a hall for all

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is a home for transformative musical experiences that engage and captivate a wide range of audiences. Now more than ever, we are laser-focused on the patron experience.

From the lobby to the stage, we are amplifying the voices of our community!

As the largest arts organization in Maryland, the BSO is committed to sharing the magic of music with more people, more often. Our success is rooted in listening, learning, and actively responding to the needs of our community. Expanding the range of our programming and events at the Meyerhoff is just one of many ways we are pivoting to become a more inclusive space. Access to and enjoyment of musical excellence is an opportunity every Marylander should have.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

world-class music in your backyard

As a founding partner, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs more than 30 concerts at Strathmore this year, including classical, POPS, films and now BSO: Fusion concerts.

The Music Center at Strathmore

Maryland’s Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra extends its reach beyond the Baltimore region and serves as Maryland’s premier orchestra. By performing weekly in one of the finest concert halls in the country - The Music Center at Strathmore, the BSO brings world-class symphonic music that much closer to residents of Montgomery County and the broader Washington metropolitan area.

As a founding partner and built with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the forefront of the design influence, Strathmore is designed to ensure that sound reaches all corners of the space uniformly following reflection from the curved surface. In this perfect setting, you will get to enjoy a wide range of thrilling programs, world-renowned guest artists, and of course the extraordinary Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!

In addition to being the most sonically ideal venue for live symphony music in the DC metro area, The Music Center Strathmore is conveniently located. Connected to an upper floor of the parking garage at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Washington Metro station via an elevated pedestrian walkway, Strathmore is accessible for patrons coming from Washington, DC, as well as the northern part of Montgomery County, Maryland via the Metro rail system, and event parking is free.

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New World Symphony with Heyward
Sep 28-Oct 1

Jonathon Heyward celebrates his arrival as Music Director with vibrant studies of the U.S. including Amer'ican by James Lee III, Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Dvorak's New World Symphony. 


Ax Plays Brahms
Nov 16-19

Eminent pianist Emanuel Ax teams up with Music Director Jonathon Heyward and the BSO for Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1.


The Firebird
Nov 30-Dec 3

Superstar violinist and dear friend of Jonathon Heyward, Simone Lamsma performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Stravinsky's supernatural ballet, The Firebird closes the program. 


She's Got Soul
Jan 11-14

The sensational Capathia Jenkins brings her powerhouse vocals to our Pops series featuring music from Toni Braxton, Adele, Stevie Wonder, and more.


Marin Conducts
Time For Three
Feb 15-18

Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop returns to conduct the Grammy Award-winning string trio Time For Three, reunites with composer Kevin Puts, and leads the BSO in works by Strauss and Ravel. 


Tan Dun Conducts
May 18 & 19

Tan Dun, a boundary-breaking artist of limitless imagination, brings a program that straddles Chinese and Western traditions including two works he composed.

Gala 23-24

For the first time ever, we open the 2023-24 season at The Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, September 22, 2023. On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the BSO’s Gala returns in full form to the Meyerhoff with an after-party for all to accompany the concert. Closing the weekend of celebrations, on Sunday, Jonathon Heyward leads the Orchestra in his first free community concert as part of the return of Artscape.

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The arrival of a new Music Director is one of the most exciting times in an orchestra’s history and under the artistic leadership of Jonathon Heyward comes bold programming that embraces excellence and diversity.

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Jonathon Heyward

Forging a career as one of the most exciting conductors on the international scene

Coined as “One to Watch” as a part of the Bloomberg 50 list, Jonathon’s first season demonstrates his passion for connecting various art forms to audiences new and old. Armed with a deep appreciation of the classical genre, he is already off to a rousing start by curating and creating new series that usher in greater accessibility to classical music across the state of Maryland.

In Case You Missed It

2023-24 Season Announcement Event
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrated the announcement of its historic 2023-24 Season in a special program featuring incoming Music Director, Jonathon Heyward, on the podium and in conversation with WYPR's Tom Hall. This first-of-its-kind, complimentary event occurred at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of an enhanced community-focused vision for the BSO.