• Early Childhood
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    Music Box Concerts

    A concert series created for babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years and their families, the Music Box Series gives your budding music-lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each concert also includes thirty minutes of fun pre-concert activities. Music Box concerts take place at the Civic Building in Silver Spring this season.


  • Schools
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    BSO on the GO: BSO on the Go puts selected BSO musicians into the county's elementary schools (including Title I schools). In contrast to a passive auditorium concert, these interactive programs take place in a more intimate classroom setting that encourages students and musicians to engage one another.  

    OrchLab: In partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the BSO’s OrchLab program works to enrich the instrumental music curriculum, enhance student performance skills and offer professional development to school music educators. The OrchLab program is delivered at no cost at selected elementary, middle and high schools that serve high numbers of students in poverty.


  • Adults
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    The BSO offers a range of programming for adults at the Music Center at Strathmore and community venues throughout Montgomery County. 

    Pre-Concert Lectures at Strathmore

    Enhance your BSO at Strathmore classical concert experience with informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures. New this season: all lectures on the Promenade level of the Concert Hall; all evening lectures start at 6:30 pm and talks at 1:30 pm prior to Sunday matinées.

    All Classical Thursdays at 6:30 pm and All Sunday Matinées at 1:30 pm:
    Classical WETA 90.9FM hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley

    All Classical Saturdays at 6:30 pm:
    Levine Music's Joel Friedman and Melinda Baird

    WHERE?   Promenade level of the Concert Hall
    WHEN?   Lectures begin 90 minutes prior to each performance and conclude 50 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. Lectures are offered for all classical concerts *, except Friday's Off the Cuff series.
    HOW?   No reservations required. Just arrive at the Promenade level with eager ears.
    PRICE?   Complimentary to all ticket holders for that day's BSO concert.
    DINING?   The Prelude Café opens for dining one hour prior to each lecture.

    *Please Note: No lecture will be offered prior to the BSO at Strathmore Gala on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

    Adult Learning and Listening

    BSO musicians perform chamber recitals along with on-stage insights into the repertoire, composers and their own lives as a member of the BSO. Previous sites include Asbury Methodist Village, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Leisure World.

    Partnerships may also include discounted group sale tickets to BSO concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore.

    Professional Development Day for MCPS Music Educators

    Professional development day led by BSO musicians and open to all MCPS music educators. MCPS awards appropriate credit hours toward mandatory advanced professional certificate renewal for music educators.

    County Senior Centers

    In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, BSO ensembles perform at recreation centers throughout Montgomery County. Performances in the 13-14 Season have included concerts at the Margaret Schweinhaut and Holiday Park Senior Centers.

    For more information, contact:
    Richard Spero
    Community Liaison, BSO at Strathmore
    rspero@bsomusic.org | 301.581.5212