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Bangor Symphony Orchestra Names New Conductor 

In the 114 year history of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra there have only been 9 conductors. Today they introduced the 10th.After more than a year of searching, officials from the BSO announced that Lucas Richman will take over as music director and conductor. The announcement came this morning at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.Richman had been the music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee.Around 200 candidates from all over the world were narrowed down to five finalists before Richman was chosen. “One of my passions is music and education and certainly teaching young people about the power of music and classical music and of getting music into their lives on a regular basis,” says Richman, “So that’s my main focus and we’ll see how we make that happen.”Richman will make his debut as the conductor on October 3rd. His father Peter will join him on stage for that performance.