BSO Academy Music Festival @ Artscape

Adult musicians from around the country join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a three-day Music Festival during Artscape.
BSO Academy Music Festival @ Artscape

Location: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St

Performing on the Meyerhoff stage alongside their BSO mentors is the musical opportunity of a lifetime. This unique program offers community musicians, ages 16-80, the opportunity to improve their skills with guidance of professional symphony orchestra musicians.  You’ll enjoy performances by the BSO Academy Orchestra, Large Brass Ensemble, and Chamber Groups. Pop in for a quick sample or linger for the whole performance. You won’t be disappointed with what you see and hear! Children welcome.


Friday, July 20

2:30PM The Marching Flock Combined Band Programs from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Western High School Showcase

BSO Lobby

3:30PM Code Blue Dance Team from Carver Vocational Technical High School
BSO Lobby
4:30PM Baltimore Polytechnic Extradition Step Team
BSO Lobby
6:00PM Handel’s Water Music As part of Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival, BSO musicians perform Handel’s Water Music in the lobby of the Meyerhoff.

Saturday, July 21

12:30PM Baltimore City College Knights of Jazz

BSO Lobby
1:30PM Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Arena Players (A one-act performance)

BSO Lobby
2:30PM Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
3:30PM Dunbar High School Jazz Band
4:30PM BSO Academy Brass Band Concert This large group of adult brass musicians, under the direction of James Olin, BSO Principal Trombone (retired), will perform classical and popular music from the Renaissance, Romantic Era and the 20th Century. (Meyerhoff Stage)
6:30PM BSO Academy Chamber Orchestra Concert Conducted by BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney, along with BSO string section leaders, this group of adult musicians from around the country is joined by talented student musicians to perform Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”. (Meyerhoff Stage)

Sunday, July 22

1:00PM BSO Academy Chamber Music Concert BSO musicians and adult musicians from across the country perform in string quartets, woodwind quintets and other small groups in a marathon of intriguing musical works from all eras. (Meyerhoff Stage)
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