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Music Beat by Peter Jacobi, H-T Columnist Sunday, September 25, 2016 photo courtesy of Adam Schwartz, WFIU How about a Bloomington Symphony Orchestra concert with a new and intriguing conductor on the podium and music from the opera as content? How about the first concert in the new...

Music Beat: Get ready f...

By Peter Jacobi H-T Columnist Aug 28, 2016 It begins. After a very sleepy month of August, the Bloomington musical events series for 2016-17 gets under way. We will have music! As usual, the season calendar contains gifts for everyone., whether you like early music or contemporary,...

Happily Ever After?

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st 7:30 pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater TICKETS available online or at the BCT Box Office – 114 E. Kirkwood The stories told by opera can be quirky, funny, moving, heroic, or tragic, but one thing they definitely are not is predictable. Join the Bloomington...

HT Review: Poetic Licen...

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, local poets create a celebration Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00 am By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | The concert was labeled “Poetic License — A Marriage of Music and Poetry.” It involved the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, artistic...

WFIU’s Arts &...

WFIU’s Yael Ksander recently attended a rehearsal for Poetic License, taking notes, interviewing poets and musicians, and getting a fantastic story about the concert. You can see and hear her insights on their website. The feature will air on WFIU this Friday, February 12th. Hope to...

2015: A Stellar Year

Looking back on some of the highlights of 2015, it’s clear that the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra continues to thrive and grow. What a busy year it’s been! Here’s a month-by-month recap of some of our major milestones.   In January, violinist Zoie Hightower wowed...

Delightful Holiday Fare...

MUSIC REVIEW: ‘HOLLY DAYS’ Bloomington Symphony Orchestra provides delightful holiday fare Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:00 am By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | pjacobi@heraldt.com | Holiday programs are celebrations. They exist to make folks happy. They’re not...

The orchestra distingui...

Music review: Bloomington Symphony Fall Concert BSO repertoire creates an entertaining evening Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:00 am By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | There’s nothing particularly distinctive about the number 46. Five, yes, and 10, 25, 50, 100, yes. But 46? No....