New breathable, flexible attire for Baltimore Symphony musicians

Posted on: June 12, 2018

At the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s June 9 concert of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, “The orchestra aired its family business with a sincere tribute to five players retiring after a combined 148 years of service, two of whom were on the stage with [Music Director Marin] Alsop and Peter Kjome, the orchestra’s president,” writes Anne Midgette in Sunday’s (6/10) Washington Post. “It also showed a new face. A four-year collaboration with the Parsons School of Design has yielded prototypes for new concert clothing, elegant modifications of standard tails-and-black-dress concert wear, executed in more breathable and flexible fabrics (donated by Under Armour, the Baltimore athletic-wear titan). A group of musicians came out at the front of the stage at the start of the show to model the new look: a range of asymmetric dresses and modified tails that didn’t trumpet their differences—you might not notice if you didn’t know to look—but whose stylish athleticism proved a perfect fit for this ensemble, in more ways than one.”

Posted June 12, 2018