Bangor Sym’s first concert in remodeled arts center

Posted on: February 2, 2009

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s February 1 concert in the newly remodeled Maine Center for the Arts, at the University of Maine in Orono, represented the first public performance in that space since a major renovation that began in 2007. Changes to the MCA include an expanded lobby area, aisles in the hall’s orchestra section, and improved accessibility. The orchestra, led by guest conductor Lucas Richman—music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra—and featuring pianist Joel Fan, performed Beethoven’s overture to The Consecration of the House and Fifth Piano Concerto (“Emperor”), and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. The Maine Center for the Arts has served as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s home since its opening in 1986; the orchestra was founded in 1896.