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Baltimore: Classical Music

Baltimore Classical Music: Classical Music Around Baltimore

Below are our Baltimore Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Baltimore Art.

Bach Concert Series

As a presenter of predominantly free public performances, the Bach Concert Series represents a generous labor of love to the Baltimore Community. The Bach Concert Series Chorale–along with professional orchestral musicians and seasoned soloists specializing in the Baroque period–performs the first Sunday of every month from October through June of each year. And like the music of J.S. Bach, there is a distinct method to the madness. Programs are typically …more…

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 1984, the professional ensemble known as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra performs both traditional and newer concert fare. Each year, thousands of music fans enjoy works by familiar composers such as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, as well as compositions by perhaps lesser-known figures like classical composer Franz Anton Hoffmeiester, influential 20th century composer Toru Takemitsu, living composer Jonathan Leshnoff, and others.

In addition to its concert season, the BCO’s educational …more…

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Now almost 50 years old, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society is a major player in the cultural life of Maryland, the mid-Atlantic region, and beyond. In fact, in 2007, BCAS Artistic Director Tom Hall took the chorus on a successful three-city tour in France. The chorus, which regularly performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, has also been featured on TV specials, radio broadcasts, and recordings. ...more...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO)

Founded in 1916, as part of the municipal government, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra became a private institution in 1942. But it still maintains a close relationship with the Baltimore community and government.

The BSO is led by Maestra Marin Alsop, who became the Orchestra’s 12th  music director in 2007 and is the first woman to head a major American orchestra.

In addition to its regular series concerts, the BSO offers many great …more…

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

The music conservatory known simply as Peabody has had a storied existence since its beginning in 1857.  Famous and seminal music figures who have served on the faculty at Peabody include composers Henry Cowell, Elliott Carter, and Ernst Krenek, as well as scholar Nicolas Slonimsky and the iconic composition pedagogue Nadia Boulanger.  Notable alumni include opera singers James Morris, Richard Cassily, pianist Andre Watts, and composer Dominick Argento.

Today, the Peabody …more…