More than 100 Runners to Participate in BOLT for the BSO to Raise $50,000 for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 15
Bolt Runners invited to exclusive pre-concert BBQ at Oregon Ridge, July 23
Baltimore, Md. (July 19, 2011) - More than 100 runners will participate in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's second annual Bolt for the BSO, a running team that will represent the BSO at the Baltimore Running Festival on October 15, 2011. The team consists of musicians, supporters, staff members and fans who will run in Baltimore's largest running event of the year to help the BSO raise awareness and $50,000 to support the Orchestra's education and community outreach programs. Bolt for the BSO is still accepting new participants. For more information, interested runners or supporters should contact Jennifer Barton at 410-783-8122, email Bolt Committee Chair Cindy Renn at Bolt@BSOmusic.org or visit BSOmusic.org/bolt.
Last year, a BSO Governing Member Cindy Renn and her friends from the orchestra, violinists Ellen Troyer and Ivan Stefanovic, gathered 10 runners to form the first Bolt for the BSO team which raised $15,000. This year, the Bolt team plans to raise $50,000. BSO Music Director Marin Alsop and her family, along with 14 other BSO musicians have stepped up to the challenge, including Concertmaster Jonathan Carney, Associate Concertmaster Madeline Adkins, Assistant Concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich, First Violinists Ellen Pendleton Troyer and Gregory Mulligan, Assistant Principal Second Violinist Ivan Stefanovic, Second Violinist Julie Parcells, Assistant Principal Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Oboist Katherine Needleman, Oboist Michael Lisicky, English Horn player Jane Marvine, Trombonist James Olin and Horn player Mary Bisson.
Participants who sign up before July 23rd can join other Bolt runners and their guests at an exclusive Bolt for the BSO BBQ courtesy of Wegmans and Famous Dave's BBQ on July 23 at 5 p.m. at the Arts and Sciences Pavilion at Oregon Ridge Park. Participants receive a Bolt T-shirt and have the opportunity to meet with seasoned Bolt runners and local professional trainers. Following this exclusive event, the BSO performs The Music of John Williams at 8 p.m, culminating in a display of fireworks. Exclusive discounted tickets for the evening's concert are available for Bolt runners and their guests. Please see below for complete program and ticketing details.
About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives.
The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra's 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessbility in classical music, Maestra Alsop's leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.
Under Music Director Marin Alsop's leadership, the BSO has rapidly added several critically acclaimed albums to its already impressive discography. The BSO recently released Dvorâk's Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, and 8, the final two discs in its three-disc Dvorâk cycle. In August 2009, the BSO and Marin Alsop released Berstein's Mass featuring baritone Jubilant Skyes, the Morgan State University Choir and the Peabody Children's Chorus. The album rose to number six on the Classical Billboard Charts and received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album. The Orchestra made its foray into online distribution in April 2007 with the release of a live-concert recording of Stravinksy's The Rite of Spring on iTunes, which quickly became the site's number one classical musical download.
In addition to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, where the orchestra has performed for 28 years, the BSO is a founding partner and the resident orchestra at the new state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore, just outside Washington, D.C. With the opening of Strathmore in February 2005, the BSO became the nation's only major orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas.
COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS
Bolt for the BSO Pre-Concert BBQ
Saturday, July 23 at 5 p.m.-Oregon Ridge Park Arts and Sciences Pavilion, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Md., 21030
This is an exclusive event for Bolt for the BSO runners and guests. Contact Jennifer Barton at 410.783.8122 for more details.
COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS
Music of John Williams
Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.- Oregon Ridge Park Arts and Sciences Pavilion
Andrew Grams, conductor
Tickets available at 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org/summer.