The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced that it is partnering with Symphonic Voyages, a new company that operates themed classical-music cruise vacations. The names of people who subscribe to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 season by August 1 will be entered in a drawing to win two concierge-class berths on the inaugural sailing of Symphonic Voyages, set to depart from Baltimore for the Caribbean in January 2011. For each berth purchased aboard the ship, Symphonic Voyages will contribute $100 to BSO or other U.S. performing arts organization of the passenger’s choosing. The BSO will also extend a 20 percent discount to Symphonic Voyages to purchase tickets on behalf of ship passengers to attend the orchestra’s January 2011 concerts, which will feature a Philip Glass world premiere at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda. Symphonic Voyages founder Eric Stassen is a trained musician and Chicago resident who is founder of the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra in Virginia. Symphonic Voyages plans to form a new 60-piece orchestra for the 2011 debut sailing and to invite passengers to bring their musical instruments for informal music sessions onboard the ship.
Posted April 19, 2010