Baltimore Symphony to offer second BSO Academy in June
November 16, 2010 | Tim Smith | Baltimore Sun
The first week-long BSO Academy -- the Baltimore Symphony's outreach to amateur musicians -- was a big hit with participants last June. Registration is now open for the second Academy, which will run June 12-18, 2011.
The schedule includes master classes, individual lessons and sectional and full orchestral rehearsals, culminating in a public concert at Meyerhoff Hall by Academy members and BSO musicians, conducted by Marin Alsop.
That concert will offer a hefty program: Bernstein's "Candide" Overture; pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Hindemith; and nothing less thanthe towering first movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 2.
Chamber ensembles, involving Academy participants and BSO musicians, will be formed; they'll give a concert at MICA.
The Academy is open to amateur players who are at least 25 years old. Applications are due by noon on Feb. 1. The $35 application fee will be waived before Dec. 15. Tuition is $1,650. More details can be found on the Academy's Web site .