A 40th Anniversary Season with the New BBSO and Music Director John Thomas Dodson

As the preeminent, regionally based, professional orchestra serving Oakland County all the way from Commerce Township to Troy and Bloomfield Hills to Southfield, the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra presents the very best of live music in Southeast Michigan. Connecting people to communities and music to experience, we are Music Where You Live.   more

Classical Tuesdays

Summer Pops Concert

The BBSO and electro-pop violin and DJ band sensation, NUCLASSICA® take the stage at Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown Detroit on Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 pm. This concert is part of the Classical Tuesdays concert series and is free and open to the public. NUCLASSICA blends classical and popular music for a one-of-a-kind experience of high-energy virtuosity.


Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48226

Come rain or shine!
Rain location: Compuware building atrium

The BBSO will perform:

The Beatles: Eleanor Rigby, Arrranged by Matthew Schoendorff

David Guetta/Ellie Goulding: Titanium, Arr. Matthew Schoendorff

The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army, Arr. Matthew Schoendorff

Alvin Harris/Ellie Goulding: Outside, Arr. Matthew Schoendorff

Europe/Joey Tempest: Final Countdown, Arr. Matthew Schoendorff

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Rhapsody, Arr. Matthew Schoendorff (this piece includes melodies from DJ/Producers: Porter Robinson, Armin Van Buuren & Kaskade)



Season Finale Concert

A Burst of Colors

Wednesday, April 29 at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial - tickets!


Friday, May 1 at Christ Church Cranbrook - tickets!

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 Join us as we celebrate the finale to a monumental season! Celebrating our 40th Anniversary, we recognize the founding member musicians still performing with the BBSO and share our story across Southeast Michigan. With the BBSO's third Music Director, John Thomas Dodson, audiences will be delighted by new experiences including champagne and special pre-concert events as well as awed by the virtuosic violin performance of New York City Ballet's Concertmaster, Kurt Nikkanen.


Tickets Available!


The Soldier's Tale


"No one can have it all, that is forbidden. You must learn to choose between."


The BBSO gave a one-of-a-kind performance at Planterra recently on March 20. It's true, no one can have it all and you must learn to choose between - BBSO performed to a sold-out crowd.

As we turn 40, the BBSO maintains that quality is not an option—it is an outright expectation. Serving our community with beautiful live music in many of the most revered venues in Oakland County, we are excited to present the second half of our 2014–2015 season.

Don’t miss a beat as Music Director John Thomas Dodson unites our professional orchestra at every concert and shares the stage with world class soloists! Still to come for this 40th anniversary season is The Soldier's Tale on March 18 & 20 and A Burst of Colors with principal violinist Kurt Nikkanen from the New York City Ballet on April 29 & May 1.

Buy your tickets today!


It's a year of very exciting "firsts" for the BBSO:


Summer Pops Concert at Campus Martius Park, featuring the electro-pop violin and DJ band sensation, NUCLASSICA® and the BBSO. Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 pm.

The BBSO Education Initiative, Passing Notes, presents an Side-By-Side educational concert featuring the professional BBSO next to the Seaholm High School Orchestra with guest artist and concerto competition winner Anna Mieczkowski, performing the Sibelius Violin Concert finale, on May 15 at 8:00 PM at Seaholm High School in the auditorium. Get your tickets now! STUDENTS FREE; ADULTS $5.

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