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The BSO looks forward to performing with soloists Clare Longendyke and Yu Chia Hsu for our season-ending concert, Music in 3D: #8, on Sunday May 1. Tickets are on sale now – Order today to assure your chance to hear these outstanding soloists and the BSO’s highly anticipated performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

Clare Longendyke, Piano
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Yu Chia Hsu, violin
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February concert cancelled

Due to impacts from the COVID-19 omicron surge, the BSO Board has made the decision to cancel the February 27, 2022 concert. With the anticipated decline in cases, we are planning for and anticipate performing our season finale, “Music in 3D: #8” featuring Clare Longendyke performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

If you purchased tickets to the February concert, the Masonic Heritage Center Box Office will be in touch to refund your tickets. Please address questions to them directly, or reach out to us if you do not hear from them.

We hope you will join us on May 1 when we can celebrate a wonderful finale to the orchestra’s 59th concert season!

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Tickets on sale for 2021 concerts

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra performs at the Masonic Heritage Center, under the baton of Manny Laureano
The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra with Manny Laureano, Music Director onstage at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (Photo by Leslie Plesser)

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to returning to stage this fall.

The first concert, Celebrations! will be on Sunday, October 3. Featuring Rebecca Jyrkas, the BSO’s principal horn playing Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919), along with violinist Vladimir Tsiper, the concert will be a triumphant and celebratory return to the concert stage.

The BSO will return to the Masonic Heritage Center stage on Sunday, November 21, for The Storyteller and the Poet. Opening with William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, this gorgeously orchestrated piece was written by an African American composer who we are proud to introduce to our Bloomington audience in what we believe to be the Twin Cities premiere of this piece. The concert will conclude with BSO Concertmaster Michael Sutton performing the beloved Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Tickets are on sale now.

October concert

November concert

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Arts in the Park – Cancelled

Due to tonight’s forecasted inclement weather, and in consultation with the City of Bloomington, the BSO’s concert at Arts in the Park is cancelled. We are so sad not to be able to play for you as we had hoped.

We thank you for your support and enthusiasm, though, and hope you will consider joining us for a season concert in 2021-22. Please check our website www.bloomingtonsymphony.org for current concert information.

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Arts in the Park 2021

The BSO is excited to announce the program for our August 5 Arts in the Park concert. Click here for full concert information.

We are thrilled to welcome Vladimir Tsiper, who will make his BSO debut, performing the exciting final movement of Henri Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Vladimir Tsiper, Violin

We are so excited to perform and hope you will join us for this evening of music sure to inspire and delight.

The BSO’s performances are subject to change based on the public health situation at the time of rehearsals and performances. We will make decisions to gather for rehearsals and performances based on the best interest of the safety of our musicians and audience. Changes to our performance schedule will be announced on our website and Facebook page.

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Audition for the BSO

The BSO is anticipating a return to performing in summer/fall 2021. We are currently accepting audition videos for violin, cello, and oboe II/English horn. Please visit the audition page to learn more.

The BSO performs at Normandale Lake Bandshell at the 2018 Summer Fete in Bloomington
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2nd Trumpet Audition – December 2020

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will hold an audition for Second Trumpet in December 2020. The first round video is due on November 30, 2020.

Download the materials here and share with any potential candidates.

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Percussion Audition – February 2020

We are pleased to announce an audition for a section percussionist on Sunday, February 2020. Full information is available on our audition page. You may also reach out to auditions@bloomingtonsymphony.org for more information.

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Benefit Recital on September 22

A graphic representation of a violin and a flower like design. Text says Benefit Recital, along with the BSO logo, date of September 22 and time of 3 p.m.

The BSO invites you to jumpstart our 2019-20 concert season by attending our Benefit Recital featuring Michael Sutton, Lara Bolton, and the Solerna Winds. Join us for an afternoon of conversation, refreshments, cash bar, and music, all in support of the BSO’s mission to enrich the lives of our audiences and musicians with outstanding performances of challenging, educational, and thoughtfully selected orchestral repertoire.

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Season Announcement on July 15

Come to our website on Monday, July 15 to find out what Manny has selected for the BSO in 2019-20! You will be able to learn about each concert and order tickets on that day.

We will happily send a brochure to your home if requested. Please send requests before July 8 to assure delivery. You can request this by filling out the form below:

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