Michael Lisicky recalls the satisfaction he and the other musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra felt after their inaugural pop-up performance at Penn Station last year, when they played classics and carols in the lobby on the Friday before Christmas. Many of the travelers and commuters there hadn’t expected it, but they soon formed a line to watch and listen, many taking out their phones to share it online.
“It was just to soothe the travelers,” the oboist said. “We just kind of wanted to do something fun and nice. It was so well received.”