• Midweek

    Midweek Concerts

    Icarus at the Edge of Time

    Music for Youth: Grades 4-6
    High School Audiences

    October
     28, 29, & 30

    Exploring the intersections of music and science, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a symphonic journey of black holes, space travel and scientific discovery. This story depicts a strange and exciting future where mankind travels to new worlds with music by Philip Glass, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio, narrative adapted by Brian Geene and David Henry Hwang, based on the book by Brian Greene, and film by duo AL and AL. Connecting music with science, social studies, language arts and mathematics, this STEAM-activated concert will delight students and teachers and challenge us to think about what life could be at the center of a black hole.

    The Polar Express

    Tiny Tots: Pre K – Kindergarten / Prime Time: Grades 1-3

    December 2 & 4

    Join us for this true holiday classic full of adventure, wonder, and magic! Hop on the Polar Express and let Ken Lam and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra take you on an exciting journey to the North Pole. With thrilling visuals, dancing and engaging music by Robert Kapilow, these performances are sure to delight young audiences. 

    All About Sports

    Music for Youth: Grades 4-6

    February 4 & 5

    When sports and music collide it makes for an exciting adventure! Explore the physics of motion behind baseball, swimming, racing, running and cycling, as well iconic sports heroes such as Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe and more. Featuring selections including Handel’s Water Music, and family favorites like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” sports and music fans alike will leave the Meyerhoff with a greater appreciation for the dedication that it takes to achieve excellence in both activities!

    Peter and the Wolf

    Tiny Tots: Pre K - Kindergarten / Prime Time: Grades 1- 3

    March 23, 24, & 29

    Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral children’s tale comes to life in an exciting adaptation of the classic story. Watch and listen as the brave Peter outwits the wolf, and makes some new animal friends along the way. With narration by Rheda Becker and performance by Bob Brown Puppets, children will learn more about their favorite instruments and be captivated by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!

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  • Open Rehearsals
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    2015-2016 Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series Now Open for Reservations!

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

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


    Upcoming Dates

    Boléro
    Friday, November 13, 10 am

    Jun Märkl, conductor 
    Lise de la Salle, piano 

    Revel in the flamenco rhythms, colorful sounds and evocative scents of Spain as Falla, Debussy and Ravel each draw on a Spanish muse. The crowd-pleasing crescendo and orchestral textures of Ravel’s Boléro bring the program to a rousing conclusion.

    Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
    Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Debussy: Images
    Ravel: Boléro

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  • Musical Mentors
    Mentors Rehearsal

    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

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  • BSO on the Go
    BSO on the Go - Chang Woo Lee

    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

    Curriculum Writing WorkshopsThe BSO seeks innovative educators with a specialty in arts integration to write lesson plans for the Midweek Concert series. 

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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

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