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Children’s concert series re-launches at Strathmore
he BSO’s Music Box concert series, for children ages 6 months to 3 years, is
re-launching in Montgomery County this winter. Starting in February, Music
Box concerts will be presented at the AMP by Strathmore in partnership with
Strathmore education and in collaboration with Levine Music. The half-hour concerts
hosted by Maria Broom feature small ensembles of BSO musicians performing classical
and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.
“We are so excited to bring the BSO Music Box concerts back to Montgomery County
this season,” said BSO Director of Education and Community Engagement Carole
Wysocki. “The Music Box series is such a wonderful way for parents to share the joy
of music with their very young
children. Everyone will go away
humming and smiling!”
Music Box concerts at Strath-
more begin on February 16 with
“All Aboard,” a program that
explores the excitement of traveling
to new places.
For the full schedule of
Music Box performances,
please visit BSOmusic.org.
IN THE NEWS
OrchKids ends 2018 on a high note
ollowing a New York Times article in May that landed on the front page of the Arts
section, the BSO OrchKids have achieved several high-profile stories in regional,
national and international news outlets. In conjunction with the group’s 10-year
anniversary in 2018, students have been featured everywhere from The Irish Times to ZDF
German television to O, The Oprah Magazine.
Most recently, OrchKids students
and siblings Keith Fleming and Desha
Banks were featured in a segment on
the nationally-televised CBS Evening
News. Keith and Desha have both
been involved with OrchKids since it
launched in 2008 and have gone on to
participate in music festivals across the
country and around the world.
“I joined OrchKids 10 years ago,
and the program has had such a huge
impact on my life,” said Keith. “Some
kids I know never leave Baltimore, but,
because of OrchKids, I’ve had the chance
to travel around the country and even to
Austria and England for music festivals.
It’s really inspired me in so many ways,
and my dream now is to start my own
CBS Evening News
music education program.”
films OrchKids student
Desha Banks teaching
Stay tuned for even more OrchKids
a cello lesson.
success stories in 2019 and beyond!
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
with first music director Gustav Strube
at the Lyric Opera House, circa 1920.
DAY OF GIVING
BSO launches new
on February 11
he Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra performed for the very
first time on February 11, 1916.
“The occasion was one that will remain
long in the memory of all who were
present,” The Baltimore Sun reported at
the time. “This concert marked a turning
point in the musical life of Baltimore.”
To commemorate this historic date, on
February 11, 2019, the BSO community
in Maryland and around the globe
celebrates the impact of philanthropy
in supporting high-quality music
performance and music education.
Over the last 100 years, the shared
vision of BSO donors has helped the
organization grow from the Lyric stage
to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to
The Music Center at Strathmore and to
Join us for a day of celebrating the
generous spirit of our supporters and be a
part of the transformative power of music
in our community by making a gift on
this special day: February 11, 2019. The
Day of Giving features challenges issued
by fellow donors, a fundraising concert
in support of our OrchLab education
program and much more!
For more information, visit
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