Baltimore Symphony Associates Host 34th Annual Decorators’ Show House, May 8-30
Elegant Woodholme Residence in Pikesville features Maryland’s leading designers
Baltimore, Md. (March 26, 2010)— The Baltimore Symphony Associates (BSA) will host its 34th annual Decorators’ Show House, Woodholme, in in Pikesville, Maryland from May 8-30. Featuring Maryland’s leading interior designers, the Show House is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s education programs. Show House hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available through the BSO Box office, BSOmusic.org, Graul’s Market and Field’s Pharmacy. Tickets are $25 at the door. Guests may also purchase specialty goods and crafts and at the onsite boutique. Many of the accessories and furnishings used in the designed spaces and gently-used consignment items are also available for purchase. Parking is available at 15 Music Fair Road, Owings Mills, MD with a shuttle service from the parking area to Woodholme. See below for hours and ticket information.
Constructed in 1925 during prohibition, this Tudor-styled home features two hidden liquor storage areas: a sliding cabinet behind a bookcase and a wine cellar built into the dining room wall. The four bedroom, three and half bath home also features a library, a sun porch and an alchemist’s chamber.
To prepare this home for the more than 10,000 guests who annually attend the Associate’s popular fundraiser, approximately 50 designers and construction workers renovate, decorate and furnish the estate’s 24 rooms. This year’s selection of award-winning interior designers include Maryland Chapter President of the American Society of Interior Designers Laura C. Kimball, Russell Slouck from Gatehouse Interiors and Donna Melvin from Great Expectations Design, among others. One special wall even includes a mural of the home’s history.
Proceeds from the Decorators’ Show House benefit the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s education programs. For more than 80 years, the BSO has maintained a vibrant educational presence throughout the state of Maryland, supporting the local community not only through concerts, recordings and nationally acclaimed radio programs, but also through its commitment to actively "giving back" with its education outreach and mentorship programs.
About the Baltimore Symphony Associates
The Baltimore Symphony Associates (BSA) continues its long tradition of volunteers in service to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra reaching back to 1942 when it began as the Women's Committee. More than 200 current members use their time, energy and financial support to benefit the education programs of the BSO. The BSA manages the Symphony Store at the Meyerhoff, hosts several fundraising events, serve as ushers at education programs and sponsors several pre-concert lectures each season.
About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Education Programs
For more than 80 years, the BSO has maintained a vibrant educational presence throughout the state of Maryland, supporting the local community not only through concerts, recordings and nationally acclaimed radio programs, but also through its commitment to actively "giving back" with its education, outreach and mentorship programs.
The BSO performs approximately 30 education concerts and open rehearsals each year for more than 60,000 area students in pre-school through 12th grade. Cornerstone initiatives include BSO on the Go, a program that brings BSO musicians into schools for free and interactive music education workshops, and "Side by Side" concerts, which allow student musicians to rehearse and perform a full-length concert alongside BSO musicians. In addition to its comprehensive youth education programs, the BSO serves adult music lovers through audience education programs such as pre-concert lectures and post-concert discussions.
COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION
Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Decorator’s Show House
May 8-30, 2010
Parking at: 15 Music Fair Rd (off Painter’s Mill Rd), Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available through the BSO Box office 410.783.8000, BSOmusic.org or several ticket outlets including, Graul’s Markets and Fields Pharmacy. Tickets are $25 at the door.