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2021 Winner of the Youth Concerto Competition and Jeanne Marvin Phillips Prize

Jun 17, 2021 | Announcements

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 1st Prize winner of the 2021 Youth Concerto Competition.

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Recipients of the Helen Buckman Awards for 2021

Jun 14, 2021 | Announcements

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Helen Buckman Awards, presented annually to an orchestra student at each Central Bucks high school who demonstrates exceptional dedication, leadership and musical ability.

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Discovering a British Sound: the Forgotten Composers of the English Musical “Renaissance”

Jun 14, 2021 | Webinars

“The Land Without Music” – that was how English society was described in the late Nineteenth Century. The next fifty years would bring forth a bounty of gifted composers, the establishment of a distinct British style and the masterpieces of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten.

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Remembering Wendy Christensen

Jun 10, 2021 | Announcements

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s beloved principal clarinetist, Wendy Christensen, passed away on Friday June 4.

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Special Memories from the Violin Section

May 24, 2021 | Musicians

BCSO violinists share their most special memories as part of this remarkable symphonic ensemble.

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Intro to Igor: Traditionalist; Iconoclast; Revolutionary

May 24, 2021 | Webinars

1910 – The Firebird; 1911 – Petrouchka; 1913 – The Rite of Spring; three compositions in four years that upended the world of ballet and set the stage for the ascendancy of modernism.

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A Message to the BCSO Community—May 2021

May 17, 2021 | Announcements

The BCSO is grateful to Visit Bucks County for its generous support of our webinar advertising program.

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European Imports and Musical Plagiarism in the Development of the Russian Piano Concerto

May 4, 2021 | Webinars

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is a singularly important work in the development of the Russian Piano Concerto, but its own genesis is a complex musical story.

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Personal Anecdotes by Inna Nedorezov and Barry Bilowitz

Apr 26, 2021 | Musicians

Two BCSO musicians share their personal experiences.

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Name That Tune: Melody in Western Music

Apr 13, 2021 | Webinars

How many Baroque-era melodies can you sing? How about Classical-era melodies? Not many? What about Tchaikovsky? Richard Rodgers? The Beatles?

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