The BSO Side by Side program is an opportunity for high school students from select counties to rehearse and perform with BSO musicians. We work with students from Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. For further details regarding this season’s specific concert programs, please see the information provided below.


Anne Arundel County Side by Side

Students from Anne Arundel County work with the BSO conductor, then rehearse and perform side by side with BSO Musicians at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program also features a young student soloist who performs a concerto work with the BSO.


Howard County Side by Side

Students from Howard County’s Gifted and Talented Orchestra play in sectional rehearsals led by BSO musicians and then rehearse with the BSO conductor. They then come together for a rehearsal and performance side by side with BSO Musicians at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program also features a young student soloist who performs a concerto
work with the BSO.

February 7, 7:30 pm

Group 1
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492
Chaminade: Concertino in D major for Flute and Orchestra, opus 107 (BSO only)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Group 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, opus 47
     I. Moderato
     IV. Allegro non troppo


Baltimore County Side by Side

Baltimore County students play in sectional rehearsals led by BSO musicians and then rehearse with the BSO conductor. They then come together for a rehearsal and performance side by side with BSO Musicians at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program also features a young student soloist who performs a concerto work with the BSO.

Mar 22, 10:30 am


Baltimore City Side by Side

Baltimore City’s School for the Arts students play in a side by side rehearsal with BSO Musicians at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.


The BSO partners with Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County Gifted and Talented Orchestra to rehearse and perform side by side with the BSO. 

Side by Side 3

The BSO’s Side-by Side programs are made possible in part through the generosity of the following partners:

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