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  • Midweek

    2022-23 Season
    Midweek Education Concerts

    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    STEAM-activated, arts-integrated orchestra concerts for students Pre-K through Middle School and beyond.

    Midweek Concerts are appropriate for all children, regardless of age.

    PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

    CALYPSO FUSION
    WED, OCT 26, 10 & 11:30 AM
    THU, OCT 27, 10 & 11:30 AM

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Josanne Francis, steelpan artist
    Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra Students

    SAINT-SAËNS “Fossils” from Carnival of the Animals
    JAN BACH Movt. 1 from Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra
    STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird
    BRIAN PRECHTL Cassa Jam
    JOHNSON Drums

    Drums, Drums, Drums – including steelpan drums – are the focus of this concert. Josanne Francis, steelpan artist, joins the BSO for an exploration of percussion instruments, especially those with pitch. Josanne brings with her a group of middle and high school students from Positive Vibrations Youth Orchestra. Other traditional orchestral percussion instruments like xylophone, and timpani, share the spotlight. Don’t miss it!

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND MOVEMENT


     

    TINY TOTS: Recommended for PRE-K to Grade 2 and up

    A SPIRIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    WED, NOV 30, 10 & 11:30 AM
    THU, DEC 1, 10 & 11:30 AM

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Magic Circle Mime Company

    ROSSINI (arr. Respighi) La Boutique Fantasque Suite
    ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
    BACH/Stokowski: Little Fugue in G Minor
    STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
    TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak from “The Nutcracker Suite”
    FAITH Brazilian Sleigh Bells
    ANDERSON Excerpts from A Christmas Festival

    Three mischievous holiday spirits have their own ideas of what a holiday concert should be. As two of the spirits squabble, the orchestra is caught in the middle. To the rescue comes the spirit of “Music” leading the audience in an unusual holiday sing-a-long that breaks the grinch-like “curse of noise” and returns a holiday spirit to the concert hall.

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (MIME – THEATER AND STORYTELLING), SCIENCE


     

    MUSIC FOR YOUTH: Recommended for GRADES 4-8 and up

    THE JAZZ AGE: HARLEM RENAISSANCE
    WED, FEB 8, 10 & 11:30 AM
    THU, FEB 9, 10 & 11:30 AM

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Wordsmith, spoken word artist

    GERSHWIN Introduction from Porgy & Bess
    JAMES P. JOHNSON Harlem Symphony, Movt. III
    GERSHWIN (arr. Hershey Kay) “I Got Rhythm” from Girl Crazy
    JAMES P. JOHNSON Charleston
    PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony 1
    STILL “The Blues” from Lenox Avenue
    STILL Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American,” Movt. III

    Explore the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, a period in American history in which the creativity of African Americans left its mark on generations of civil rights activists, artists, and thinkers including Harlem and Negro Dancers by Langston Hughes and Heritage by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING


     

    PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

    CLASSICAL KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS
    WED, MAR 29, 10 &11:30 AM
    THU, MAR 30, 10 &11:30 AM

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Classical Kids Live!

    The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject: the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s home in Vienna. Explore the world of Ludwig van Beethoven with music from his greatest works, including the “Moonlight” Sonata, Für Elise, the Ninth Symphony, and more.

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, THEATER, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

  • BSO on the Go

    BSO on the Go

    BSO on the Go places selected BSO musicians into the county's elementary schools (including Title I schools). In contrast to a passive auditorium concert, these interactive programs take place in a more intimate classroom setting that encourages students and musicians to engage one another. In addition, at selected secondary schools, there are opportunities for student orchestras to perform with BSO soloists at public in-school concerts. BSO on the GO has received widespread acclaim from participating children as well as their music educators.

    For further information and to schedule a visit at your school, please contact Richard Spero at 301.581.5212 or BSOgo@BSOmusic.org.

    Note: Due to COVID-19, BSO on the Go is being offered virtually.

    Richard Spero
    Education and Engagement Liaison, BSO at Strathmore
    rspero@bsomusic.org | 301.581.5212

     

  • Open Rehearsals

    Open Rehearsal Series

    In-person Open Rehearsals has been cancelled for the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.

    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 410.783.8051 or email Education@BSOmusic.org.

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