• New Subscriptions: On Sale Now!

    New subscriptions are on sale now – click here to purchase them. For questions, please contact us at info@butlersymphony.org.

    Click here for a preview of this season!

    • Bravo Broadway
    • Voices of Nature
    • Holiday Traditions
    • Symphonic Dances
    • The Inextinguishable
    • The Golden Age of Hollywood!

  • Symphony Players Rock Out With Pop Music Stars

    The Butler County Symphony Orchestra partnered with HM3 Partner in Celebrity Care Fest 2022 on Saturday, July 23rd at 5 pm. Our symphony members played backup for Queen V, Lou Gramm, founding member of Foreigner, and the world-famous Jacksons. The Temptations also performed.

    Click here to read more about this amazing event in the recent Cranberry  Eagle article.

  • WQED-FM Interview With Conductor Matthew Kraemer

    The Butler County Symphony Orchestra presents a semi-staged production of “Guys & Dolls” on April 10th. WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham spoke with the Orchestra’s conductor Matthew Kraemer about the production in this Carnegie Museum of Art “Voice of the Arts” podcast.

    Click here to listen now!

  • Butler Buzz Interview With John Furman

    A big thank you to the Butler Buzz for hosting our Executive Director, John Furman, to share how the Butler County Symphony Orchestra continues to play a critical role in the promotion of musical arts in the community. Click here to watch the interview now.

  • Young Artists Competition Winner Announced!

    Our Young Artists Competition winner is Emma Kim, a pianist. She will play the 1st movement of Prokofiev’s Piano concerto No. 3, Op. 26 in C Major on March 5, 2022, at 7:30 pm.

    Emma is 17, has played piano since age 5, and has studied with Dr. Marina Lupinacci since age 9. She is currently a senior at North Hills High School. Emma has been a Steinway Society Young Artist for the past eight years, was selected as Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist, was awarded Penn State Marian García Competition second prize, and is this year’s PYSO Concerto Competition winner, amongst others. She plays piano for the North Hills Jazz Band and is also captain of the NH Girls Varsity Tennis Team.

  • Matthew Kraemer WQED Interview: Listen Now!

    The Butler County Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthew Kraemer presents Mozart’s 40th Symphony, with music by Ginastera and Gabriela Lena Frank – Saturday night at the Butler Intermediate High School at 7:30 pm. Executive Director John Furman joins Jim Cunningham and Matthew to talk about the special features of the concert, the great strides the orchestra has made in the past ten years, and where to get a good meal in Butler. Original airdate: Nov 4, 2021

    Click here to listen now.

  • Butler County Symphony Orchestra Scottish Rite Virtual Concert

    Please enjoy our previous virtual concert performed in the beautiful, historic Scottish Rites Cathedral in New Castle. This is a sample of what will be featured during our Scottish Reverie on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. We hope you will join us! Click here to get tickets now! You can view the full program here.

  • “All Baroque” Premiere – Nov. 21st

    Be sure to join us on Nov. 21st at 7pm via Facebook, YouTube or our website for the premiere of “All Baroque.”

    This virtual program is being presented for free and features a chamber version of your Butler County Symphony Orchestra performing works by Bach, Corelli, Handel and Pachelbel.
    This performance will also be aired on Armstrong Neighborhood Channel 10 on Nov 23, 25, 27 and 29 at 1am, Noon and 9pm.

    Even in the midst of a pandemic, it is our mission to continue to safely provide music and music education to the Butler County Community and beyond, whatever the format may be.

  • Symphonic Contrasts Compliment

    Concert Features New, Known Works

    BRAVO! Read all that Leanne Heaton, Butler Eagle Correspondent, had to say about our Saturday concert! Did you join us for our evening of Wolfgang Mozart, Gabriela Frank, and Alberto Ginastera? If so, please add your own voice to an encore of applause by sharing your review and positive notes about the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.

    Click here for the article link.

  • 2021 Collegiate Concerto Competition

    Kyle Chastulik (IUP)

  • 2021 Collegiate Concerto Competition Overall Winner

    Kalista Heidkamp (SRU)

  • 2021 Collegiate Concerto Competition

    The College Division Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association, will be held digitally this year due to an abundance of caution surrounding Covid-19. Musicians will submit a video audition for our judges, and there will be winners from three categories (vocal, instrumental, and piano) who will each receive the opportunity to have their concerto recorded by a professional videographer and featured on the Butler County Symphony Orchestra website and social media pages. One overall winner will be selected to receive an additional monetary award of $400.

    Competition Timeline:
    -Application deadline: Saturday, March 27, 2021
    -Winners Announced: Monday, April 12, 2021
    -Arrangements for recording will need to be made with the videographer and selected winners
    -Overall Winner will receive $400 prize at their recording session

    For more information, or to fill an application, go to https://www.butlersymphony.org/concerto-competitions

  • Holiday Traditions Virtual Concert

    A Brass Quintet from your Butler County Symphony Orchestra performs various holiday classics in this virtual performance.

  • Thank You to All of Our Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our sponsors of the 2020-2021 concert season for keeping the music playing in Butler County Symphony Orchestra!

  • BCSO 72nd Season Announcement

    Maestro Matthew Kraemer is coming to you straight from his home to announce the 2020-2021 Butler County Symphony Orchestra Concert Season! This season is structured differently due to these uncertain times and will start in November of 2020. We will be doing all that we can to make the concert experience safe and enjoyable for all of our patrons, musicians, and volunteers. Brochures will be sent out next week (June 1 – 5) and season subscription renewals will begin the following week.

    Current subscriber renewals: June 8th – June 26th
    New subscriber period: June 29th – July 17th
    All tickets on sale: July 20th

  • 2020 Summer Concert Series Schedule