By Jack Fishman, VP, External Affairs, BSO at Strathmore

It’s that time of year again — the time when you have run out of holiday gift ideas for the music lover in your life. Maybe these Top Ten suggestions will help. Good luck!

  1. How about the gift of 100 years of BSO history? BSO Oboist Michael Lisicky has written A Century of Sound to celebrate our first 100 years. To read a review in the Baltimore Sun, click here.
  2. For “conducting” to recorded music at home you need a professional baton. Try one made by Mollard.
  3. The BSO has 29 different CDs for sale on this web site. You can find them by clicking here.
  4. The complete works of J. S. Bach on CD for less than $170? You can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
  5. Do you have a college student on your shopping list? Our Student Select program gives them access to almost the entire BSO season for just $25!
  6. Think Leonard Bernstein is the greatest conductor? Click here for an 80-CD set of his CBS recordings.
  7. Nothing solves the finicky friend better than a gift certificate. You can give the gift of music by clicking here.
  8. Orchestra instruments not loud enough for your friend? Why not buy a complete Bagpipes Starter Set?
  9. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the ultimate in music reference book. You can get a used version of the 10-volume fifth edition in hard cover or paperback by clicking here.
  10. Feel a little intimidated at concerts? Why not read Classical Music for Dummies?