Tiny Tots: Pre K – Kindergarten
Approximately 35 minutes in length
These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.

Prime Time: Grades 1-3
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Prime Time concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts integrated curriculum links.

Music for Youth: Grades 4-6
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Whether new comers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.

NEW for 2015-2016: Midweek Concerts for High School Students
This brand new concert series for the 2015-2016 season is geared to inspire and ignite the imagination of audiences in 9th-12th grade. With exciting music, visuals and stimulating narratives, these concerts will foster a life-long appreciation for how the arts connect all aspects of our modern day.

Icarus at the Edge of Time

For Grades 4-6 and High School Students*

Music by Philip Glass
Based on the book by Brian Greene
Narrative adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
Film created and directed by AL and AL

Commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Southbank Centre (London) with the Royal Society.  Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival della Scienza, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow’s Concert Halls.  Executive Producers:  Tracy Day, World Science Festival, New York; Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre, London.

Wednesday, October 28: 10 am & 11:30 am
Thursday, October 29: 10 am & 11:30 am
*For High School Audiences: Friday, October 30: 10 am & 11:30 am

Exploring the intersections of music and science, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a symphonic journey of black holes, space travel and scientific discovery. This story depicts a strange and exciting future where mankind travels to new worlds with music by Philip Glass, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio, narrative adapted by Brian Geene and David Henry Hwang, based on the book by Brian Greene, and film by duo AL and AL. Connecting music with science, social studies, language arts and mathematics, this STEAM-activated concert will delight students and teachers and challenge us to think about what life could be at the center of a black hole.


The Polar Express

For Grades Pre K-3

Ken Lam, Conductor
Images from the book "The Polar Express"

Wednesday, December 2: 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, December 4: 10 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this true holiday classic full of adventure, wonder and magic! Hop on the Polar Express and let Ken Lam and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra take you on an exciting journey to the North Pole. With thrilling visuals, dancing and engaging music by Robert Kapilow, these performances are sure to delight young audiences.


All About Sports

For Grades 4-6

Ken Lam, conductor

Thursday, February 4: 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, February 5: 10 am & 11:30 am

When sports and music collide it makes for an exciting adventure! Explore the physics of motion behind baseball, swimming, racing, running and cycling, as well iconic sports heroes such as Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe and more. Featuring selections including John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Handel’s Water Music and family favorites like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” sports and music fans alike will leave the Meyerhoff with a greater appreciation for the dedication that it takes to achieve excellence in both activities!


Peter and the Wolf

For Grades Pre K-3

Ken Lam, conductor
Rheda Becker, Narrator
Bob Brown Puppets

Wednesday, March 23: 10 am & 11:30 am
Thursday, March 24: 10 am & 11:30 am
Tuesday, March 29: 10 am & 11:30 am

Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral children’s tale comes to life in an exciting adaptation of the classic story. Watch and listen as the brave Peter outwits the wolf, and makes some new animal friends along the way. With narration by Rheda Becker and performance by Bob Brown Puppets, children will learn more about their favorite instruments and be captivated by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!


Tickets can be purchased online or directly through the Education Department. Email Education@BSOmusic.org or call (410) 783-8118.


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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Midweek Education Concert Series is supported in part by funding from the Maryland State Department of Education.