The BSO’s impact in Montgomery County and the DC Metro area extends far beyond just concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore. “Backstage with the BSO at Strathmore” chronicles the many stories behind the scenes at the BSO’s second home and throughout the area.

A New Holiday Tradition

There are so many fabulous holiday traditions in the performing arts, you have to wonder if there is room in our busy lives for just one more. The BSO thinks so! On Saturday, December 6 at 4 p.m., the BSO introduces a new artistic collaboration between symphony orchestra and step dancers. We hope it becomes another must-see holiday tradition for families in Montgomery County.

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Inside The Music Box

Hosted by acclaimed actress, dancer and storyteller Maria Broom, the Music Box Series gives young children the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each 30-minute concert promotes musical, motor and language development through bouncing, clapping, listening, singing and other hands-on activities. The concerts feature a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical children’s pieces to provide a captivating musical, social and educational experience for both children and their families.

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Has it Been Ten Years Already?

“Has it been ten years already?” It’s a comment I hear time and time again as I speak about the upcoming 10th anniversary season for the BSO at Strathmore. More than a decade ago a group of visionary Maryland leaders had a transformational idea—to create a music center at Strathmore with the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the founding partner and resident orchestra.

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No Week is Ever the Same

 “The beauty of my work is that no week is ever the same. If the orchestra repertoire in a given week doesn’t call for a keyboard instrument, I’m off playing solo or chamber music” 

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