The BSO offers a range of programming for adults at the Music Center at Strathmore and community venues throughout Montgomery County.

Requiem Discussion

Pre-Concert Lectures

Enhance your BSO at Strathmore classical concert experience with informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures. New this season: all lectures on the Promenade level of the Concert Hall; all evening lectures start at 6:30 pm and talks at 1:30 pm priod to Sunday matinées.

All Classical Thursdays at 6:30 pm and All Sunday Matinées at 1:30 pm:
Classical WETA 90.9FM hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley

All Classical Saturdays at 6:30 pm:
Levine Music's Joel Friedman and Melinda Baird

WHERE?   Promenade level of the Concert Hall
WHEN?   Lectures begin 90 minutes prior to each performance and conclude 50 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. Lectures are offered for all classical concerts *, except Friday's Off the Cuff series.
HOW?   No reservations required. Just arrive at the Promenade level with eager ears.
PRICE?   Complimentary to all ticket holders for that day's BSO concert.

*Please Note: No lecture will be offered prior to the BSO at Strathmore Gala on Saturday, February 13, 2016.


Ridgewells Catering, the new operator of the Prelude Café, will offer a reserved dining area for pre-concert lecture attendees. Reservations will be available one hour before the lecture (5:30 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays and 12:30 pm on Sundays). In addition, a three-course prix fixe meal will be offered at $25 per person. 

In the Community

Click here for more information on Education programs in Montgomery County.

Adult Learning and Listening

BSO musicians perform chamber recitals along with on-stage insights into the repertoire, composers and their own lives as a member of the BSO. Previous sites include Asbury Methodist Village, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Leisure World.

Professional Development Day for MCPS Music Educators

Professional development day led by BSO musicians and open to all MCPS music educators. MCPS awards appropriate credit hours toward mandatory advanced professional certificate renewal for music educators.

County Senior Centers

In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, BSO ensembles perform at recreation centers throughout Montgomery County. Performances in the 13-14 Season have included concerts at the Margaret Schweinhaut and Holiday Park Senior Centers.


Richard Spero
Community Liaison, BSO at Strathmore | 301.581.5212