CAREERS

The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra Association (BMOA) has a current opening for an Executive Director. This position reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director oversees all operations and activities of our Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. Must have outstanding organization and leadership abilities and excellent communication skills. A strong financial and accounting background is also preferred. Applicant will provide all necessary clerical and administrative input for maintaining financial records. Individual will be responsible for reporting to the BMOA Board of Directors and thoroughly committed to the BMOA’s mission. Multi-tasking skills are required to work with multiple concerts on a daily basis. For information about the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony and a copy of the Executive Directors job description, visit our website at www.bismarckmandansymphony.org. The BMOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $35,000/ year with medical insurance (single individual only) and Simple IRA.

Job Location: Bismarck, ND

Required experience:

  • A minimum of a 2-year college degree or equivalent, preferably in business, marketing, management or organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with other team members
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteers and donor groups
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteer

Submit:

  • Letter of application including why you are interested in the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, resume and 4 references
  • Send applications to bmso@midconetwork.com

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Our Upcoming Events

Tickets for performances may be purchased online or by phone at 701-258-8345
call or email us for more information.

Concert Events

 

 

Variations on a Theme

September 16, 2017
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Annette-Barbara Vogel, Violin
Acclaimed violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel makes her Bismarck debut with Shostakovich’s 2nd Violin Concerto and contemporary composer Emily Doolittle’s “Sapling.”  The BMSO closes the program with the suite from Aaron Copland’s beloved ballet, Appalachian Spring.

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Transposition

October 21, 2017
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Dr. Beverly Everett, Organ and Dr. Everaldo Martinez, Violin
This unique concert features conductor and concertmaster literally trading places as Dr. Everaldo Martinez conducts Dr. Everett as soloist in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, and Everett conducts Martinez in the Introduction, Rondo and Capriccioso of St. Saens. Then the orchestra tests the boundaries of stage and sound with “Quiet Heroes” by Chris Bubeck, which tells the story of Ira Hayes and the heroes of Iwo Jima.

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Codas and Carols

November 17 & 18, 2017
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Aaron Meyer, Violin
Our great friend Aaron Meyer returns to Bismarck, along with acclaimed pianist Jean-Pierre Garau to present a holiday program of old favorites and new arrangements such as the Cohen Hallelujah, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

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Donnas and Divos

January 20, 2018
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

The BMSO presents the memorable scores from those powerful films featuring inspirational heroes past and present.

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Brahms, Mahler and Mozart

February 3, 2018
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Tatiana Roitman Mann, Piano
Hear the BMSO in all its glory with Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony, and Brahms’ last symphony, his magnificent and somber Symphony No. 4.  Pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann returns with the magic of Mozart, performing his elegant Piano Concerto No. 23.

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Dixieland

February 16, 2018
7:30 PM Sixteen03 Main Event Center

Young Artist Competition Winners
The Doc Lindelow Memorial Dixieland Band under the direction of Dennis Gowen returns to the Sixteen03 Main Event Center for another year of fun, food, cocktails and great music.

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Feminine Cadence

March 17, 2018
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Hannah Holman, Cello
Cellist Hannah Holman returns to Bismarck with a stunning program that brings to life her research on famous women cellists.  Performing the Korngold Cello Concerto and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major, Hannah’s magic and prowess as a performer will again touch our souls.  The concert also features contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral,” which is one of the most-performed pieces of the 21st century.

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Da Capo

April 21, 2018
7:30 PM Belle Mehus Auditorium

Maestro Everett and the orchestra end the season with Everett’s audition piece, the soul-stirring, heart-pounding Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.  The concert will also feature the winners of the Young Artist Competition in their concerto selections.

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Explore the Symphony!

Welcome to the Bismarck-Mandan Orchestral Association's elegant performance home at
Belle Mehus City Auditorium, located at 201 N 6th Street in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota.
We strive to inspire joy and build our community through music and the performing arts, we hope you will join us at this magnificent historical theater for a performance you won't soon forget!

In addition to its physical beauty, the auditorium was blessed with superb acoustics, and famous visitors were pleased to find their art could be heard perfectly even in the furthest seats.


T he opening night gala featured Reginald DeKoven’s popular operetta, “Robin Hood,” conducted by the composer. Although ticket prices were as high as $18 for a box seat, an enormous sum in those days, the house was sold out; The Bismarck Tribune wrote “It was a brilliant assemblage, one of which Bismarck, Queen of the Slope, has every reason to feel proud.”
Over the years, the Community Players, the Little Symphony and its eventual successor, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, and countless school productions have enriched our community beyond measure. The Belle Mehus City Auditorium has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and now shines with all its former glory. Read more about the history of Belle Mehus City Auditorium.

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Years since opening night, November 3, 1914

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Symphony performances since 1974

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Sponsors and Patrons for the 2016-2017 season

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Podcast Performances available for streaming or download.

Meet the Conductor

Dr. Beverly Everett

icon-beverlyBeverly Everett is Music Director of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named as one of the Bismarck-Mandan Business Watch magazine’s “40 under 40” for making a difference through her work in the region, and was the City Magazine cover story in November of 2011, and the cover feature of Fine Living Review in December of 2011. In 2009 Dr. Everett was the youngest-ever recipient of the “Friend of the Arts” award in Bemidji. And in 2010 Everett was one of six conductors in the nation to receive an “Excellence in Music Education” award by the American Prize. Everett was recently named as one of two recipients of the first 2011 Region 2 Arts/McKnight Career Advancement Fellowship to study with JoAnn Falletta. Read more about the BMSO Conductor, Dr. Beverly Everett

Meet the Musicians

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra

icon-symphonyA symphony orchestra is made up of many different kinds of instruments that are often grouped into “families.” And just like a human family, instruments come in all shapes and sizes and they, and those who play them, definitely have their own unique personalities. The main sections of the orchestra are: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Within these families, further distinctions are made for each instrument. Read more about the family of musicians at the BMSO

Symphony League

The volunteers who support the BMSO

icon-symphonyleagueThe Bismarck-Mandan Symphony League is a volunteer organization, committed to the support of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra through financial, educational, and promotional activities – raising over $425,000 over the last 30 years and purchasing instruments and equipment for the Orchestra. The League also underwrites instruments for children in the Bismarck-Mandan area, sponsors a concert and musicians’ chairs and helps with educational concerts for area-wide 4th graders. League members are committed and enthusiastic, and orchestra members are most welcome to join the Symphony League. For more information, contact the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.

 

Music can connect young people with themselves and create a bridge for connecting with others.

T hrough music, we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of humanity and celebrate the rhythms of world around us. Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. When children and teens have the opportunity to build on these skills, they enrich their lives and experience the world from a new perspective, preparing them for the future. The BMSO’s education programs offer youths of all backgrounds an opportunity to engage with orchestral music and experience unique learning opportunities through high quality and interactive education and community events. Read more about the education programs that BMSO offers.

 

Education

The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra believes in promoting self-expression and community awareness through music educational programs. We strive to inspire students and participants to come away from these programs believing that music can uplift themselves as well as their community.

Linking Music to the Future

Each year two free concerts are held at the Belle for over 1,400 Fourth Grade students from the south central region of North Dakota. Linking Music to the Future Education Concerts are held at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. For more information, Contact the BMSO.

Sponsors:
Gate City Bank
BNSF Railway
Bismarck Public Schools
Bismarck Mandan Symphony League

Master Classes

On occasion, during concert week, the BMSO will offer master classes by our guest artists. More details will be posted closer to the actual time of the master classes.

Young Artist Competition

With two divisions open to North Dakota middle school through college students, the BMSO’s Young Artist Competition is committed to seeking out oustanding young musicians from the local region. The winners will receive a cash prize from the BMSO and an invitation to perform a movement from a concerto, as featured artist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra in the current concert season.

Youth Orchestra

The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Youth Orchestras are under the direction of Dr. Everaldo Martinez, Concertmaster for the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra. The ensembles rehearse on Tuesday afternoons at St. Mary’s Grade School and offer public concerts multiple times each year. To find out how to participate, Contact the BMSO.

Sponsors:
Wells Fargo

 

Symphony Patrons

The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra depends on the generosity of its Patrons for vital annual support, making it possible for us to bring the finest symphonic music by leading musical artists.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Big Rig 105.9
Bismarck-Mandan Symphony League
Bismarck Public Schools
BNC National Bank
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BNSF
Clear Channel
Dakota West Arts Council
EdSons Construction
Gate City Bank
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H.A. Thompson and Sons
KFYR-5
Laughing Sun Brewing Co
Leach Foundation
Mojo 107.5
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NEA
North Dakota Council of the Arts
Roberts Floral
Sanford Health
State Farm
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Tesoro
Townsquare Media
Wells Fargo
Starion Financial
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Contact Us

Whether you have questions on season tickets, concert information, or just have a question regarding something you heard, we would love to hear from you.

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
215 North 6th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-258-8345
Fax: 701-258-8345

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