Duke Ellington's Nutcracker

December 6

Share in the spirit of the holidays with Duke Ellington’s dazzling reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This jazzy piece will delight the entire family with the “Peanut Brittle Brigade,” “Dance of the Floreadors,” and more!

African-American Innovators

February 21

Join the BSO in celebrating the contributions of innovators such as Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. Featuring music by Villa-Lobos and Ellington along with African-American spirituals, this program honors the impact of innovation on our collective history.

Mr. Smith's Composition

March 21

Marin Alsop brings her unique touch to the BSO family series, leading the orchestra in this delightfully humorous program. Gregory Smith’s  Mr. Smith’s Composition takes the audience on a journey into the mind of Mr.Smith as he composes. This program also includes selections from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Remarkable Farkle McBride

May 2

This BSO Family concert celebrates youth in music with a concert all about young performers, composers and young audiences.  With selections from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol performed by fifth grader Brandon Du, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee and more, the audience will dazzle in the delights of youth at its best and learn about the instrument families along the way.  Then, experience the orchestral adaptation of actor John Lithgow’s mesmerizing children’s book where the fickle, yet lovable Remarkable Farkle McBride brings the sounds and rhythms of the orchestra to life, dramatized by actors from the Baltimore School for the Arts.