Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off its 15 Season with Free Outdoor Concert

(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fiftieth season with a free outdoor concert on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The concert – Sounds of Summer – will be performed at Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (formerly Third Street Park), at 331 South Washington Street in Bloomington.

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra opens its fiftieth season on Sunday, with a trip down memory lane, performing big band favorites, timeless jazz standards, and tunes from classic musicals at the free outdoor concert. From “Moon River” to “Fly Me to the Moon” to “Stardust,” the orchestra will
serenade concertgoers with the music of yesteryear as they relax under summer skies in Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park.

The program also includes a medley of tunes from the musical Guys and Dolls, a selection of hits by jazz great Dave Brubeck, and a salute to the big bands. BSO concertmaster Kit Boulding will perform “Meditation” from Jules Massenet’s Thais, and principal clarinetist Carl Weinberg will be the featured soloist on an arrangement of Erroll Garner’s “Misty.”

About the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1969, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is one of the city’s most enduring arts organizations. As a community orchestra, the BSO is dedicated to promoting a lifelong appreciation for music among south-central Indiana residents through performance and education. Under the baton of Alejandro Gómez Guillén, who became artistic director and conductor in 2016, the BSO performs between six and eight concerts each season, including summer and holiday, pops shows and chamber concerts. Its educational activities include the Children’s Instrument Recovery Program, which provides refurbished instruments to young musicians, as well as Meet the Instruments events, the Youth Concerto Competition, and a side-by-side concert with local high school orchestras.