• Early Childhood
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    Music Box Concerts

    A new concert series created for babies and toddlers 6 months to 3 years and their families, the Music Box Series at Strathmore 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, provided in partnership with Ready at Five.


  • 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

    Free to ticket holders

    Thursday Lectures
    On Classical Thursdays, enjoy “Music Notes Live!” with WETA’s David Ginder. No reservation required.

    Saturday Lectures
    In partnership with the Levine School of Music, hear “Symphonic Explorations” with Levine faculty members, Melinda Baird and Joel Friedman prior to all BSO Saturday concerts. This program is FREE to all ticket holders. Space is limited.

    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