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 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
2017-18 Katia Tesarczyk
2016-17 Nygel Witherspoon
2015-16 Louisa Woodfull-Harris
2014-15 Sara Melissa Aldana
2013-14 Emily Saathoff

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
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Eden Prairie
City Of Bloomington, SummerFete Celebration
Bloomington Arts in the Park
Bloomington Jefferson High School
Bloomington Kennedy High School

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.

Photos of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra are provided by Leslie Plesser from Shuttersmack.