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BSO Members to Play for Commuters, Travelers at Penn Station this Friday

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The outside of Penn Station. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Members of the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be welcoming Baltimore commuters home and sending travelers off for Christmas weekend this Friday.

Songs of the Season: BSO Brings Baltimore ‘Home for the Holidays’

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The “Tap-Dancing Santas” of Baltimore School for the Arts. Image via Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The holidays are nearly back at the Meyerhoff.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Has a New President

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Incoming BSO president Peter T. Kjome. Photo by Johnny Quirin, Courtesy BSO.
Incoming BSO president Peter T. Kjome. Photo by Johnny Quirin, Courtesy BSO.

Ten months ago, we learned that Baltimore Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Paul Meecham was leaving town for Utah after a decade spent leading the BSO. Today, the orchestra announced that they have found his replacement, plucked from the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan.

13-Year-Old Reisterstown Student Picked to Sing Solo with the BSO

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Courtesy BCPS
Courtesy BCPS

A talented seventh-grader from Baltimore County is already about to fulfill one of his lifelong goals: Singing solo onstage, backed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

‘A Swingin’ Nutcracker a la Ellington’ is Part of Baltimore Symphony’s Holiday Lineup

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Credit: Jati Lindsay
Credit: Jati Lindsay

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will present a jazzy new take on Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker this year as part of its holiday concert lineup.

The BSO is Continuing its Series with Indie Bands

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Baltimore Symphony November 20, 2008catch of the day fish (2)For the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, playing with indie bands is a way for an orchestra to reach a young, hip audience. For indie bands, playing with a famed symphony makes you sound both good and legitimizes your music. Given the win-win, it’s perhaps no surprise that WTMD’s Pulse series will be back for another season.

Here’s Who Will Be Onstage While John Waters Narrates BSO’s Hairspray: In Concert

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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 25: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance of "Hairspray: In Concert" at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on January 25, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Performance conducted by Jack Everly, starring Marissa Perry as "Tracy Turnblad" and also starring John Waters as narrator. (Photo credit should read: Photo by Patrick Smith |www.patricksmithphotos.com)
John Waters Photo by Patrick Smith |www.patricksmithphotos.com)

George Wendt from Cheers, comedian Paul Vogt and Tony-winning Broadway actress Beth Leavel are among the performers who will join narrator John Waters in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “semi-staged” production of Hairspray: In Concert next month.

Laura Marie Rondinella will make her BSO debut in the starring role of Tracy Turnblad.

One Year After the Riots, BSO Plans Free Concert in West Baltimore

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Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are heading back to West Baltimore to present a free concert, one year after the riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

BSO Director Says OrchKids Program “All About Possibility”

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

On Monday, NPR again turned its coverage to Baltimore, this time to put the spotlight on OrchKids, a community music program run by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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