The BMSO presented its first concert season in 1976-77 with three orchestral concerts. Since that time, the organization has grown to a full six-concert season with additional special events each year. The BMSO presents an annual Dixieland Jazz concert and is the driving force behind Bismarck, North Dakota’s annual Fourth of July celebration at the North Dakota State Capitol. With an annual audience of more than 5,000 at our six subscription concerts and more than 15,000 including special events, the BMSO has entered a period of growth that is driving the decision to refocus its branding efforts.
The BMSO especially values artistic excellence, commitment to Bismarck-Mandan, accessibility to everyone, and education.
Visit the BMSO’s website to get a sense of the organization and how it is presented to the public. Orchestra concerts and classical music should be fun and relevant to modern society – although perception is sometime that it is stiff, irrelevant, and uninteresting. Help us break this misconception!