• About

    Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of 250 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland.

    In addition to weekly rehearsals, BSYO students have opportunities to collaborate with and be mentored by BSO musicians and Maestra Marin Alsop, including:

    • Side-by-Side rehearsals with the BSO
    • Coaching from BSO musicians
    • Collaboration with world-renowned guest artists
    • Access to BSYO events at the Meyerhoff
    • Chamber music classes and performance opportunities

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  • Faculty

    Nicholas Hersh, Artistic Director and Youth Orchestra Conductor
    MaryAnn Poling, Concert Orchestra Conductor
    Nana Vaughn, String Orchestra Conductor
    Alicia Kosack, BSYO Manager
    Gina Kotowski, Librarian
    Jim Kotowski, Operations Assistant

  • Concerts

    Sunday, December 17 (NEW DATE AND TIMES!): Carver Center
    String and Concert Orchestra: 4:00 pm
    Youth Orchestra: 7:00 pm

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    Sunday, March 18: Carver Center
    String and Concert Orchestra: 2:30 pm
    Youth Orchestra: 5:30 pm

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    Friday, May 25: Meyerhoff
    String, Concert and Youth Orchestra: 7 pm

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  • Auditions

     

    BSYO auditions for the 2018-2019 season will take place May 30th - June 16th.

    Information and registration will be posted the week of April 2nd!

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  • BSYO Members Only

    Buy the exclusive BSYO Access Pass!

    For $25 your BSYO student can have unlimited access to select BSO concerts throughout the season. For each eligible concert, the BSYO Access Pass allows you one concert ticket at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall ticket window. Family and friends can attend as well by taking advantage of the 20% discount offered to BSYO families or by purchasing Rush Tickets. Available concerts will be listed on this page and updated as the season progresses.

    Passes may be purchased at weekly BSYO rehearsals.

    Please note that this offer is only valid for select concerts listed on this page. Premium seating and concerts are excluded.


    Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
    Fri, Apr 6, 8 pm

    Markus Stenz, conductor
    Arabella Steinbacher, violin

    Beethoven // Symphony No.1 in C Major Listen Now 
    Korngold // Violin Concerto in D Major Listen Now 
    Rachmaninoff // Symphonic Dances Listen Now 

    This journey of melodic splendor begins with Beethoven’s playful and spirited First Symphony. The BSO is joined by Arabella Steinbacher for Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his commanding final work, brings a beautiful sense of melody to the powerful "Dies Irae" chant. 


    Vegas Nights with Frankie Moreno
    Fri, Apr 13, 8 pm
    Sat, Apr 14, 8 pm

    Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor
    Frankie Moreno, vocalist

    Frankie Moreno returns to the BSO performing hits by Sinatra, Elvis, The Beatles and more with his signature blend of rock, soul and swing. Twice named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year,” Frankie has been wowing audiences from coast to coast, performing his own brand of Rock 'n’ Roll.


    Beethoven and Mahler
    Fri, Apr 20, 8 pm
    Sat, Apr 21, 8 pm

    Markus Stenz, Principal Guest Conductor
    Jonathan Carney, violin
    Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello
    Ryo Yanagitani, piano

    Beethoven // Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano Listen Now BSO Podcast
    Mahler // Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan” Listen Now BSO Podcast

    Join BSO Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz for two titans of the classical repertoire. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto features three soloists, including two BSO leaders, Concertmaster Jonathan Carney and Principal Cello Dariusz Skoraczewski. Mahler said that, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” Experience the massive orchestral forces of the “Titan.”


    Tchaikovsky and Balanchine
    Thu, Apr 26, 8 pm

    Marin Alsop, Music Director
    Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
    Staged by Deborah Wingert
    Coached by Heather Watts

    Tchaikovsky // Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
    Tchaikovsky // Suite from Swan Lake
    Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

    Marin Alsop conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program including Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet. Experience this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers.


    Off The Cuff: Tchaikovsky and Balanchine
    Sat, Apr 28, 7 pm

    Marin Alsop, Music Director
    Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
    Staged by Deborah Wingert
    Coached by Heather Watts

    Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

    Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet in 1934. Experience the musical and visual journey of this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers. Join us after the concert for a conductor-led Q&A session.