OUR HISTORY & MISSION
BGO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts company based in Lexington -- the heart of Kentucky's beautiful "Bluegrass" region. Founded in 2008, the group is a unique collective of music and theater artists that specializes in bringing new works to life -- from musical to operas and everything in between. Now embarking on our eleventh season, we have received hundreds of works from writers and composers throughout the U.S. and dozens of other countries. As of this coming season, we will have produced nearly two dozen of them in their entirety and presented excerpts from dozens more. Our mission has three distinct parts:
1. To develop, premiere, and champion deserving new works for the musical stage that will enrich, educate, and entertain our diverse community;
2. To establish central Kentucky as a globally-known hub for such works, both among creative professionals and among audiences;
3. To provide professional training for artists of all ages and backgrounds in the interpretation and performance of new musical stage works.