The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will host its second annual BSO Academy this June for adult amateur musicians. The program, from June 12 to 18, will give approximately 100 musicians the chance to perform with members of the BSO, with performance and educational activities scheduled to take place at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. In addition to orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, masterclasses, and private lessons, there will also be chamber music rehearsals and enrichment classes led by BSO musicians, activities with Music Director Marin Alsop, and lectures by local experts. A chamber music concert will take place on June 17 at Falvey Hall on the MICA campus, and a final concert is set for Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on June 18. The first BSO Academy took place in June 2010, with 46 participants from around the country. Funding for the BSO Academy from 2010 to 2012 is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. More information on the program, including cost, is available by visiting BSOAcademy.org.
Posted December 9, 2010