• Make a Gift

    Thank you for your gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! 

    If you'd like to make a gift by phone or have questions, please contact the Development Office by phone today at (410) 783-8124.

     

  • Meyerhoff Membership

    Learn more about our exciting membership levels and the benefits that bring you even closer to the music.

    All membership levels get access to the dedicated BSO Members Hotline, the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to public sale, and a 10% discount at the Symphony Store and An die Musik with their Membership Card.

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact our membership office at 410.783.8124 today.

    Thank you!

     

    $75-$149 ($10/month)
    Bach Level Member Benefits Include:

    • Admission to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to one Open Rehearsal (R)

    (R) Reservations required

    Or give monthly ($10/month)

    $150-$249 ($15/month)
    Beethoven Level Member Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to two Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Two complimentary drink vouchers

    (R) Reservations required


     

    Or give monthly ($15/month)

    $250-$499 (Get $250 annual value with $20/monthly gift!)
    Brahms Level Member Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to two Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Two complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*

    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.


    Or give monthly ($20/month)

    $500-$1,199 ($45/month)
    Britten Level Member Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to all Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*
    • Recognition in one publication of Overture magazine
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Two complimentary dessert vouchers

    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $96

    Or give monthly ($45/month)

    $1,200-$1,999 ($100/month)
    Symphony Society Silver Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to all Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*
    • Year-long recognition in Overture magazine
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Two complimentary dessert vouchers
    • Two complimentary passes to the BSA Decorators' Show House
    • Two one-time passes to the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge

    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $164



    $2,000-$2,999
    Symphony Society Gold Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to all Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*
    • Year-long recognition in Overture magazine
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Two complimentary dessert vouchers
    • Two complimentary passes to the BSA Decorators' Show House
    • Three one-time passes to the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $184

     

    $3,000-$4,999
    Governing Members Silver Benefits Include:

    • Priority Box Seating to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to all Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Season-long complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*
    • Year-long recognition in Overture magazine
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Season-long complimentary dessert vouchers
    • Two complimentary passes to the BSA Decorators' Show House
    • Season-long access to the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)
    • Invitation to On-Stage Rehearsals (R)
    • Invitation to After Hours with the BSO (R)
    • Complimentary parking, upon request
    • VIP Ticket Concierge
    • Exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $23



    $5,000-$9,999 Governing Members Gold Benefits include:

    • Priority Box Seating to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to all Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Season-long complimentary drink vouchers
    • 10% discounts on single tickets to BSO performances*
    • Year-long recognition in Overture magazine
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Season-long complimentary dessert vouchers
    • Two complimentary passes to the BSA Decorators' Show House
    • Season-long access to the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)
    • Invitation to After Hours with the BSO (R)
    • Invitation to On-Stage Rehearsals (R)
    • Exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season
    • Complimentary parking, upon request
    • VIP Ticket Concierge
    • Signed CD of all BSO recording releases

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers

    Value of Benefits: $242

  • Strathmore Membership

    Scroll down to learn more about our exciting membership levels and the benefits that bring you even closer to the music.

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact our membership office at 410.783.8124 today. As us about our monthly giving plans! 

    Thank you!

    $75-$149 Bach Level Member Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Admission for two to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R, S/B)
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Invitation to one Open Rehearsal

    ($) Admission fee
    (R)Reservations required
    (S/B) Event is held in Baltimore, at Strathmore or both
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

    Value of Benefits: $0

    $150-$249 Beethoven Level Member Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated BSO Members Hotline: 410.783.8124
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Admission for two to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Two complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to a Musical Monday (R)

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $0

    $250-$499 Brahms Level Member Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated BSO Members Hotline: 410.783.8124
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Admission for four to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Two complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $0

    $500-$1,199 Britten Level Member Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated BSO Members Hotline: 410.783.8124
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Admission for four to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to all Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)
    • Recognition in one publications of Overture magazine
    • One-time access to the Comcast lounge (BSO at Strathmore concerts only)
    • Invitation to a BSO Cast Party (R)

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $96

    $1,200-$1,999 Symphony Society Silver Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated Strathmore VIP Hotline: 301.581.5215
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Admission for four to the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to all Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)
    • Year-long Recognition in Overture magazine
    • Season-long access to the Comcast lounge (BSO at Strathmore concerts only)
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Invitation to premier DC events (R/$)
    • Listing on the Recognition Panel in the lobby of the Music Center at Strathmore

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $164

    $2,000-$2,999 Symphony Society Gold Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated Strathmore VIP Hotline: 301.581.5215
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Premium Seating for the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to all Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)
    • Year-long Recognition in Overture magazine
    • Season-long access to the Comcast lounge (BSO at Strathmore concerts only)
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Invitation to premier DC events (R/$)
    • Listing on the Recognition Panel in the lobby of the Music Center at Strathmore
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)
    • Invitation to post-concert Artist Receptions (R)
    • Access to the Musician Concierge Program
    • One complimentary GM Insider newsletter

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $184

    $3,000-$4,999 Governing Members Silver Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated Strathmore VIP Hotline: 301.581.5215
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Premium Seating for the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Four complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to all Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)
    • Year-long Recognition in Overture magazine
    • Season-long access to the Comcast lounge (BSO at Strathmore concerts only)
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Invitation to premier DC events (R/$)
    • Listing on the Recognition Panel in the lobby of the Music Center at Strathmore
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)
    • Invitation to post-concert Artist Receptions (R)
    • Access to the Musician Concierge Program
    • Complimentary GM Insider newsletters
    • Exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season
    • Invitation to On-Stage Rehearsals (R)
    • Complimentary valet parking at all BSO at Strathmore public concerts
    • VIP Ticket Concierge: 410.783.8016
    • Invitation to Backstage Toasts at GM sponsored concerts
    • Invitation to the annual State of the Orchestra Address with BSO President & CEO (R)

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $230

    $5,000-$9,999 Governing Members Gold Benefits include:

    • BSO Membership Card
    • Access to the dedicated Strathmore VIP Hotline: 301.581.5215
    • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public sale*
    • Premium Seating for the Annual Donor Appreciation Concert (R)
    • Invitation to Open Rehearsals (R)
    • Strathmore Passport: Invitations from resident partners to attend special events and other exclusive offerings
    • Season-long complimentary drink vouchers
    • Invitation to all Musical Mondays (R)
    • Invitation to Backstage Open House (R)
    • Year-long Recognition in Overture magazine
    • Season-long access to the Comcast lounge (BSO at Strathmore concerts only)
    • Invitation to BSO Cast Parties (R)
    • Invitation to premier DC events (R/$)
    • Listing on the Recognition Panel in the lobby of the Music Center at Strathmore
    • Invitation to Allegretto Dinners (R/$)
    • Invitation to post-concert Artist Receptions (R)
    • Access to the Musician Concierge Program
    • Complimentary GM Insider newsletters
    • Exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season
    • Invitation to On-Stage Rehearsals (R)
    • Complimentary valet parking at all BSO at Strathmore public concerts
    • VIP Ticket Concierge: 410.783.8016
    • Invitation to Backstage Toasts at GM sponsored concerts
    • Invitation to the annual State of the Orchestra Address with BSO President & CEO (R)
    • Signed CD of all BSO recording releases
    • Other benefits as specified by you! Call us at 301.581.5215 with your thoughts.

    ($) Admission fee
    (R) Reservations required
    * Some seating and concerts excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or offers.

    Value of Benefits: $242

  • FAQ

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone, please contact our Development office at 410.783.8124 today. 
    Thank you!

    Donation FAQs:

    1. Are you just meeting the BSO?

    BSO Members receive exciting benefits that bring them even closer to the music, beginning at $75 with a behind-the-scenes look at a BSO rehearsal. At higher levels, you can celebrate with your BSO Musicians at Cast Parties, and our Governing Members (donors $3,000 and above) enjoy priority ticketing and other exclusive benefits. 

    2. Where can I mail my gift?

    Our mailing address is:

    BSO Membership Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    To provide additional gift instructions, you can use this donation form.

    For memberships, annual fund, or educational programs gifts, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Orchestra” and indicate your designation on the memo line: i.e. “Meyerhoff Membership.”

    For endowment gifts, and/or to make a contribution in support of the Resounding Campaign, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust.”

    3. Does giving by credit card have an additional cost?

    No. While there is a fee that credit card processors charge us for accepting a credit card, we do not pass the charge on to you. You will get full credit for the amount you donate to the BSO.

    Should you wish the BSO to receive the full benefit of your intended gift, please add 3% to the donation amount.

    4. What is the BSO’s tax ID?

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra tax ID:  #52-0629696
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust tax ID:  #77-0659339

    5. How do I make a stock transfer?

    Please contact Latesha Taylor, Development Operations Coordinator at ltaylor@BSOmusic.org or 410-783-8015.

    6. How do I direct a gift from my IRA?

    To direct a gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra or to the Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust, please provide your IRA custodian with the tax ID # and mailing address:

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:  #52-0629696
    OR
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust:  #77-0659339

    BSO Development Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    7. How do I make a grant recommendation from my donor advised fund?

    You can make a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund online. For your convenience, here are some of the most common:

    Baltimore Community Foundation
    Catholic Community Foundation of Baltimore
    Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
    RBC
    The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
    UBS
    Vanguard Charitable

    8. Can I give in Honor or Memory of a friend or family member?

    Yes! Please click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to honor or memorialize. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    9. Can I give a membership as a gift to someone else?

    Yes! To give a gift membership, click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to receive the gift membership. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    10. I am a Federal Employee. Do you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?

    Yes! You can give your gift with payroll deductions throughout 2018-2019. The BSO is listed in the annual Combined Federal Campaign catalog, under #11363. Please visit www.cbacfc.org (Chesapeake Bay Area) or www.cfcnca.org (National Capital Area), or ask your employer how to enroll today!

    11. How can I provide for the BSO in the future?

    The best way to provide for the BSO’s future is to make an endowment gift. Endowments provide one of the most secure streams of revenue because they provide income that the BSO can depend on in perpetuity, enabling it to weather the ebb and flow of other funding sources. When you make an endowment gift, every aspect of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra benefits annually from your investment including: our superb BSO musicians, our ever-expanding education and community outreach initiatives, and our innovative programs that are attracting new and diverse audiences.

    To make an endowment gift and/or to support the BSO’s Resounding Campaign, please contact: Angel Terol Campaign Director 410.783.8055 aterol@BSOmusic.org

    12. How can I make a gift through my estate?

    Including the BSO in your long-term financial plans secures a legacy of musical excellence for future generations. There are many ways to make a gift through your will, trust, IRA, life insurance policy or donor advised fund.

    To discuss ways to provide for your loved ones and the BSO, please contact:

    Sara Krusenstjerna
    Director of Philanthropic Planning
    410-783-8087
    skrusenstjerna@BSOmusic.org

    For more information about making a legacy gift, please visit our Planned Giving website.                 

    13. Does the BSO accept non-cash gifts (i.e. real estate, instruments, etc.)?

    Yes, the BSO accepts non-cash gifts on a case by case basis. Please contact the Development Office at 410.783.8124 if you would like to discuss making an in-kind gift to support the BSO.

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact our Development Office at 410.783.8124 today.

    Thank you for supporting your Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!