• Midweek
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    Midweek Concerts

    America the Beautiful

    Music for Youth: Grades 4-6

    Thu, May 8, 2014 10:30 AM (Meyerhoff)
    Thu, May 8, 2014 12:00 PM (Meyerhoff)

    Ken Lam, conductor
    Marquita Lister, soprano & narrator
    David Elbert, geologist
    Blessed Sheriff, spoken poet
    Robert Cantrell, bass-baritone

    Images from National Geographic, and photographer Jill Brody

    Explore the breadth, wealth and diversity of the American landscape as iconic orchestral works depict some of the world’s most beautiful places. Experience the Grand Canyon through selections from Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and images from National Geographic. The program will also feature Maryland’s 2013 Poetry Out Loud state champion Blessed Sheriff, American songs Oh Susanna and Boatman’s Dance with bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, Ellington’s Riba from The River and a sing-along to America the Beautiful.


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  • Open Rehearsals
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    Open Rehearsals

    Offering serious music students in middle school, high school and college a “behind the scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal.

    Upcoming Dates

    April 24, 10:00 am Mahler's Titan
    May 22, 10:00 am Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

    To reserve tickets for Open Rehearsals, please call 410.783.8118 or email education@bsomusic.org.


  • Musical Mentors
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    Musical Mentors

    Let your students experience the BSO inside and outside of the concert hall in a custom made workshop paired with a concert of your choosing.

    Types of workshops include:

    • Full orchestra/band coachings
    • Solo performer masterclasses
    • Instrumental sectionals (strings/wind/brass/percussion)
    • Chamber music coachings


  • BSO on the Go
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    BSO on the Go

    Bring the magic of the BSO into your school, community or local senior center with interactive performances and classroom visits by BSO players.

    For more information and to book a BSO on the Go program, contact:

    301.581.5212 | bsogo@BSOmusic.org

    Click here for more information about BSO on the Go in Montgomery County.

  • Resources
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    Teacher Resources

    Music Educators Academy: Side-by-side playing and singing experience for those engaged in or pursuing a career in music education

    Teacher Resource Guides: Arts-integrated, STEAM activated lesson plan seeds and sprouts for Midweek Concerts and Open Rehearsals

    OrchLab: Workshops for credit hours for Montgomery County Music Educators

    CEME: The OrchKids program will host a workshop focusing on creating strategic plans for aspiring and pre-existing El Sistema inspired programs


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    The BSO also offers a range of programs for aspiring young musicians. Here are just some of the opportunities that you might want to know about:

    Science Advisory Council: The first-ever Science Advisory Council for a symphony orchestra, the SAC meets reguglarly to plan upcoming concerts and develop natural and meaningful STEM links to Midweek concerts, Teacher Resource Guides and more.

    OrchKids: Performances through Baltimore City Public Schools 

    BSYO: BSO Youth Ensemble in residence at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD 

    OrchLab: BSO musician residencies at selected Montgomery County schools

    High School Side by SidesSide by side rehearsal and performance opportunities for high school students