“It wasn’t sirens, it was music,” states a report on Baltimore’s WMAR-ABC news program Wednesday afternoon (4/29). “That’s the message the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was sending Wednesday when 40 musicians showed up for an impromptu concert in Mount Vernon.” Music Director Marin Alsop led the free outdoor concert in front of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the orchestra’s home. “ ‘I think people need to hear some music,’ said Mark Huang, a bass player. It started as a thought in a coffee shop and with the help of social media turned into a free afternoon concert outside their symphony hall where dozens of music lovers came to listen. The orchestra played a crowd favorite, and it didn’t matter that fans couldn’t be in the ballpark today, they still showed their true Baltimore style.” Due to mandatory curfew and safety concerns in Baltimore City, two concerts on Thursday and Friday have been cancelled or postponed. All other concerts this week and the BSO Symphony Decorators’ Show House will take place as scheduled.

Posted April 30, 2015