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.

Musical Monday Rescheduled

The January Musical Monday concert was wiped out by the Blizzard of 2016. The performance has been rescheduled for Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

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Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again – the time when you have run out of holiday gift ideas for the music lover in your life. Maybe these Top Ten suggestions will help. Good luck!

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Montgomery County Raffle

You might win a brand new Toyota RAV4 and support the BSO at Strathmore at the same time! The Montgomery County Executive sponsors a Ball each year to raise critical funding for Arts & Humanities organizations across the county, including the BSO.

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Pre-Concert Lectures at Strathmore

Enhance your BSO at Strathmore classical concert experience with informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures. These talks are hosted by classical music experts from Classical WETA 90.9FM and Levine Music.

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BSO at Evermay

At the end of October the BSO will collaborate for the second time with the S&R Foundation and the Evermay Estate in Georgetown. Two BSO musicians will join forces with two S&R musicians for an evening of exquisite piano quartet repertoire.

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September 10th Preview Concert

A symphony season isn’t easy to grasp in a quick glance. After all, the 2015-16 BSO season has 37 different programs at the Music Center at Strathmore from September 17 to June 17. Fortunately, there is a simple way to get in the centennial spirit. On Thursday, September 10th the BSO at Strathmore will present a Preview Concert featuring six highlights from the upcoming season.

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A Decade of World-Class Music

The Music Center at Strathmore’s grand opening took place, February 5, 2005 with a concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. On Thursday, February 5th we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this historic occasion with a gala and special concert featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Here is a look back at the evolution of the BSO at Strathmore and the Music Center, which was hailed as “the best place to hear symphonic music that the Washington area has ever known.”

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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 introduced 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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