BSO Cancels Concerts and Public Events Tonight Through March 21




March 12, 2020 (Baltimore, MD)
– The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced that it is cancelling all concerts and other public events through Saturday, March 21, 2020 at both the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been closely monitoring the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Given the seriousness of this evolving situation and concern for the health and well-being of our audiences, musicians and staff, the organization has cancelled these public events as the best course of action for our local and global community, as the institution does its part to minimize the spread of this virus.

BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome stated, “We are committed to the safety of our patrons, musicians and staff, and we believe that it is our responsibility to make this difficult decision at this time. Of course, as recent history has shown us, the BSO has navigated challenging times thanks to the collective support and strength of our community. In addition to inviting patrons to exchange into future programs, we are also deeply appreciative to those patrons who would consider donating their tickets to support the BSO at a pivotal time in our transformation.”

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will continue to monitor the landscape and make future decisions in consultation with Board leadership.

The Baltimore Symphony’s public events cancelled at this time include:

Mahler Symphony No. 3
Thurs March 12 at 8 pm – Strathmore
Fri March 13 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
Sat March 14 at 8 pm – Strathmore

Musical Monday (BSO at Strathmore Member Event)
Mon March 16 at 7:30 pm – St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda

Music Adventures: My Musical Journey
Tues March 17 at 6 pm – Meyerhoff

Ray Chen Performs Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Thurs March 19 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
Sat March 21 at 7 pm – Meyerhoff

BSO Donor Celebration
Fri March 20 at 8pm – Meyerhoff Please note that the BSO’s Donor Celebration event will be rescheduled for a later date

Music Box
Sat March 21 at 10 am and 11:30 am – Meyerhoff

No other concerts are being cancelled at this time. The BSO COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor the situation, and BSO patrons will be kept informed.

Ticket holders for these cancelled performances will be contacted with instructions by the Ticket Office.


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