2023-24 Concert Season Announcement

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce its 61st concert season. Please check the individual pages to learn more about each concert.

Past, Present, and Future

Favorites: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Celebrating the Americas!

Out of this World!

Music Director Manny Laureano has put together a season featuring American composers on each program along with outstanding soloists, and audience and musician favorites. Purchase your tickets today to guarantee the best seats in the house, and share this news with your networks.

We look forward to sharing this season of music with you!


Music in 3D #9 Tickets Selling Fast!

Tickets for the Music in 3D #9 concert at Orchestra Hall are selling fast. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, we urge you to do so today! Purchase your tickets online here or by calling 612-371-5656.

We cannot wait to see you at Orchestra Hall on April 16!


VIP tickets for sale

In honor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary, we are offering limited VIP ticket packages for our concerts in 2023. Each package comes with two best-of-house seats, a BSO gift, and recognition from the stage. Packages need to be ordered in advance through the links below.

From the New World on February 26 Gift is a BSO-branded foldable picnic blanket, perfect for summer concerts!

Music in 3D #9: Beethoven’s 9th on April 16 Gift is two 15 oz. stemless wine glasses with BSO logo

Pictures coming soon!


Principal Second Violin Audition

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra announces an audition for Principal Second Violin in January 2023. The successful candidate will begin as early as March 5, 2023.

The Principal Second Violin, in addition to musical leadership, provides administrative leadership as well. The Principal Second assigns seating for rotating section members, marks bowings and sends scans for posting on the website, and if needed, leads sectionals.

First round videos are due January 15. Invited candidates will audition live on January 29. Materials are posted here. Direct questions to auditions@BloomingtonSymphony.org

A black and white picture of a woman with glasses playing the violin, taken from the backside of the instrument.
Photo by Leslie Plesser

Sponsor the BSO @ Orchestra Hall

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will join forces with four vocalists and singers from three Bloomington-area choirs, for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral,” Op. 125.

We invite you to attend this concert by purchasing tickets through the Orchestra Hall Box Office.

We need your support to put on this major work. Please consider sponsoring this concert with an additional contribution. Benefits include program advertisements, acknowledgement from stage, social media posts, and best of house concert tickets.

Diamond Level – Inside cover ad has been claimed. We can offer the inside back cover ad for the next Diamond sponsor.


Order “Soul and Irony” concert tickets now!

Tickets for Soul and Irony are now available for online purchase. Order your reserved seating tickets today to avoid lines on the day of the concert. If you have any questions or would prefer to order your tickets on the phone, please message info@bloomingtonsymphony.org or leave a voicemail at 952-563-8573 and we will return your call within 1 business day.


“Soul and Irony” Concert Tickets

As of today, October 26, ticket sales for our “Soul and Irony” concert are on hold due to box office service disruptions. Please keep an eye on our social media and email newsletter for updates. Stay tuned!

If you would like to receive email updates, please send a message to info@bloomingtonsymphony.org to be added to the list. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 20 for this fabulous concert!

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Announcing 2022 Board Match

We have an ambitious season in 2022-23 as we look forward to marking our 60th season, a significant milestone for our volunteer community orchestra. To make the vision of the BSO’s season a reality, we invite you to join the musicians who donate their time and membership dues, the audience who attends our concerts, and our roster of donors, by donating today.

The BSO Board and Staff will match the first $6,000 given now through the end of the year.

Please consider donating any amount to help us bring music lovers and accomplished musicians together to experience inspirational performances of orchestral music with community as our cornerstone.

Donate here: https://bloomingtonsymphony.org/donate/support-the-bso/

Concert Health and Safety Policy – October 2022

Vaccinations and masks are encouraged but not required for the audience at the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s October 9 concert. Please stay home if you are ill or exposed to COVID-19. 

Purchase tickets to the Great Music! concert at the Masonic Heritage Center Box Office.


Tickets are on sale!

Tickets for the October, November, and February concerts are now on sale.

We we will announce a special 60th Anniversary VIP ticket package for the February and April 2023 concerts. These ticket packages will be limited.

Click each picture to learn more about the concert and purchase tickets now.

October 9, 2022 :: Great Music!
November 20, 2022 :: Soul and Irony
February 26, 2023 :: From the New World
April 16, 2023 :: Music in 3D #9: Beethoven’s 9th
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