Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Virtually Performs Powerful Ending of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3


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March 30, 2020 – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced the release of a new video of BSO musicians virtually performing the powerful ending of “What Love Tells Me,” the final movement of Mahler’s Third Symphony. The Orchestra was able to rehearse the great masterwork, but unable to perform it in scheduled concerts, to be led by Marin Alsop, March 12-14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore, as the performances were cancelled due to COVID-19.

“The musicians of the Baltimore Symphony were disappointed that we were unable to perform the work and decided to create a virtual performance,” Principal Tuba Aubrey Foard said. “We thought Mahler’s glorious and life-affirming coda from this symphony would help everyone feel a little better, knowing that the BSO is with them even when we’re all separated by physical distance.” 

Each musician recorded their individual part of the final moments of the symphony at home. The video was produced and edited by BSO Violist Colin Sorgi, who created a click track for each musician to play along to while recording their part. This allowed the piece to move with tempo changes as it would in a live performance. Each musician employed two devices; one to play the click track and another to record both video and audio. 

The BSO recently announced BSO OffStage, an online platform of new and archived digital materials from the BSO. Visit and the BSO’s social media platforms to see the video and other content.

Note: This recording is permitted to be aired or broadcast as long as the following is noted on air or in print: “This recording is performed and produced by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit” Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is public domain. The video is available for download here.


About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
For over a century, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural institutions. Under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, the orchestra is internationally renowned and locally admired for its innovation, performances, recordings and educational outreach initiatives including OrchKids.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs annually for more than 275,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, the BSO has performed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, and since 2005, with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra performing its full season of classical and pops concerts in two metropolitan areas. More information about the BSO can be found at