The BSO’s success over the years is due in large part to the many wonderful partnerships with other organizations, whether corporate, philanthropic, educational or performing.
Featured Partnerships include:
City of Bloomington
The City of Bloomington’s Parks, Arts & Recreation department presents the BSO during annual summer concerts including the annual July 3 SummerFete Celebration and the Arts In The Park series. The Bloomington Center for the Arts (part of the Bloomington Civic Plaza complex) houses the BSO’s administrative offices and music library storage.
Bloomington Public Schools
Every Spring, as part of Bloomington Loves Its Kids month, the Bloomington Public Schools sponsor an orchestra festival featuring orchestras of all ages from grade schoolers to the BSO. A highlight of this performance includes a a piece played side-by-side with members of the Jefferson and Kennedy High School string orchestras and the BSO.
MNSOTA Soloist Competition
Each fall, MNSOTA, the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association selects winners from four age groups of string soloist competitors for cash, merchandise and performance prizes. The top soloist out of all divisions is named the Grand Prize winner, and is featured as concerto soloist on a Bloomington Symphony Orchestra classical concert.
2014-15 Sara Melissa Aldana
2013-14 Emily Saathoff
2012-13 Rosalind Leavell
2011-12 Angelika Strub, violin
2010-11 Lizzie Chen, cello
2009-10 Sedra Bistadeau
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bloomington
Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington
Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Bloomington
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Eden Prairie, Celebration Series
Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, Fine Arts Series
Shakopee Fine Arts Council
City Of Bloomington, SummerFete Celebration
Bloomington Arts In The Park
Jordan Arts In The Park
Sangerfest 2002 Convention
Bloomington Jefferson High School
Bloomington Kennedy High School
Bloomington Arts Organizations
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Bloomington Civic Theatre & Art Center
Medalist Concert Band
Continental Ballet Company
Katie Parke-Reimer created a new brandmark and graphic identity for the BSO. You can see her work in our website, season brochure and postcard. See more of her work here.