Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Join one of New York's finest community orchestras for great music at the Brooklyn Museum


The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce its first Concerto Competition for Young Performers. The competition is open to residents of New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties who are nineteen (19) years of age or younger on the application date, which is Saturday, January 24, 2016. The competition is open to well-prepared soloists on the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone.

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Our first podcast is now available

Welcome to the first episode of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra podcast, hosted by Sara O’Keefe! In this episode, we hear from artistic director and conductor Nicholas Armstrong about his history with the ensemble, the program for our upcoming concert (which includes pieces by Verdi, Bruch and Janacek), and our 2016 concerto competition.

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The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season under the baton of Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong. The orchestra will join together to perform concerts of classical, romantic, and 20th-century works at the Brooklyn Museum, in addition to concerts of smaller ensembles throughout the borough. Founded in 1973, the orchestra, a mix of talented amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians, is made up of people from all walks of life who play for the sheer joy of the experience.