BSO Rusty Musicians

BSO Rusty Musicians invites adult musicians to play side-by-side with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a light, informal setting.

SPECIAL EVENT! Rusty Musicians: Beethoven 9
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Marin Alsop, conductor
Linda Hall, chorusmaster
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

With guest soloists from the Peabody Conservatory:
Symone Harcum, soprano
Jennifer Mayer, mezzo
Jason Berger, tenor
Robin McGinniss, baritone

On November 16th, BSO Rusty Musicians brings together adult musicians and singers with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a special reading of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 led by Music Director Marin Alsop. No audition required!

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 “Choral”

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Scherzo: Molto vivace

III. Adagio molto e cantabile

IV. Presto - Allegro ma non troppo*

*Please note that the English translation of the fourth movement text will be used for this event.

6:30pm-7:20pm Group 1 (Movements 1-3)
6:30pm-7:20pm Mandatory Chorus Rehearsal (JMSH Recital Hall)
7:20pm-7:50pm Break
7:50pm-8:40pm Group 2 with Chorus and Soloists (Movement 4 Only)

Instrumentalists: $150 per 50 minute session (Group 1 OR Group 2)**
Chorus: FREE for Group 2 (4th movement only)

**Following registration, instrumental registrants will be assigned to Group 1 or Group 2 as instrumention and space allows. Although we will strive to accommodate group preferences, we cannot guarantee placement in the preferred group.

Unfortunately, registrants may only participate either as vocalists OR instrumentalists for this event.


  • Participants must be age 18 or older and be able to read music.

  • Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis, with participant admission based on the order in which applications are received. No audition is necessary!

  • Acceptance is limited to space available, so we highly encourage participants to apply as soon as possible after registration opens.

  • Instrumental registrants must submit a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.

Registrations will be accepted on the following instruments and voice types:

Instrumentalists: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon (4th movement only), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone (4th movement only), Bass Trombone, Percussion/Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Chorus (4th movement only)*: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

BSO Rusty Musicians CHORUS Registration

BSO Rusty Musicians INSTRUMENTALIST Registration

If space is unavailable for your instrument or voice type on the forms above, please sign up for the waiting list on the form below!

BSO Rusty Musicians WAITING LIST Registration

*Please note that the English translation of the fourth movement text will be used for this event.

More details will be announced in early fall 2016! Questions? Contact us at or 410-783-8051

The BSO Academy is supported in part by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.