Baltimore School for the Arts Gala this Weekend Brings Back Famous Alums

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Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) has plenty in store for their annual fundraiser, Expressions, this year themed “The Places You’ll Go” and chaired by BSA alums Antonio Hart and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.

The celebration will kick-off with the Expressions Gala on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature performances and exhibits by BSA’s most talented students in art, music, dance and theatre, as well as a seated dinner and live auction.

On Sunday, March 2Expressions – Family Edition will offer one-hour, family-friendly matinee shows of the Expressions performances at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Then, on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m., BSA will host Monday Night Expressions, an informal evening with lite-fare and cocktails followed by the Expressions performance and dessert.

The Expressions celebrationthe primary fundraising effort for the BSA Foundation, provides over a third of the Foundation’s annual funds each year to support BSA’s combined academic and arts education.

Expressions Gala:
Saturday, March 1
6:30 p.m.
Individual ticket: $350

Expressions – Family Edition:
Sunday, March 2
2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. performances each date
Individual ticket: Adults $15, Students $10


Monday Night Expressions:
Monday, March 3
6:30 p.m.
Individual ticket: $100


To Purchase Tickets:



Baltimore School for the Arts
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201



For More Information:


Visit or call 410-625-0403

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About the Chairs:
Antonio Hart, who graduated from BSA in 1986, is an instrumentalist and jazz educator. After BSA, he studied with Andy McGhee at Berklee College of Music. He then earned a master’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York. In 1997, he received a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Jazz Instrumental Solo’ for his release ‘Here I Stand.’ Currently, he’s a professor of jazz studies at his alma mater, Queens College, and continues to perform and conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. graduated from BSA in 1985 and went on to study classical music at Juilliard before deciding to pursue acting. In 1991, he made his film debut as the lead in the film Straight Out of Brooklyn. Since, he has regularly appeared in well-known films, television series and theatre productions such as The Waterboy, Law & Order, Homicide and CSI-NY. Gilliard is best known for his critically acclaimed performance in the HBO series The Wire and most recently, the AMC drama The Walking Dead.

Edited from Press Release

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