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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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Summer Concerts to Munch By Series

The annual “Concerts to Munch By” series is set for Wednesdays at Noon beginning Wednesday, June 5. Concerts for this series feature local musicians in a casual atmosphere. NOTE: BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, ALL REMAINING CONCERTS WILL BE HELD IN THE SYMPHONY OFFICE. The schedule features: June 5 – Tom Wotus and Mary Andreassi June […]

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34th Annual Young Artist Competition

The 34th Annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Swope Hall, Slippery Rock University.  Students will audition for our judges, and one student will be chosen to perform as a soloist with the Butler County Symphony. Application deadline: Monday, December 10, 2012 extended to January […]

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Matthew Kraemer, Music Director

Greetings from BCSO’s New Music Director

Welcome to the Butler County Symphony’s 2012-2013 concert season, my first as music director.  It is truly an honor to be chosen to lead this fine ensemble and the musicians and I are committed to providing our audiences with vibrant programming and a high standard of playing that will enrich and entertain our community.  From […]

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Announcing New Music Director/Conductor

Butler County Symphony Association (BCSA) Announces Results of Their Year Long Conductor Search The Board of Directors of the Butler County Symphony Association (BCSA) announces the appointment of Matthew Kraemer of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as the new Music Director/Conductor of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra. At the symphony Board Meeting held last night, May […]

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BCSA Names Officers For 64th Season

New officers who will serve the Butler County Symphony Association for the 2012-2013 season were elected at the annual Association meeting on May 1st. They are: President: Ron McKissick Vice-president: Joe Kecskemethy Secretary: Tommy Walters Treasurer: Bryan Stevenson. The 64th season of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra will open on Oct. 6th at the Butler Intermediate High […]

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