Bangor Symphony 2022-23 season: world premieres, Bartók, Beethoven, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, women composers

Posted on: June 29, 2022

Maine’s Bangor Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2022-23 season, which will open on October 9 with Music Director Lucas Richman conducting Nancy Galbraith’s Fantasy for Orchestra (2003), Bartók’s Dance Suite, and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor with Ifetayo Ali-Landing as soloist. In March, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of a new work by Kenneth Fuchs. A second world premiere is planned in April of a new work by Firefly (Bangor resident Jason Brown) that incorporates the composer’s interpretation of traditional Wabanaki music. (Maine’s four Indian tribes are the Maliseet, Micmac, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy, known collectively as the Wabanaki.) Also planned during the season are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with UMaine Singers and Oratorio Society, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez. Women composers highlighted during the season will include Clara Schumann and Augusta Holmès, a French/Irish contemporary of Tchaikovsky. Three performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker are planned in December with Robinson Ballet and Bangor Area Youth Choirs.