Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra promises a season of 'Great Music - Great Times'

BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra will again bring "Great Music – Great Times" to the area when it begins its 32nd season with the first of its five-concert season on October 29.
Under the batons of Music Director and Principal Conductor Charles Greenwell and Music Director Laureate Felix Resnick, the all-professional BBSO will again treat music lovers from the metropolitan area with top quality performances of classical music in a convenient and affordable ambiance. Earlier this year, the BBSO won its twelfth Detroit Motor City Music Award for "Most Outstanding Community Orchestra."
All BBSO concerts are at Temple Beth El, 14 Mile Road at Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township, beginning at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $25; students and children 18 and under are free.
Tickets for all of BBSO's 2006-07 concerts are now on sale, with discounts available for the entire five-concert series or for any three-concerts, and also for group sales.
Maestro Greenwell, who will conduct three of this season's concerts, begins his second year as music director, after serving as Pops Conductor of the BBSO for 15 years. He is also conducting assistant of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and was the music director of the former WQRS classical music radio station in Detroit for 20 years.
Maestro Felix Resnick, who was the BBSO's conductor since its founding in 1975, will conduct two of this season's five concerts.
The BBSO's 2006-07 Season concerts will be: Masterworks Concert – "Legends," Oct. 29; Pops Concert – "Between the Holidays Special," Dec. 28; Masterworks Concert – "Beethoven and Friends," Jan. 21, 2007; Masterworks Concert – "A Symphonic Spectacular," March 25, 2007; and Pops Concert – "With a Not-So-Stiff Upper Lip," May 6, 2007.
Each BBSO concert will be preceded by a student concert or music lecture in the Beth El Temple lobby, beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Other season highlights will include special concerts with the Verdi Opera Theater of Michigan on Nov. 19; with the Detroit Choral Artists on Dec. 8 and 10; and with the Beckridge Chorale on a date to be announced.
Special fund-raising "Interlude Gatherings" are scheduled for Feb. 11, 2007, March 31 and April 27. Information will be posted on the BBSO website.