Join us for our 41st season as Music Director John Thomas Dodson takes us through a series of exciting programs.

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Mozart in Glass: An All Mozart Evening

John Thomas Dodson, Conductor
Nancy Ambrose King, Oboe

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, K. 251 (1776)

Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra, K.314 (1778)

Overture to La finta giardiniera, K. 196 (1775)

Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K.201 (1774)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00 pm
West Bloomfield


Friday, April 8, 2016
8:00 pm
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Grosse Pointe Farms


Winds of Spring

John Thomas Dodson, conductor

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Octet for Wind Instruments (1923, rev. 1952)

Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)
Serenade in D Minor for Winds, Op. 44

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Sinfonia from Cantata No. 18
Sinfonia from Cantata No. 152

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Serenade No. 2 in A Major for Orchestra, Op. 16

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:00 pm
Christ Church Cranbrook
Bloomfield Hills 


Festival 2016 in Santo Domingo

BBSO Music Director John Thomas Dodson just returned from the Dominican Republic after leading a very successful music festival there. Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo features performances and educational activities in historic venues located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Colonial City. Founded by Christopher Columbus, the Colonial City was the Spanish stronghold during the time of colonization of the New World in the 16th Century and is recognized today as the first city in the Western hemisphere.

Dodson led performances with Camerata Colonial, a chamber orchestra drawn from professional musicians in the United States, including several musicians who also perform with the BBSO. They performed music by Handel, Mozart and Haydn and collaborated with soloists from the United States and Great Britain, violinist Janet Sung and violist Paul Silverthorne. The festival featured as its visiting artist group the world-renowned Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performing music written during the very time as the building of the Colonial City. For more information visit

Spring into the Season
with the BBSO.

Our annual benefit.

Live & Silent auction.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
6:00 pm

Hosted by BoConcept

Thank you to all who contributed to making this event a huge success!

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