Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Offer Music Box Series at The Music Center at Strathmore

Baltimore, Md. (March 12, 2014) – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has expanded its popular Music Box Series for infants and toddlers age six months to three years to include six concerts at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. Concerts are offered at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2014. Tickets for the Music Box Series at Strathmore are $15 for children and $15 for adults. Please see below for calendar and ticket information.

Hosted by actress, dancer and storyteller Maria Broom, the Music Box Series gives young children the chance to explore music through interactive performances. Each 30 minute concert promotes musical, motor and language development through bouncing, clapping, listening, and singing. The concerts feature a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical, jazz and children’s songs that provide social and educational experiences for both children and their families. Each performance also features pre-concert activities hosted 30 minutes prior to the show by the BSO and partner organization Ready at Five, a non-profit that works to ensure that all Maryland children are ready to learn by age five. The wide range of pre-concert activities will encourage literacy, creative play and musical skills. Music Box programs take place in the lobbies at The Music Center at Strathmore.

COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS:

Bugs!
April 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. — The Music Center at Strathmore
The music of Debussy and Mendelssohn will soar like the bees, butterflies and ladybugs when performed by a piano trio.

Moo, Baa, Neigh
May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. — The Music Center at Strathmore
A clarinet quintet celebrates the barnyard noises of sheep, pigs, horses and cows with some sprightly music by Mozart.

Summertime Movin’ & Groovin’
June 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. — The Music Center at Strathmore
A brass quintet will celebrate what makes summertime great: sunshine, the beach, ice cream, swimming and more!

Tickets for children and adults are $15 and can be purchased in person at the Strathmore box office, through the BSO Ticket Office, via phone at 1.877.BSO.1444 or online at BSOmusic.org. Patrons can save 15% when purchasing all three concerts.

Parking is available in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage off Tuckerman Lane. Parking is free on weekends and complementary for all ticketed events at the Music Center at Strathmore.

About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.

In addition to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, where the orchestra has performed for 28 years, the BSO is a founding partner and the resident orchestra at the state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore, just outside of Washington, D.C. With the opening of Strathmore in February 2005, the BSO became the nation’s only major orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas.

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