About the BSO

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 2019–2020 season under the baton of Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong. The orchestra will join together to perform concerts of classical, romantic, and 20th-century works at the Brooklyn Museum, in addition to concerts of smaller ensembles throughout the borough. Founded in 1973, the orchestra, a mix of talented amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians, is made up of people from all walks of life who play for the sheer joy of the experience.


Brooklyn Heights Music Society

The Brooklyn Heights Music Society was founded in 1973 with a mission to foster the enjoyment of the musical arts within the Brooklyn community. As the sponsoring organization for the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles, the Society sponsors concerts in various Brooklyn locations each year. The Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


Orchestra Administration

The Brooklyn Heights Music Society and Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra are administered by a working Board of Directors. The Board meets every few months to plan operations, and we welcome volunteers at any time. For time and location of these meetings, and inquiries about joining the Board, please contact President. Copies of the minutes from previous board meetings can be obtained from the Recording Secretary.


2019–2020 Board of Directors

Nicholas Armstrong, Artistic Director

Alex Kale, President

Stephen Painter Jr., Treasurer

Erin Ellis, Recording Secretary


2019–2020 Advisory Board

Mo Barrett
Nishan Bhaumik
Carlos Camposeco
Jenn Forese
Stephanie Greig

Jill Jefferson
Sarah McKittrick Sethi
Jim Russo
Felipe Tristan