Amateur Musicians Invited to Participate in Baltimore Symphony's 2nd Annual BSO Academy, June 2011

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced today its second annual BSO Academy. This immersive summer music program gives approximately 100 amateur adult musicians the opportunity to perform alongside a top professional orchestra. The BSO Academy will convene in Baltimore, Maryland for seven days—from Sunday, June 12 to Saturday, June 18, 2011. Daily sessions of performance and educational activities will be held at the BSO's primary venue, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) located just a few blocks from the Meyerhoff.

In addition to orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, master classes and personal lessons, the Academy also includes chamber music rehearsals and enrichment classes led by BSO musicians, activities with Maestra Alsop and lectures led by local experts. Chamber music groups created at the beginning of the week with Academy participants and BSO musicians will perform in an intimate concert on Friday, June 17 at Falvey Hall on the MICA campus. The following day, Academy participants and BSO musicians will perform Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, movement one, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnole, and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis together at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in a finale concert on Saturday, June 18. Leadership support for the BSO Academy from 2010-2012 is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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