Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Symphony in the City Concerts

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Symphony in the City Concerts
Presenting Sponsor PNC Makes Free Concerts Possible

Baltimore (December 30, 2019)
– The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced the launch of Symphony in the City, a series of free concerts to be performed around Baltimore during the 2019-20 season. Made possible by Presenting Sponsor PNC, Symphony in the City brings the BSO out of the concert hall and into community locations throughout Baltimore City. The programs will include works by Beethoven as part of the BSO’s Beethoven 2020 celebration, which recognizes and honors the composer’s 250th birthday.

“We are excited to announce this new series of concerts designed to introduce our superb orchestra to new audiences across our community,” said BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome. “PNC has been an important partner of the BSO for many years, and the support of this series continues PNC’s leadership role as the BSO’s Community Outreach and Access Sponsor.”

“We are excited to partner with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to offer communities in Baltimore the opportunity to experience the Symphony in the City concert series,” said Laura Gamble, PNC’s Regional President for Greater Maryland. “This sponsorship is one of the ways PNC reinforces its philanthropic commitment to the arts.”

The Baltimore Museum of Industry, New Psalmist Baptist Church, the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks are supporting partners for these events.




Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry – 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
Nicholas Hersh, conductor

BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan, op. 62
BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8 pm
New Psalmist Baptist Church – 6020 Marian Dr, Baltimore, MD 21215
Joseph Young, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, op. 72b
BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F Major
PRICE (arr. W. G. STILL) Dance in the Canebrakes
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F Major, op. 93

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7 pm
Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University – 2201 Argonne Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
Jonathan Rush, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Le caprice de Nannette
JOSEPH BOLOGNE Violin Concerto in C Major, op. 5, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7 pm
Patterson Park
Nicholas Hersh, conductor

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, op. 84
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, op. 60
BEETHOVEN Wellington’s Victory, op. 91