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

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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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.

This dramatic presentation of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale will be performed with four dramatic narrators, bringing to life a brilliant adaptation of this iconic 20th Century work. Don't miss this ground-breaking special concert event with seven of the BBSO's most virtuosic musicians!

Our featured guest actors narrating the story included Mark Watson playing the role of The Soldier, the Dr. Reverend Alexander Riegel featured as The Devil, and Brian Murphy as The Narrator.


Eun Park, violin
John Kennedy, bass
Lisa Raschiatore, clarinet
Jon Boyd, bassoon
Tim Krohn, trumpet
Michael Steiger, trombone
Gary Donald, percussion

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.

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


The BBSO Side-By-Side presents an 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.

The BBSO re-imagines its beloved string concerto competition for young Michigan artists.


Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet - Kurt Nikkanen - makes his debut performance with the BBSO on April 29 and May 1.



Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale"–a theatrical spoken performance with seven of the BBSO's most virtuosic musicians. First ever performances for the BBSO at the Planterra Conservatory's glass-enclosed botanical garden in West Bloomfield


and the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe (dinner & show.)


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