The Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was founded in 1896, making it one of the oldest continuously operating orchestras in the U.S. The BSO annually presents five classical concerts; a Nutcracker collaboration with the Robinson Ballet and Bangor Area Children’s Choir, two local nonprofit arts organizations; a Pops concert; educational outreach programs to K-12 schools; the BSO Maine High School Concerto Competition; the Dr. Maurice P. King Master Class; a preconcert lecture series; and youth concerts for school groups. The Gracie Theatre is the concert venue for the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO) and the BSO offices are on the Husson campus, providing a rich partnership between the two organizations. During the summer of 2012 the BSO made a recording with Noel Paul Stookey, the “Paul” of Peter, Paul and Mary, at the Gracie Theatre.
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