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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Greetings from the Music Director

As I begin my 3rd season as music director, I am reminded of so many people that have allowed this organization to thrive into its 66th year. Our musicians’ commitment to excellence has enabled the orchestra to sound better than ever. The tireless work of our dedicated board has ensured the financial stability of the […]

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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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