Baltimore Symphony’s free July concerts, with music by Copland, Tower, Williams

Posted on: June 24, 2021

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced its free and in-person summer concert series … will start July 8 and end July 30,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (6/23) WJZ-TV (Baltimore). “While the tickets are free, they’ll need to be reserved in advance…. The concerts will be held at venues in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County and Howard County. Four of the shows will be at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County. ‘We are thrilled to welcome the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra back to Oregon Ridge, for not just one, but four weeks of free summer concerts,’ said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski…. ‘We are proud to support the BSO’s efforts to offer these cherished concerts for families of all ages.’ The BSO said the program for each show features an all-brass ensemble performing Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, John Williams’ “Superman March” and Olympic Fanfare, and Sousa’s The Thunderer under the baton of Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush. At Strathmore on July 23, BSO musicians will perform an only-string chamber music concert.”