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Billie Jo Brito

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Oboe and English horn

Billie Jo Brito, oboist and English hornist for the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra is celebrating her sixteenth season with MSO in 2023-2024. She is a proud mom of three young men (including a set of twins), three step daughters, and six grandchildren.

Brito is a retired school teacher who spent 20 years at Lewiston Middle School. As a “retirement project,” she and her husband Dan bought Blais Flowers & Garden Center in Lewiston. When not surrounded by beautiful bouquets, she performs as time allows with the Maine State Music Theatre, the Bates College Orchestra, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, and chamber music wherever the opportunity presents itself. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she studied with John Ferrillo, Linda Stroman, and Ronald Roseman. She grew up in Toledo, Ohio.