Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Receives $1.5M from the State to Continue its Turnaround

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announced today the receipt of $1.5M from the State of Maryland, the first year of a multi-year bridge of support appropriated to the Orchestra through the legislative actions of the Maryland General Assembly in 2020 and 2021.

Guided by the recommendations of the 2019 State Workgroup on the BSO, chaired by former Senator Ed Kasemeyer, SB1065/HB1658 outlined five-years of decreasing support: FY2022 $1.5M; FY2023 $1.3M; FY2024 $1.1M; FY2025 $0.9M; and FY2026 $0.7M. While enacted into law during Session 2021, Governor Hogan held total authority over the awarding of year one funding (FY2022).

 

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Marylanders Invited to Join Celebration of  Music Director Marin Alsop Through  Free MPT Gala Broadcast and Community Offerings

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) invites the community to join its celebration in honor of outgoing Music Director Marin Alsop by participating in The Marin Festival and its culminating gala event on Saturday, June 19. More than 50 local organizations from across the state are offering special menus, discounts, and products in honor of Alsop or serving as official viewing locations for the live gala broadcast, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Honors Marin Alsop: A Live Gala Celebration Featuring Renée Fleming, on Maryland Public Television (MPT).

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Peter Kjome to Conclude BSO Tenure Following Remarkable Turnaround of the Orchestra

After leading a highly successful turnaround of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, President and CEO Peter Kjome has decided to conclude his tenure with the organization at the end of his contract in January 2022.

During Kjome’s time at the helm, the BSO has made substantial progress to support artistic growth, innovation, and expansion of the Orchestra’s family of audience members and donors. The recently announced 2021-22 Season reflects the positive momentum and transformation underway and was built on the organization’s dramatically increased financial strength.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces 2021-22 Season

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announces its 2021-22 Season: A Season of Discovery, marking a return to performances for live audiences at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore. With eight commissions and three world premieres, the season presents well-known works in new contexts while lifting the work of diverse artists and composers and the stories of repressed voices in our history. Alongside collaborations with notable soloists and 14 local partners, audiences will also be introduced to numerous guest conductors as the BSO officially embarks on an international, multi-year Music Director search.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Honors Marin Alsop's Historic 14 Years as Music Director

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a multi-faceted celebration in Marin Alsop's honor to commemorate her historic 14-year tenure as Music Director. Festivities kick off with the return of BSO Encore Powered by PNC on WBJC radio starting Sunday, March 7, and culminate with The Marin Festival, a multi-week event featuring virtual performances, outdoor community concerts, and a celebratory, virtual Gala concert featuring Renée Fleming from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on June 19 at 8:30 pm.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Digital Concert Series: BSO Sessions

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced BSO Sessions, a new digital concert series that follows the BSO’s journey in bringing inspirational works of orchestral repertoire to life as its musicians return to the stage. BSO Sessions will be exclusively available on a newly expanded and improved BSO OffStage, a virtual platform for sharing orchestral performances and content now with enhanced streaming capabilities.

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