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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra launches trove of online videos, podcasts

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Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The 2020-2021 season will be her last as music director. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Unable to open up the doors of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for concerts, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking its performances online.

Earlier today, the orchestra launched BSO OffStage, a collection of videos and podcasts that feature recital performances by the orchestra’s musicians, archival footage, masterclasses, interviews and discussions of classical works by some of the masters.

BSO music director Marin Alsop to step down in 2021

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Marin Alsop conducts a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra rehearsal. Photo via the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page.

After 14 years leading the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop is stepping down at the end of her current contract, which expires Aug. 31, 2021, the BSO announced today.

Alsop, the first woman to lead a major orchestra in the U.S., will maintain the roles of Music Director Laureate and OrchKids Founder.

For a second year, BSO musicians will greet commuters, travelers at Penn Station tomorrow

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Photo courtesy of Baltimore Symphony Musicians

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.”

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.

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