April 22, 2020

Dear Friends of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,

We wanted to share with you that today we announced the cancellation or rescheduling of all concerts and public events through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and at The Music Center at Strathmore. The BSO has continued to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19, including the guidance of the CDC and our elected leaders. In addition to the cancellations and calendar changes noted at the bottom of this post, we are conducting all business operations remotely, including our Ticket Office services. We remain committed to making it as easy as possible for all ticketholders affected by cancellations (and rescheduling) to understand their options, and we hope that you will consider transferring your tickets for cancelled concerts into a donation to the BSO at this unprecedented time.

We recently launched BSO OffStage, an exciting new addition to our website devoted to performances that our musicians are creating from their homes, as well as podcasts, educational activities, conversations with Marin Alsop and guest artists, BSO musicians, and more. New content is added daily, and we hope you will visit our website at to enjoy the rich array of new and archived content. You can also join us every Thursday at 5 pm for our Virtual Governing Members Lounge events featuring BSO musicians, guest artists and conductors in live conversations (or view them afterwards on your own schedule).

We are very grateful for your support of our Orchestra, and we look forward to making music for you at the concert hall again as soon as possible.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, musicians, staff and all of us in the BSO family, we wish you and your family good health and safety during this unprecedented situation.


Peter T. Kjome
President and CEO

The following performances and events are cancelled. This is in addition to performances and events previously cancelled through May 24.

  • Lerner and Loewe Classics
    • Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8 pm – Strathmore
    • Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
    • Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3 pm – Meyerhoff
  • Beethoven Pastoral Symphony
    • Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8 pm – Strathmore
    • Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
    • Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8 pm – Strathmore
    • Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 3 pm – Meyerhoff
  • Beethoven Ninth
    • Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
    • Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8 pm – Meyerhoff
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8 pm – Strathmore
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3 pm – Meyerhoff
  • Hiplet
    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 3 pm – Meyerhoff
      Please note that this event is being rescheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3 pm. Current tickets will be valid on the new date.

In keeping with these concert cancellations, all related member and development events are also cancelled, including:

  • On-Stage Rehearsal, Thursday, June 4 – Meyerhoff
  • Allegretto Dinner, Saturday, June 6 – Strathmore
  • Allegretto Dinner, Thursday, June 12 – Meyerhoff

Options for Ticketholders

If your performance has been rescheduled for a future date, your current tickets will be valid for the new date. If you hold tickets for a cancelled concert or are unable to attend on a rescheduled date, the following options are available to you:

Donate your tickets. Consider supporting the BSO by donating your tickets for a tax deduction. All non-member patrons will receive a $75 Bach Level Membership, and current members will be upgraded by one membership level through December 31, 2020 (Subscribers can be upgraded to a maximum of Governing Members Level, single ticket buyers a maximum of Symphony Society Gold). Membership benefits include invitations to exclusive donor events, insider updates and ticketing privileges.

Put tickets on account. Place the funds on your account for future use. Subscribers may consider applying the value to their 2020-21 season subscription renewal. Individual ticketholders can use their credits for concerts in the 2020-21 season beginning on July 27th. Credits can be used by contacting the Ticket Office.

Request a gift certificate. You can convert the value of your tickets into a gift certificate, which is valid for four years from the date of issue.

Request a refund. While we hope you will consider joining us for a future performance, we understand that may not be possible. Refunds are available to ticketholders by request.

Please notify us of your intentions by July 1, 2020. After this date, any tickets remaining for cancelled performances will be considered a donation to the BSO.

Ticketholders should please click here to fill out our ticket request form. If you have questions, you may also contact us by phone at 877.276.1444. Please note that the BSO Ticket Office is currently operating remotely and responding to a high volume of requests, so your inquiry may take longer than normal to answer. We appreciate your patience and understanding.