At the start of the 2023-24 Season, Jonathon Heyward made history stepping onto the podium as the Baltimore Symphony’s 13th Music Director — and we held our largest ever season opening celebrations to welcome him with open arms.

This coming September, a statewide celebration once again kicks off the classical season. We are thrilled to announce that world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join Jonathon and your Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in two back-to-back special events: A Season Opening Celebration on Friday, September 20 at The Music Center at Strathmore; and the BSO’s Annual Gala on Saturday, September 21 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

In keeping with tradition, our largest annual fundraising weekend will also feature talented student musicians from both BSO OrchKids and the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras on our concert stages. We fully expect both events to sell out before we open single ticket sales, and we want you to be there! For the first time ever, Platinum Level ($12,000) and up table sponsorships OR Individual Platinum ($1,200 per ticket) packages are now available for advance reservation!

Confirm your 2024 Gala sponsorship before April 19 to guarantee VIP access for you and your guests to incredible performance(s) and the best party in town.

Join us as we once again make history right here in Maryland.

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Last year, the BSO reintroduced a silent auction to the Gala, featuring a highly curated selection of unique packages and experiences that generated $60,000 in additional funds to underwrite education and community programs in Baltimore, Montgomery County, and across all corners of the State.
Our goal for the 2024-25 Gala Silent Auction is to achieve an impact of $100,000.
Auction packages have included: delectable culinary and wine packages, (international) trips and vacations, luxury goods and services, exclusive access to sports and entertainment events, and more!
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