-present with the Collins Center a Pops tribute to Frank Sinatra, “Simply Sinatra,” starring Las Vegas performer Steve Lippia.