Maine’s Bangor Symphony sets concert-hall return, with Britten, Copland, Moya, Rossini

Posted on: October 6, 2021

“The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently announced plans for its 2021-22 season, marking the ensemble’s return to live, in-person performances … at the Collins Center for the Arts,” reads an unsigned article in Sunday’s (10/3) Kennebec Journal (ME). “Season highlights include world premieres by … Reinaldo Moya and Jessica Meyer, and the long-delayed premiere of Richman’s The Warming Sea, presented by the Maine Science Festival. Concerts will also include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Piano Concerto No. 4; a joint exploration of works by Mozart and Joseph Bologne [and] Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite…. Featured guest artists include … principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower, the BSO’s own principal bassoonist Wren Saunders, and Maine-based mountain dulcimer player Pam Weeks, who will perform in Conni Ellisor’s Blackberry Winter.” BSO Music Director Lucas Richman said, “We have deeply missed performing live for our audiences. This new season showcases the full orchestra for the first time in almost two years, and the music we’ve chosen takes advantage of that.” The October 10 concert will feature Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Reinaldo Moya’s Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion featuring pianist Joyce Yang.