Judgment Day

Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for our 46th Season’s grand finale, Judgment Day. Special pre-concert VIP cocktail reception now available with premium ticket! Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony Written under the threat of denunciation, imprisonment, and possible execution,...

Program Notes for Judgm...

Program Notes by Sherri Bishop Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor Antonin Dvořák composed his Violin Concerto in A minor with the hope that it would be premiered by Joseph Joachim, one of the most important violinists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Joachim first met...

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...

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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...

Youth Concerto Competit...

UPDATED 1/10/16: This year’s first place prize has been awarded to Maria Sanderson who performed the Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor. Our 2nd-place winner is Maeve Whelan, who performed the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D Major. Congratulations to all those who participated. We...

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...