Your Impact

When you support the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:

World-Class Symphonic Performances

The power of music is undeniable. Music’s innate ability to connect, to communicate, to enrich, to humanize, to transport, to transcend barriers and differences, and to promote healing and peace is what makes it such a transformative force. Your support of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra makes it possible to share these and all of the other indescribable benefits of music with our community and beyond.

For more than 100 years, BSO has enjoyed the distinction of being one of our country’s preeminent orchestras and one of our region’s top cultural gems. With 89 world premieres—including 42 commissioned works, 7 international tours, and 3 Grammy Awards—our world-renowned Orchestra has earned a coveted spot among the world’s finest orchestras.

With your support, BSO can continue to present full seasons of powerful music, in both of our year-round homes.

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Award-Winning Educational Programs

Thanks to your support, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra can offer a full range of education and community engagement programs for budding 6-month-old music lovers to Rusty Musicians at 90+. And our nationally recognized programs reach participants from across the state, from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts, and across the world.

From STEAM-activated, arts-integrated orchestra concerts for students of all ages to giving music students the opportunity to study with professional musicians, BSO can offer life-changing educational programs to our community because of our caring supporters.

See how your support of BSO education programs reaches across the state of Maryland with opportunities for students to discover music in the classroom and at home, with our hybrid of virtual activity

Making Powerful Music Accessible to All

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a reputation as a national leader for the role that orchestras and cultural organizations should play in society. As a BSO supporter, you help ensure our long-standing commitment to education, inclusion, relevance and accessibility for all through our dedication to bringing music out of the concert halls.

As ticket purchases support about only 35% of annual production costs, BSO donors are critical partners in creating affordable—and sometimes free—access to powerful music in classrooms and communities around the state.

See how the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brought music to our community through a past pop-up performance at the Baltimore Aquarium, where visitors could take turns leading the BSO:

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“Our students rarely leave the area, much less visit Baltimore or Rockville. I’m not sure if many of the students have ever heard a professional musician — much less someone the caliber of a Symphony musician.

A teacher after a BSO Virtual Classroom Visit

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