Baltimore Symphony launches “BSO Sessions” online concerts

Posted on: September 30, 2020

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced ‘BSO Sessions,’ a new digital concert series that follows the orchestra and its return to the stage,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (9/29) Baltimore Fishbowl. “BSO Sessions will be exclusively available on BSO OffStage, a virtual platform…. The weekly ‘BSO Sessions’ concerts will … include classic masterpieces; music by living composers and composers of color; and hidden treasures in the orchestral repertoire…. Each hour-long episode also includes fresh content … featuring BSO musicians, conductors and composers…. The first episode of the weekly series [Oct. 14] covers the musicians’ return to the concert hall and the shared act of music-making. Additional October episodes feature Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh [and] the BSO’s new Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush; profile … composer Jessie Montgomery; and find inspiration in some of classical music’s greatest works. Orchestra musicians will return to … the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for BSO Sessions, where high-definition cameras were installed over the summer. Initial episodes include a socially distant string orchestra and plans are underway for other sections of the orchestra to return to the stage soon. [‘BSO Sessions’] with Music Director Marin Alsop and Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will premiere in November.”