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Dining to Donate

The Applebee’s at 500 Butler Crossing, Butler PA 16001 is teaming up with your Butler County Symphony Orchestra in “Dining to Donate” on Thursday, May 16th. If you present the attached flyer to your server on that night than Applebee’s will donate 15% of your check to your Butler County Symphony Orchestra.  So print out […]

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Dance with Butler County Celebrities raises nearly $40K

This past weekend your Butler County Symphony Orchestra hosted “Dance with Butler County Celebrities” to raise money for the BCSO and Educational Outreach Initiatives. Hundreds turned out Saturday night for fox-trotting, Texas two-stepping, Lindy hopping local celebrities and raised nearly $40,000 to help the Butler County Symphony and its educational outreach programs. Andie Hannon, Eagle […]

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70 Years of Music – Season in Review

Your Butler County Symphony Orchestra just finished its 70th concert season. A milestone not only for the BCSO, but for the community that supports it. The Butler County Community is the cornerstone for the BCSO, with over 40% of the orchestras income for the 2018-2019 season coming from Individual & Business donors while ticket sales […]

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“Symphony livens up silent movie”

Published by the Butler Eagle on March 4th, 2019.  By Maggie Stock, Eagle Correspondent  BUTLER TWP — Silent films were never intended to be silent experiences. Movie audiences watched those black and white wonders while listening to a musician at an upright piano or theater organ, or in some cases small orchestras, play the soundtrack […]

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Tickets Available for “Dance with Butler County Celebrities.”

For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE  Dance with Butler County Celebrities is presented by Dance with Pittsburgh Celebrities. Eight Butler County celebrities will be paired up with professional ballroom dancers, who will each choreograph a two minute routine. Dance teams will compete for the judges’ award, and a people’s choice award. The […]

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Vocalist Elary Mede (IUP) to perform with Butler County Symphony Orchestra

Vocalist Elary Mede of IUP won the 2019 BCSO Collegiate Concerto Competition and will perform her selections with the Butler Symphony on Sunday, April 14th at the concert “Fire & Water.” Elary will perform her three winning selections from the competition when she joins the BCSO on stage in april. Vocal Selections “Summertime” from Gershwin’s Porgy […]

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Elizabeth Cramer (Cellist) Retires from BCSO after 33 Seasons

  While it is sad to see Elizabeth retire, it gives us an opportunity to celebrate her long and fruitful musical career here at the Butler County Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth Cramer began her time with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra in the 1986-87 concert season under the baton of Conductor Dr. Paul Chenevy. “During those […]

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‘Nordic Winters’ hits the right note – Butler Eagle

Maggie Stock, Eagle Correspondent BUTLER TWP — A concert themed “Nordic Winters” was certainly appropriate after the week of experiencing a polar vortex, but there were no sub-zero moments at the Butler County Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday evening at the Butler Intermediate High School. Maestro Matthew Kraemer did, however, tell the audience before he began […]

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Collegiate Concerto Competition Winner Announced

Elary Mede, Vocalist (Soprano) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been unanimously selected as the winner of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra’s Collegiate Concerto Competition. On Sunday, January 27th 2019 the Butler County Symphony Orchestra hosted the Collegiate Concerto Competition at Slippery Rock University in Swope Music Hall. There were 16 participants representing Slippery Rock […]

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