Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM


Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 12/13/2017, beginning at 10 AM)

Join us for a special afternoon concert presenting young players from the BSO’s impressive OrchKids project. Inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, OrchKids is a year-round music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods.

As part of the Library’s Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration, the OrchKids players will premiere a composition inspired by a visit to the Library’s 400,000-item Leonard Bernstein Collection. Their encounters with the composer’s scores, manuscripts and photos--plus several report cards and school essays from his teenage years—sparked an enthusiastic joint effort to create a fascinating new work reflecting Bernstein’s legacy.

The cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s outreach efforts, OrchKids works with over 1,000 young music students from Pre-K through 10th grade each year.