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  • Program Information

    2021-22 Midweek Concerts


    Arts-integrated and engaging BSO concert broadcasts, designed for students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, especially focused on grades 3-6.

    Through The Telescope
    Streaming On-Demand April 18th - May 18th

    Concert recorded live without an audience. Available on-demand for 30 days.

    Experience otherworldly images of galaxies far, far away with special guest NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller as your guide. This concert, presented in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute, features music by Richard Strauss, James Lee III, Gustav Holst, John Williams, and more, along with captivating visuals from the Hubble Space Telescope!

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Dr. Michelle Thaller, NASA astronomer

    HOLST “Mars, the Bringer of War” from The Planets
    MOZART “Jupiter” from Symphony No. 41
    HOLST “Uranus, the Magician” from The Planets
    HOVHANESS “Vision of Andromeda” from Symphony No. 48
    JAMES LEE III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
    DEBUSSY Clair de lune
    JOHN WILLIAMS “Adventures on Earth” from E.T.

    Get Educator Access

    Young Listener’s Guide

    Science Resource Guide

    Curriculum Connections
    Music, Art, Language Arts, Social and Emotional Learning, Social Studies

    The virtual concert broadcasts can be access for free to schools and families through the BSO Offstage website. Free in-person Midweek Concerts will return to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall later this season.

    Tiny Tots: Pre-K – Grade 2
    These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.

    Prime Time: Grades 3-5
    These concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts-integrated

  • Resource Guides

    Teacher Activity Guides for Midweek Concerts

    The BSO provides arts-integrated, STEAM activated Teacher Resource guides to complement the Midweek concerts. Each guide is written by a highly-skilled group of Maryland educators with specialism in music, drama, science, English/Language Arts and visual arts, led by extraordinary award-winning curriculum writer and editor, Richard McCready. The activities are designed to inspire creative interactions with the concert materials and to provide a more personal and engaging concert experience.

    Through the Telescope
    Young Listener’s Guide Science Resource Guide

    Unsung Heroes
    Young Listener’s Guide

    Winter Wonderland
    Young Listener’s Guide

    Thrills & Chills
    Young Listener’s Guide

    STEAM Activated, Arts-Integrated

    • Innovative teacher resource guides designed to enhance each concert program
    • Created in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), guides are thoughtfully designed for each concert program by a hand-picked team of educators who specialize in music, social studies, science, English/language arts, drama and visual arts
    • Written by expert advisors from Johns Hopkins, the National Park Service, the Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library
    • Guides align to:
      » State and National Curriculum
      » Common Core Standards
      » National Arts Standards
    • » 21st Century Skills