OUR HISTORY & MISSION
BGO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization 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 musicals to operas and everything in between. Now planning our 14th season, we have received hundreds of works from writers and composers throughout the U.S. and more than twenty other countries. We've produced some 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, among both artists and audience members;
3. To provide professional training for emerging artists of all backgrounds, especially in the interpretation and performance of new musical stage works.