BSO 120th season

BANGOR — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently announced plans for its 120th season, which will begin with pianist Jeffrey Biegel on Sept. 27. Biegel will perform BSO Conductor Lucas Richman’s “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth,” written for Beigel and recently recorded by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a forthcoming release on Albany Records.

the BSO will be joined by violinist Elena Urioste, who will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major on Nov. 22.

Trumpeter George Vosburgh will be featured in Hummel’s Concerto for Trumpet in E major on Jan. 24, 2016.

The BSO’s 2015-2016 Masterworks season will conclude with Puccini’s “La Bohème” on April 24, 2016. The production will be directed by stage and screen director, and actor Loren Lester, and will feature bass-baritone Eric Mihan, owner of the Bangor Wine and Cheese Company, in the supporting role of Colline.

The BSO’s annual Pops presentation, An Evening of Romance with Noel Paul Stookey. will offer a date-night opportunity for symphony-goers on Feb. 13, 2016.

The Nutcracker will  return to the Collins Center on Dec. 19 and 20, when the BSO and Robinson Ballet partner again to bring holiday magic to families across the region.

For information about a season subscription to the BSO, call the Collins Center for the Arts box office at 581-1755. Details and order forms also are available at

Open House

NEWBURGH — Windover Art Center will host its annual Open House 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Windover, 3001 Kennebec Road. Tours will focus on Windover’s various studios, including darkroom, pottery and glass bead studios. Windover instructors will provide demonstrations, including the building-sized pinhole camera, pottery-on-the-wheel and much more. For information, call 234-4503 or email

Coalition for the Arts

ORONO — Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts, also known as OSCAr, is an organization of community volunteers supporting arts experiences for Orono students.  There are no dues.

Since its founding a few years ago, OSCAr has contributed more than $8,000 directly to school arts programs in Orono.

Since OSCAr’s scholarship program started two years ago, it has given more than $2,000 in scholarships to students in grades four through 12 to help defray costs for arts experiences at college, camp, lessons, instrument rentals or repair, and much more. The Orono Arts Cafe is the sole source of these scholarship funds.

Last year, more than 100 individuals pitched in to help OSCAr’s efforts. Some of the volunteers don’t have children, or children in Orono schools, but they assisted at school and community concerts, plays, art exhibits, Music for Newtown, the monthly Orono Arts Cafe and other activities celebrating arts in education.

OSCAr is seeking volunteers. The organization will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the vestry of the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street to determine the future of OSCAr and to set a path for continuing its work.

For information or to find out how to volunteer, email