BCSO Announces 2014-15 Season

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2014-2105 season – which will begin on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The 2014 -2105 season includes: October 4, 2014 – España Nicholas Goluses, Guitar Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capricco Espagnole Joaquín Rodrigo – Concerto Aranjuez Maurice Ravel – Alborada del Gracioso Georges Bizet – Carmen, Suite 1 Manuel […]

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Third Annual Garden Tour, June 14

  The Butler County Symphony announces its third annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 14, from 10 am to 4 pm.  This is a self-guided tour of some of Butler County’s spectacular gardens and serves as a fundraiser for the symphony. The Butler area gardens included on the tour are:                Pamela & Ron James, […]

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Day of Giving a Success

The Butler County Symphony was one of several Butler County nonprofit organizations that benefited from donations during the 2014 Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 6. This event was part of Give Local America, the national day for community foundations across the country. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Butler County Symphony Association  had […]

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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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