• Midweek

    Midweek Concerts

    Arts-integrated, interactive and engaging BSO concert field trips, specifically designed for students in grades Pre K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

    2018-2019 Midweek Concerts

    Symphony Space-tacular: Join this intergalactic experience featuring musical selections from Star Wars, Also sprach Zarathustra, The Planets and more. The program also highlights images from outer space with a NASA astronaut as narrator.

    A Swingin' Nutcracker: Show-stopping hip-hop dancers join the BSO for this fun-filled holiday concert. Riffing off of Duke Ellington's reimagining of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, jazz composer Paul Murtha has created a newSwingin' Nutcracker!

    Peter and the Wolf: The BSO musicians must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. The concert hall becomes the dramatic setting and musicians become the characters as Prokofiev’s exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids on the edge of their seats.

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on the spot during the performance.

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  • Open Rehearsals

    Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series

    Offering serious music students in middle school, high school and college a “behind the scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal.

    To reserve tickets for Open Rehearsals, please call 410.783.8118 or email Education@BSOmusic.org.

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  • BSO on the Go

    BSO on the Go

    Bring the magic of the BSO into your school, community or local senior center with interactive performances and classroom visits by BSO players.

    For more information and to book a BSO on the Go program, contact:

    301.581.5212 | bsogo@BSOmusic.org

    Click here for more information about BSO on the Go in Montgomery County.

  • Resources

    Teacher Resources

    Music Educators Academy: Side-by-side playing and singing experience for those engaged in or pursuing a career in music education.

    Teacher Resource Guides: Arts-integrated, STEAM activated lesson plans for Midweek Concerts.

    OrchLab: Workshops for credit hours for Montgomery County Music Educators.

    CEME: The OrchKids program will host a workshop focusing on creating strategic plans for aspiring and pre-existing El Sistema inspired programs.

    Science Advisory Council: The first-ever Science Advisory Council for a symphony orchestra, the SAC, a team of extraordinary scientists, work with the BSO to develop natural and meaningful STEAM links to Midweek concerts, Teacher Resource Guides and more.

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    The BSO also offers a range of programs for aspiring young musicians. Here are just some of the opportunities that you might want to know about:

    OrchKids: Performances through Baltimore City Public Schools. 

    BSYO: BSO Youth Ensembles in residence at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD.

    OrchLab: BSO musician residencies at selected Montgomery County schools.

    High School Side by SidesSide by side rehearsal and performance opportunities for high school students.

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