• Midweek
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    Midweek Concerts

    African-American Innovation

    Music for Youth: Grades 4-6

    February 18 & 20

    Celebrating Black History Month, this concert highlights the innovations of Elijah McCoy, Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. With musical selections by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson and traditional spirituals, the accomplishments of these innovators come to life in an inspiring concert experience. Featuring guest artists such as Baltimore City College Choir, narrator Shannan E. Johnson, soprano Marquita Lister and break dancers, this program honors the impact of African-American innovation on our collective history.

    Remarkable Farkle McBride

    Tiny Tots: Pre K – Kindergarten / Prime Time: Grades 1-3

    April 28 & 30

    Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius who plays the violin, flute, trombone and drums with incredible skill. Experience the orchestral adaptation of actor John Lithgow’s mesmerizing children’s book where the fickle, yet lovable Farkle brings the sounds and rhythms of the orchestra to life.



  • Open Rehearsals
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    2014-2015 Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series

    Offering serious music students in middle school, high school and college a “behind the scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal.

    To reserve tickets for Open Rehearsals, please call 410.783.8118 or email education@bsomusic.org.

    Upcoming Dates

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 10 am

    A BSO favorite, guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leads a program that honors the Baroque period’s First Family. Selected music by Johann Sebastian, Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel come together in one program showcasing both their individualism and legacy of true musical genius.

    The Firebird Suite
    Friday, Feb. 27, 10 am

    Deeply exotic and fanciful, Stravinsky’s poingnant Firebird Suite tells the tale of the bird’s heroic triumph over evil. Hailed by many as an authority on Mozart, Louis Lortie brings his classical flair to Mozart’s poignant Piano Concerto No. 23.



  • Musical Mentors
    Mentors Rehearsal

    Musical Mentors

    Let your students experience the BSO inside and outside of the concert hall in a custom made workshop paired with a concert of your choosing.

    Types of workshops include:

    • Full orchestra/band coachings
    • Solo performer masterclasses
    • Instrumental sectionals (strings/wind/brass/percussion)
    • Chamber music coachings


  • BSO on the Go
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    BSO on the Go

    Bring the magic of the BSO into your school, community or local senior center with interactive performances and classroom visits by BSO players.

    For more information and to book a BSO on the Go program, contact:

    301.581.5212 | bsogo@BSOmusic.org

    Click here for more information about BSO on the Go in Montgomery County.

  • Resources
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    Teacher Resources

    Music Educators Academy: Side-by-side playing and singing experience for those engaged in or pursuing a career in music education

    Teacher Resource Guides: Arts-integrated, STEAM activated lesson plan seeds and sprouts for Midweek Concerts and Open Rehearsals

    OrchLab: Workshops for credit hours for Montgomery County Music Educators

    CEME: The OrchKids program will host a workshop focusing on creating strategic plans for aspiring and pre-existing El Sistema inspired programs

    Curriculum Writing WorkshopsThe BSO seeks innovative educators with a specialty in arts integration to write lesson plans for the Midweek Concert series. 


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    The BSO also offers a range of programs for aspiring young musicians. Here are just some of the opportunities that you might want to know about:

    Science Advisory Council: The first-ever Science Advisory Council for a symphony orchestra, the SAC meets reguglarly to plan upcoming concerts and develop natural and meaningful STEM links to Midweek concerts, Teacher Resource Guides and more.

    OrchKids: Performances through Baltimore City Public Schools 

    BSYO: BSO Youth Ensemble in residence at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD 

    OrchLab: BSO musician residencies at selected Montgomery County schools

    High School Side by SidesSide by side rehearsal and performance opportunities for high school students