Since its inception in 1975 the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, currently under the baton of John Thomas Dodson, has continued to serve the Detroit Metropolitan Area by presenting outstanding performances designed to please a wide range of musical tastes, from the classics to pops. The BBSO has received the Detroit Motor City Award for "Most Outstanding Community Orchestra in Southeastern Michigan" 12 times. No other community orchestra has reached this recognition level.
The mission of the BBSO is to provide a high quality, professional orchestra for the Birmingham-Bloomfield community and its surrounding areas, and to offer citizens of all ages the opportunity to experience quality performances featuring distinguished artists. The BBSO strives to cultivate interest in the musical arts for the entire family with emphasis on educational growth.