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

Sat, Jul 25, 11 am (Meyerhoff)

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Becky Mossing, narrator
Brandon Du, violin (5th grade student)
Maxwell Sydow & Sam Willen, Farkle McBride 
Actors from the Baltimore School for the Arts

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.

Join us in the lobby starting at 9:45 am for a range of exciting and interactive preconcert activities!

For children 4 and up and their families! Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.