Second Annual Rusty Musicians Event with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announced for April 14 at Strathmore

Amateur conductors invited to participate in a master class with Music Director Marin Alsop

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the return of “Rusty Musicians with the BSO” on Thursday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Amateur musicians are invited to join members of the BSO on stage to rehearse and perform Sibelius’ Finlandia and Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. The evening will include two 60 minute sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Previous Rusty Musician events offered 40 minute sessions. This new format responds to qualitative feedback from previous Rusty Musicians requesting more time on stage to collaborate and perform with the BSO musicians and Marin Alsop. Registration for “Rusty Musicians” is now open at Concert attendance is free and open to the public.

Also new this session, the BSO will offer a one hour-long master class with Music Director Marin Alsop for twelve amateur conductors. The conductors’ master class precedes the Rusty Musicians event, running from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on April 14 at the Music Center at Strathmore. The master class will be run in a “piano rehearsal” format, with each participant preparing five minutes of the Rusty Musicians repertoire to practice and conduct with piano, coached by Maestra Alsop. Conductors will also be provided premium box seating to observe both Rusty Musician sessions. This event is closed to the public; all other rules, deadlines and fees apply as per registration for orchestral instrumentalists.

To Apply: Visit and fill out the application form. Acceptance is limited to the first 200 applicants. Participants must pay a $50 registration fee online upon acceptance into the program to confirm their participation.


Lindsay Gomes said…
Interested in Rusty Musicians? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is also presenting its second annual BSO Academy - an intense, week-long immersion experience with the Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop. The week (June 12-18, 2011) features side-by-side rehearsals with BSO musicians and the Music Director, daily sessions of sectionals, master classes, enrichment classes and lectures by BSO musicians and local healthcare professionals and opportunities for private lessons and chamber music. The week culminates in a finale concert with Academy participants and BSO musicians, led by Maestra Alsop on-stage at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Visit for more information or to apply!

Lindsay Gomes
Academy Coordinator
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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