“The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced … the program for its 2019-20 season, and shared the news that Maestro Lucas Richman, who next year will be in his 10th year with the orchestra, has extended his contract … for another five years,” writes Emily Burnham in Tuesday’s (4/9) Bangor Daily News (ME). “The 2019-20 season features six concerts in the Masterworks series…. The season will begin with an Oct. 6 concert celebrating Richman’s tenure as music director, including ‘The Village Romance,’ based on the score for the M. Night Shyamalan movie ‘The Village,’ by composer James Newton Howard. Richman conducted the original recording of the score that appeared in the movie. Also on the program will be a new work from composer Kathryn Bostic, Modest Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and Pablo de Sarasate’s ‘Carmen Fantasy.’ … [In March] the BSO and Richman will collaborate with the Maine Science Festival to premiere ‘The Warming Sea,’ a new work by Richman exploring the effects climate change is having on the Gulf of Maine, with multimedia … The program will [include] Walter Piston’s ‘Bicentennial Fanfare,’ in honor of the state of Maine’s bicentennial.” Piston originally composed the work for the 1976 American bicentennial.

Posted April 11, 2019