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Eva loves her ChIRP violin! Keep Music Alive with a Gift to the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra When you donate to the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, you’re making our community a richer, more beautiful place. After a recent concert, an audience member shared the following...

From Pigs to Horned Hel...

“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...

A Joyous Frame of Mind:...

Music Beat Music events filling the holiday season By Peter Jacobi H-T Columnist There’s a pause in the music for Thanksgiving, save for an event with a look-ahead purpose: the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Holly Days Christmas,” a cheery affair devoted to put us in a...

Impressive Debut: HT Re...

CONCERT REVIEWS: BLOOMINGTON SYMPHONY AND MORE Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor makes impressive debut By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | pjacobi@heraldt.com Good news. The new music director and conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra made his local debut...

Herald Times Preview of...

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,...

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...