• Program Information

    2017-2018 Midweek Concert Series on sale now!

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


    Music for High Schools, Grades 9-12
    Baltimore Voices
    Wednesday, November 1, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Thursday, November 2, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Friday, November 3, 10 am

    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    Nicholas Hersh, conductor
    Shodekeh, emcee & beatboxer
    Baltimore Boom Bap Society
    Out of the Blocks


    This concert is centered around showcasing the people who live in Baltimore. Featuring Baltimore City students interviewed by the co-founders of Out of the Blocks, remix samples from the Baltimore Boom Bap Society and the BSO playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

    Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM

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    Music for Middle Schools, Grades 6-8
    A Christmas CarolThursday, December 7, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Friday, December 8, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    Nicholas Hersh, conductor
    Tim Marrone, actor

    This single-actor semi-staged adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol retells the story of the infamous miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Musical selections include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on “Greensleeves”, Tippett’s Suite in D and Jeff Tyzik’s Holiday Moods.

    Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

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    Music for Youth, Grades 3-5
    Around the GlobeThursday, February 8, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Friday, February 9, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    Nicholas Hersh, conductor
    Qing Li, violin

    Become a global citizen by joining us on this journey of music from a variety of regions around the world. Musical selections include Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego and The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto.

    Curriculum Connections: World Languages

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    Tiny Tots, Pre-K to Grade 2
    Ballet to FlamencoWednesday, April 11, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Friday, April 13, 10 am & 11:30 am
    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    Nicholas Hersh, conductor
    Anna Menendez, flamenco dancer
    Nicole Kelsch
    , Principal Dancer from Ballet Theatre of Maryland

    Explore the grace and power of dance, ranging from ballet to flamenco. Musical highlights include Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite. This concert is highlighted by dance performances from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and professional flamenco artist Anna Menendez.

    Curriculum Connections: Science

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    If you would like to purchase more than 100 tickets for a Midweek Concert, please email Educationtickets@BSOmusic.org or call 410-783-8000.


    Tiny Tots: Pre-K – Grade 2
    These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.

    Music for Youth: Grades 3-5
    These concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts-integrated curriculum links.

    Music for Middle Schools: Grades 6-8
    Whether newcomers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.

    Music for High School Students: Grades 9-12
    With exciting music, visuals and stimulating narratives, these concerts will foster a life-long appreciation for how the arts connect all aspects of our modern-day and future lives.

     

  • FAQs

    How much do BSO Midweek Concert tickets cost?

    BSO Midweek Concert tickets cost $6.50 each. For every fifteen (15) paid students, you receive one (1) complimentary chaperone ticket.

    How do I purchase tickets for BSO Midweek Concerts?

    For smaller orders of up to 100 seats, we encourage you to order tickets directly online by visiting BSOkids.org and clicking on the concert date/time of your choice. Many concert dates book up quickly, so please reserve your tickets in advance and no later than two weeks prior to the concert date. For orders over 100 seats, please contact us at educationtickets@BSOmusic.org or 410-783-8000.

    Payments must be received within two weeks of placing the order or two weeks prior to the performance date, whichever is earlier. Unpaid orders are subject to cancellation. The BSO cannot provide refunds or exchanges except in specific situations of unplanned school closures or delayed opening times (see “What happens in the event of inclement weather?”).

    What is the seating process for Midweek Concerts?

    Seating is done by the Ticket Office staff to keep groups together whenever possible. If you need special accommodation, please contact educationtickets@BSOmusic.org or call 410-783-8000.

    Please confirm with us if you need special accommodation a minimum of two weeks prior to the concert date.

    Where are the concerts held?

    Midweek Concerts are held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore at 1212 Cathedral St. Directions to the Meyerhoff can be found at the "Plan Your Field Trip" tab.

    When will I receive my tickets to the concert?

    Once your order has been placed and paid for, you will receive an Education Acknowledgement Form reflecting the number of tickets purchased. The Education Acknowledgement Form also serves as your ticket to the concert. Please bring a copy of this form with you on the day of the concert and check in at the Ticket Office upon arrival. Your seating assignment will be given to you when you arrive.

    What happens in the event of inclement weather?

    In the event of unplanned school closures or delayed opening times, as determined by the City of Baltimore and/or area Public and Private School administrations, tickets may be exchanged for a rescheduled concert date (if a reschedule date is available) or a Midweek concert in the same or following concert season (subject to availability), or refunded on a case-by-case basis.

    In the event that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra must cancel a concert as a result of numerous unplanned school closures, the BSO will make every attempt to reschedule the concert. In this instance, tickets may be exchanged for the reschedule date (subject to availability) and refunds may be given on a case-by-case basis.  

    If a student is absent, can I get a refund?

    Unfortunately, no refunds or exchanges are possible for any circumstances except as indicated for specific situations of unplanned school closures (see “What happens in the event of inclement weather?”).

    Can I take photographs during the concert?

    No. Cameras, tape recorders and video/audio recording are not permitted inside the concert hall.

    Can my students sit in the hall or lobby to eat a snack or lunch?

    Unfortunately, there is no space in the lobby for groups to eat. On a sunny day, we recommend using Pearlstone Park, located just across the street from the Meyerhoff.

    We are a small homeschool family. Can we still attend the Midweek Concerts?

    Absolutely! Homeschool and small groups are welcome to attend all of our concerts. If you are part of a larger homeschool group and plan to arrive separately, please make sure that all parties know the name of the person who placed the order and bring a copy of the Education Acknowledgement Form with you on the day of the concert.

    Can I bring my young child if he/she sits on my lap?

    You must purchase an individual ticket for each member of your group, regardless of age. If you need to bring a younger child, you may stay in the lobby and view the concert on video monitors. We do not recommend attendance at Midweek Concerts for children under the age of 3. (Children ages 6 months to 3 years are welcome to attend our Music Box Series Concerts. Information regarding Music Box can be found here.)

    I have a child with special needs in my class. How can I make sure his/her needs are met?

    Please contact the Ticket Office at 410-783-8000 or educationtickets@BSOmusic.org. Every effort will be made to accommodate your group. The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is wheelchair accessible, and we offer assistance for students who are hard of hearing. Sign-interpreted performances may also be arranged upon request (requests must be made at the time of your reservation but no later than 3 weeks prior to each performance).

    Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?

    For questions regarding ticket purchases, arrival and check-in, or any special requests, please contact the Ticket Office at 410-783-8000 or educationtickets@BSOmusic.org.

  • Plan Your Field Trip

    Before the Concert

    • Resource Guides: The BSO, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), provides tailor-made teacher resources for each Midweek Concert program. All Teacher Resource Guides align to state and national curriculum and common core standards. Click on the "Teacher Resource Guides" tab to access free lesson plans made possible by the Baltimore Symphony Associates.
    • Special Needs: If members of your group have special needs, please list these needs on your order form, phone, or email. In addition, please contact the Ticket Office at 410-783-8000 or Educationtickets@BSOmusic.org at the time of your reservation but no later than two weeks prior to the concert to confirm all accommodations.
    • Directions: Click here for directions to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

     The Day of the Concert

    • Upon arrival at the Hall, please make sure to follow the directions of the BSO representatives and Baltimore City Police Officers on duty. They are there for your safety and assistance.
    • If you are traveling by bus: a BSO representative or Baltimore City Police Officer will greet your bus and instruct you on where to park. A BSO representative will also provide your bus driver with a street parking permit, as well as instructions on entering the building. Please do not leave your bus unattended until receiving directions from a BSO representative or Baltimore City Police Officer.
    • If traveling by car or van, you may pay to park in one of the adjacent garages or on the street, if available.
      • Cathedral Street Garage: Located at the corner of Preston and Cathedral Streets opposite the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The entrance is on Cathedral Street. The cost is typically $12 per vehicle, cash only. Handicap parking is available.
      • Symphony Center Garage: Located on Park Avenue directly across from the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The cost is typically $12 per vehicle, cash only. Handicap parking is available.
    • Click here for more information about directions to the Meyerhoff.

    At the Concert

    • When you enter the Hall, please check in at the Ticket Office for your seating assignment.
    • Remind your students that no food, drink or chewing gum is allowed in the hall.
    • Please turn off cell phones, cameras or any other video/recording devices.

    After the Concert

    • Ask your students to remain in their seats at the end of the concert. Please listen carefully as a BSO representative announces the dismissal procedure from the stage.
    • Once your group is dismissed, proceed quickly and quietly to your designated exit. If you are unclear as to which exit to use, please do not hesitate to ask a BSO representative.
    • We love hearing what students think about our programs! Ask your students to reflect on what they saw and heard at the BSO. Please send feedback to:

    BSO Education Department
    1212 Cathedral Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Education@BSOmusic.org

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the BSO Education Department at 410-783-8118 or Education@BSOmusic.org.


    Directions to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    Coming from Downtown Baltimore

    • Take Charles Street North past the Washington Monument.
    • 6 blocks after the Monument, turn left at Preston Street and continue two blocks to Cathedral Street. The Meyerhoff is on the left at the corner of Cathedral and Preston.
    • CARS: Turn right on Cathedral Street to enter the Cathedral Garage.

    Coming from Pennsylvania, Timonium, Cockeysville, Towson (and points north)

    Park free at Timonium or Lutherville light rail stop and take the train to the Cultural Center stop or:

    • Take I-83 South to Exit 6 (North Avenue/Mt. Royal Avenue). Stay in the center lane to go straight through the light (you will be on Mt. Royal Avenue) and go straight through 3 lights.
    • Before the 4th light there is a fork in the road. Bear right at the fork. That will put you on Cathedral Street. The Meyerhoff is on the right side at the next corner (Cathedral and Preston).
    • CARS: Turn left on Cathedral Street to enter the Cathedral Garage.

    Coming from Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, White Marsh

    • Take I-95 South. Follow signs for I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel to I-395 Downtown Baltimore.
    • Follow the signs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) North.
    • Take MLK North for about 3 miles to the intersection of MLK and Howard Street. Stay in your right lane.
    • Follow the signs for Chase Street/I-83. Go through 3 lights. The Meyerhoff will be on your left.
    • CARS: Proceed straight to the Cathedral Garage on your right.

    Coming from Virginia, Washington, Columbia (and points south)

    • Take I-95 North to I-395 Downtown Baltimore (Exit 53).
    • Follow the signs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) North.
    • Take MLK North for about 3 miles to the intersection of MLK and Howard Street. Stay in your right lane.
    • Follow the signs for Chase Street/I-83. Go through 3 lights. The Meyerhoff will be on your left.
    • CARS: Proceed straight to the Cathedral Garage on your right.

    Coming from Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severna Park, Pasedena

    Park free at Cromwell or Ferndale light rail stop and take the train to the Cultural Center stop or:

    • Take I-695 (Beltway) toward Towson.
    • From I-695, take I-95 North to I-395 for Downtown Baltimore.
    • Follow the signs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) North.
    • Take MLK North for about 3 miles to the intersection of MLK and Howard Street. Stay in your right lane.
    • Follow the signs for Chase Street/I-83. Go through 3 lights. The Meyerhoff will be on your left.
    • CARS: Proceed straight to the Cathedral Garage on your right.

    Coming from West Virginia, Frederick (and points west)

    • Take I-70 East and follow onto I-695 (Beltway) towards Glen Burnie.
    • From I-695, take I-95 North to I-395 for Downtown Baltimore.
    • Follow the signs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) North.
    • Take MLK North for about 3 miles to the intersection of MLK and Howard Street. Stay in your right lane.
    • Follow the signs for Chase Street/I-83. Go through 3 lights. The Meyerhoff will be on your left.
    • CARS: Proceed straight to the Cathedral Garage on your right.
  • Teacher Resource Guides

    Teacher Guides for Midweek Concerts

    The BSO provides arts-integrated, STEAM activated Teacher Resource guides to complement the Midweek concerts. Each guide is written by a highly-skilled group of Maryland educators with specialism in music, drama, science, English/Language Arts and visual arts, led by extraordinary award-winning curriculum writer and editor, Richard McCready. The activities are designed to inspire creative interactions with the concert materials and to provide a more personal and engaging concert experience.

    Baltimore Voices

    Teacher's Guide

    Event Page

     

    A Christmas Carol

    Teacher's Guide

    Event Page

     

    Around the Globe

    Teacher's Guide

    Event Page

     

    Ballet to Flamenco

    Teacher's Guide

    Event Page

     


    STEAM Activated, Arts-Integrated

    • Innovative teacher resource guides designed to enhance each concert program
    • Created in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), guides are thoughtfully designed for each concert program by a hand-picked team of educators who specialize in music, social studies, science, English/language arts, drama and visual arts
    • Written by expert advisors from Johns Hopkins, the National Park Service, the Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library
    • Guides align to: 
        » State and National Curriculum
        » Common Core Standards
        » National Arts Standards
    •   » 21st Century Skills