Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Experience the BSO.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Location: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) hosts the BSO Academy Festival at Artscape where non-professional musicians from all over the country play side-by-side with the BSO Performances are free and open to the public. The BSO Academy Festival at Artscape is made possible through the generosity of Loren Kayfetz and Pat Pannell. The BSO Academy is supported in part by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Friday, July 17

7PM-8PM Side-by-Side Orchestra Performance I Nicholas Hersh, conductor
J. Strauss, Blue Danube (BSO only)
Brahms Symphony No. 2 (BSO with BSO Academy)
8:15-9:15PM Side-by-Side Orchestra Performance II Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Mozart, Don Giovanni Overture (BSO only)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (BSO with BSO Academy)

Saturday, July 18

1PM-2PM Side-by-Side Chamber Music Performance BSO and BSO Academy participants perform select chamber works (BSO with BSO Academy)

Sunday, July 19

11AM-2:30PM Backstage Tours of Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Tours begin at 11am and run every half hour with the last tour starting at 2:30pm
Have you ever wondered what the view from the stage looks like or where the musicians go during intermission? Join us for a free behind-the-scenes tour of Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and find out!

Share your love of the arts by creating an Art-full Letter to send to your state legislator with Maryland Citizens for the Arts’ Emerging Arts Advocates. Supplies and inspiration will be available in the Meyerhoff lobby, so stop by before or after your tour.

Tour sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis and begin from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Lobby. Tours last approximately 1 hour.
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