2018-19 Midweek Concert Series on sale now!
Arts-integrated, interactive and engaging BSO concert field trips, specifically designed for students in grades PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
If you are reserving tickets for a large group or have special requests, please fill out our reservation request form - Mid-Week Reservation Form. Please note that groups of 200 or more are required to use the reservation request form.
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
NASA Astronaut, narrator
R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
HOLST "Mars" and "Jupiter" from The Planets
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, 1st movement
MASON BATES Mothership
JOHN WILLIAMS Main Theme from Star Wars
Join this intergalactic experience featuring musical selections from Star Wars, Also sprach Zarathustra, The Planets and more. The program also highlights images from outer space with a NASA astronaut as narrator.
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
FLY Dance Company
TCHAIKOVSKY ARR. PAUL MURTHA Selections from A Swingin' Nutcracker!
Show-stopping hip-hop dancers join the BSO for this fun-filled holiday concert. Riffing off of Duke Ellington's reimagining of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, jazz composer Paul Murtha has created a new Swingin' Nutcracker!
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies (Jazz History/Culture of Jazz)
VON SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
The BSO musicians must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. The concert hall becomes the dramatic setting and musicians become the characters as Prokofiev’s exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids on the edge of their seats.
ROSSINI Finale from William Tell Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings
J. STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
GABRIELI Antiphonal Music for Brass, Canzon Ch. 172
PRECHTL Percussion Piece TBA
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on the spot during the performance.
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science (Classification of Instruments)
If you would like to purchase more than 100 tickets for a Midweek Concert, please email Educationtickets@BSOmusic.org or call 410-783-8000.
Tiny Tots: Pre-K – Grade 2
These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.
Music for Youth: Grades 3-5
These concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts-integrated curriculum links.
Music for Middle Schools: Grades 6-8
Whether newcomers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.
Music for High School Students: Grades 9-12
With exciting music, visuals and stimulating narratives, these concerts will foster a life-long appreciation for how the arts connect all aspects of our modern-day and future lives.