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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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Strategic Expansion of Artistic Team

In anticipation of a new digital concert series to be launched this fall, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the strategic expansion of the orchestra’s artistic team through three roles with immediate effect: the one-year extension of Nicholas Hersh as Associate Conductor and the two-year appointments of both Jonathan Rush as Assistant Conductor and Wordsmith as Artistic Partner.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Reach Extraordinary Five-Year Agreement for Innovation, Impact and Stability

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and its musicians, who are represented by the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, Local 40-543 American Federation of Musicians, announced today that they have reached a five-year agreement on a new contract that begins on September 7, 2020. This five-year contract provides foundational stability and marks the first long-term agreement since a three-year contract expired in 2016.

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Thank You to the Frontline Workers of Baltimore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today released a video in support of the heroic work of Baltimore’s frontline workers. Created in collaboration with Baltimore personalities including Chef Duff Goldman, Orioles Infielder Hanser Alberto, actor André De Shields, artist Amy Sherald, Chef Cindy Wolf and BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, the video includes an excerpt of Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets performed virtually by the BSO.

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