Baltimore Symphony receives $500K for community engagement, access initiatives

Posted on: September 16, 2010

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has received a $500,000 gift from PNC Foundation, which will underwrite the orchestra’s engagement and access initiatives for three seasons. Among the programs supported are affordable ticket pricing, Music Director Marin Alsop’s Off the Cuff series, the Music Matters campaign, and two youth programs, OrchKids and Midweek Education Concerts. In 2007, PNC’s gift of $1 million to the orchestra launched its multi-year ticket initiatives making all subscription seats available for $25. “The BSO and PNC have been community access and outreach partners for many years,” said PNC Greater Maryland Regional President and BSO Gala Chair Louis R. Cestello. “We welcome the opportunity to stand beside the BSO as they improve the lives of students in West Baltimore through OrchKids. This grant also acknowledges the musicians’ recent extraordinary sacrifices, ensuring the Orchestra remains a vital contributor to the community for years to come.”

Posted September 16, 2010