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WELCOME TO BALTIMORE , JAMES CONLON !
A $ 500,000 CHALLENGE TO END 2020
Marin Alsop Jack Everly Jonathan Rush Wordsmith
James Conlon
WELCOME TO BALTIMORE , JAMES CONLON !
The BSO is proud to announce the appointment of James Conlon as Artistic Advisor beginning September 2021 . One of today ’ s most reputable and respected conductors , Conlon will lead the orchestra three concert weeks per year as the BSO embarks on a multi-year Music Director search . Conlon will help maintain the BSO ’ s artistic excellence by filling essential duties off the podium , such as orchestra personnel engagements . Conlon ’ s voice is one of several ensuring artistic strength and stability . The 2021-22 artistic leadership team will also feature Marin Alsop in her inaugural year as Music Director Laureate and OrchKids Founder , Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly , Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush , and Artistic Partner Wordsmith .
“ I am very happy to have been asked to serve as Artistic Advisor of the BSO and have accepted with the greatest pleasure ,” said Conlon . “ I look forward to beginning our work next fall . The BSO ’ s reputation as one of America ’ s great symphony orchestras , as well as a leader in imaginative and relevant programming , is well known . That is in large measure thanks to Marin Alsop , whom I have known for many decades , and I am particularly enthusiastic to work together with her in order to assure the succession process for the orchestra ’ s future . I look forward to collaborating with the musicians , management , artistic leadership team , and the entire BSO community at this pivotal time in our history .”
A $ 500,000 CHALLENGE TO END 2020
Without traditional ticket sales , the BSO is relying on generous donations to make music where , when , and how it is needed most . That is where you come in – as a BSO Member !
Every gift to the BSO creates an impact on the people who experience our mission .
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Covers the cost of music and software required to keep a BSYO student engaged at home .
The cost of making a yearlong subscription to BSO Sessions available to a child or educator and their families .
Covers one day of the BSO Music Hotline , our most accessible program ever ! Call 410.783.8108 daily from any phone and you ’ ll hear your BSO .
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Plus , as a Member , you ’ ll receive the insider experiences , surprises , and perks of all that happens in the coming year ( go to page 13 for more information ).
To make your year-end gift even more powerful , The Richman Family has made a terrific challenge , matching all contributions , dollar for dollar , up to $ 500,000 , through December 31 . Visit BSOmusic . org / Donate to learn more and to give the gift of music today .
BSO SESSIONS | DECEMBER 2020
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