• 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.

    Thrills & Chills

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

    Jonathan Rush, conductor
    Wordsmith, spoken word artist

    SAINT-SAËNS “Fossils”
    SAINT- SAËNS Danse Macabre
    MICHAEL ABELS Finale from Us
    RAY PARKER, JR. Theme from Ghostbusters
    GRIEG “In the Hall of the Mountain King”

    Don’t miss this thrilling and chilling program with the BSO streamed to your classroom, featuring music about fossils, trolls, magic, ghosts, and more!

    Midweek Educator Access
    Register to gain access to streamed Midweek performances from the 2021-22 Season.

    Get Educator Access

    Young Listener’s Guide

    Curriculum Connections
    Music, Art, Theater, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Social and Emotional Learning, Physical Education and Movement

    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.

    Click here to view the Through the Telescope Resource Guide Space Telescope Science Institute

    Click here to view the Through the Telescope Teacher 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