• 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.

    Unsung Heros
    Streaming On-Demand February 4th - March 6th

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

    Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. From fictional superheroes like Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to everyday heroes working on the front lines and brave historical figures like Rosa Parks, these individuals are often overshadowed or forgotten, but they make an impact on our future. This program features works by Daniel Bernard Roumain and James P. Johnson, and Wordsmith shares a fresh commentary on Rosa Parks and how she changed history.

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Wordsmith, spoken word artist

    SAINT-GEORGES Overture to L’amant Anonyme
    JOHNSON Victory Stride
    DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN “Klap Ur Handz” from Rosa Parks
    JOHN WILLIAMS Rey’s Theme
    ELGAR Nimrod from “Enigma Variations”

    BEETHOVEN Scherzo from Symphony No 3, “Eroica”

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    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

  • Teacher 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.


    Thrills & Chills
    Young Listener’s Guide

    Winter Wonderland

    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