Announcing our 48th Sea...

Rewarding Musical Choic...

Herald-Times MUSIC REVIEW Bloomington Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season in splendid form By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | pjacobi@heraldt.com A moving salute to a colleague, a gifted young violist, a knowing concertmaster doing some beautiful work, a conductor who cares...

Maeve Whelan, viola

“You have to make music just for your own happiness.” 16 year old violist Maeve Whelan won the BSO’s 2017 Youth Concerto Competition, and will perform with the orchestra for History, Herstory this Sunday, May 14th at 6 pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. A student of Mimi...

Powerful Stories Need P...

History, Herstory: Scheherazade and Lincoln Portrait Featured in May Concert Legend says that Scheherazade wove fantastic tales, night after night, to convince the all-powerful sultan to spare her life.  “This story makes me think of all the times women have so much less power than...

Bravo Bloomington’...

The BSO Tells the Best Stories in Scene Change

Passionately Played: He...

Review: Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s change of scene a festive success for the senses By Peter Jacobi | H-T Reviewer | pjacobi@heraldt.com Why not? It seemed like a good idea, and a logical one, for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra to plan a program titled...

Music Beat: Preview of ...

Music Beat by Peter Jacobi H-T Columnist Feb 26, 2017 Joshua Bell comes to entertain us on Tuesday. The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra has reserved Saturday night for its latest entertainment. They are among the week’s events worth waiting for. … As for the Bloomington...

2016: A Year in Review

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 ...