The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is kicking of their 121st season.

Executive Director Brian Hinrichs says that a close tie with the community has been a big part of that. There are a number of shows programmed that focus on themes like American, Romantic and female composers. They've also got two extra performances scheduled: The Nutcracker for the holidays and the music of Star Wars.

Concert-goers can also expect a slew of talented guest performers and the featuring in January of an orchestra member.