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 vehicle, Live Wire String Quartet, brings interactive programs free of charge to Baltimore City Public Schools, introducing children to the music of important classical composers.
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (a 2-minute walk from bus 12 at Dulaney Valley Road/Southerly Road; and a 9-minute walk from buses 3, 8, 11, 48, and 55 at Dulaney Valley Road/East Joppa Road)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four concerts (different programs) per season, typically at 3 p.m. on select Sundays. Free pre-concert talks occur one hour before each performance
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $25; student tickers are free for all concerts
- Subscriptions: $80 for renewing subscribers, $50 for first-time subscribers.