Looking back on some of the highlights of 2016, it’s clear that the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra continues to thrive and grow. Here’s a month-by-month recap of some of our major milestones.
In January, violinist Maria Sanderson wowed our judges with her performance of Dvorak ‘s Violin Concerto in A minor to win the 2016 Youth Concerto Competition. In addition to a cash prize, this award entitled Maria to perform her piece as a soloist with the BSO during the final concert of our...
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After a recent concert, an audience member shared the following feedback:
“You do wonderful work to insure a future for classical music, not to mention better connect us with our own humanity. And what better way to do that by making kids love the orchestra?”
“I grew up on a farm. Whenever I could, I’d sneak off and sing to the pigs. They were a great audience – never criticized or complained – they just stood there, eating and grunting. Singing to them gave me the freedom to sing out and express myself, and to practice being brave.”
From serenading her family’s barnyard animals to singing the role of Senta in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Amy Cope has had nothing like a typical operatic career.