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17/18 Season Brochure

Check out our new 17/18 Season brochure that shows our concerts for next season. Due to a transition of office staff, tickets for current subscribers can be renewed beginning June 5. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on August 7. Join us for our 17/18 season – Worlds Apart and thanks for […]

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Symphony Idol Program

We appreciate the continuous support of our donors and business community. Without you, we could not continue to provide high quality, family entertainment. Some pages are missing from our Symphony Idol program booklet. We apologize for this omission. Here is a link to the complete booklet.  

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Day of Giving 2016

The Butler County Symphony Association will be participating in the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 3. This year will once again feature a special event geared toward Butler and Westmoreland Counties. Donations of $25 -$1,000 made on May 3 to the Butler County Symphony Association through the Pittsburgh Foundation’s website will also receive matching […]

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Butler County Symphony Presents Unique Program; Connects Language Arts and Music

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra has partnered with The Butler Area School District to present a unique educational outreach program for elementary students aged Kindergarten through third grade in each of the eleven elementary schools within the district. “The ABC’s of Symphonies,” a program designed by Music Director and Conductor MatthewKraemer will feature 15 members […]

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Opening Night – España

The Butler County Symphony opens its 66th season on Saturday, October 4 with “España” – an evening featuring Spanish selections and composers. The concert begins at 7:30 pm and will be held at the Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Road in Butler. Tickets are available at the Symphony office, 259 South Main Street […]

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Sophia S. Lee

Sophia S. Lee, native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a rapidly rising star in the harp world. She is a current student of Gretchen Van Hoesen, Principal Harpist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). At just fifteen years old, she has swept several first prizes including the 2013 American Harp Society National Competition Intermediate I Division […]

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Butler County Symphony Names Young Artist Winner

Sophia S. Lee was named the winner of the Young Artist Competition held in January and will perform with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra at its March 8 concert. The competition featured 6 talented high school-aged students from the region. The competition, in its 35th year, is open to any high school age musician (grades […]

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Applications Being Accepted for 35th Annual Young Artist Competition

35th Annual Young Artist Competition (High School Age Division) The 35th Annual Young Artist Competition, sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association, will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm at Swope Music Hall on the Slippery Rock University campus. Students will audition for our judges, and one student will […]

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BCSO Music Director talks about City Lights in Symphony Magazine

Butler County Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Matthew Kraemer recently spoke about our upcoming performance of City Lights in an interview with Symphony magazine – a publication of the League of American Orchestras. The article, “Screening Rooms,” which is part of the Fall issue, highlights symphony organizations that are combining film with orchestral accompaniment. Kraemer […]

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Butler County Symphony Orchestra Welcomes You to the 65th Season

Join Us for Our Sixty-Fifth Season (2013-2014) October 5, 2013 – Opening Night Edward Arron, cello Brahms –  Academic Festival Overture Copland – Appalachian Spring Dvorak – Cello Concerto November 2, 2013 – City Lights Universally praised as one of the greatest films ever made, City Lights – written by, directed by, and starring the […]

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