BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra (BBSO) is returning to a five concert series after budget rebuilding efforts required several years of abbreviated performances.

Beginning Sunday, October 23 at Birmingham Groves High School Auditorium with “A Night at the Opera,” the BBSO presents a repertoire of orchestral music, without voices, from the world of opera.

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On Sunday, December 18, the BBSO’s holiday concert “Make a Joyful Noise” will be presented at Birmingham Seaholm High School. Typically one of the audience’s favorite concerts of the year, the performance will feature choral accompaniment from the Groves and Seaholm High School Choirs.

The New Year begins with “Water Music” at Temple Israel on Sunday, February 12, featuring music from the “classical” era with strings, winds, brass and timpani of the BBSO, as well as soloist Timothy Krohn on trumpet.

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Returning guest conductor, John Thomas Dodson, will lead “Espressivo Italiano” – a program of music from and about Italy – on Sunday, March 18 at Birmingham Groves High School Auditorium.

The final concert of the season will take place at Birmingham Seaholm High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 20. The season concluding performance will feature the 2012 Young Artist Competition Winner.

All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. with a 15-minute intermission. A complete season of five concerts will cost $100. Audience members also have the option of choosing a three concert subscription for $64. Single tickets may be purchased in advance for $22, or $25 at the door.

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