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 residents support the BSO through the Cultural Arts Support Grant program.

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 Mary West Solo 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.

Featured Winners

2022-23 Ruth Conry

2021-22 Yu Chia Hsu

2019-20 Sofia Schutte

2018-19 Catherine Carson

2017-18 Katia Tesarczyk

2016-17 Nygel Witherspoon

As a founding smARTpass partner, the BSO offers at least 50 complimentary vouchers for two tickets each, to our ticketed concerts. smARTpass is offered to library card holders from any of the eight regional library systems that are part of the MELSA system. Tickets for BSO concerts are made available about 30 days before each ticketed performance.

Concert Hosts
Gideon Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

Schneider Theater at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

City Of Bloomington, SummerFete Celebration

Bloomington Arts in the Park

Bloomington Arts Organizations
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Medalist Concert Band
Angelica Cantanti
Bloomington Chorale
NOTE-able Singers
Continental Ballet Company

Graphic designer
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.

Website Designer
Laura Bailey Ramirez of Mosaik Web customized our WordPress template for the BSO’s website redesign. See more of her work on Mosaik Web’s page.

Unless otherwise noted, photos of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra are provided by Leslie Plesser from Shuttersmack.

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