The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
) is a professional American symphony orchestra
based in Baltimore
In September 2007, Maestra Marin Alsop
led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s twelfth music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra.
The BSO Board Chairman is Michael Bronfein and President & CEO Paul Meecham. Joining Maestra Alsop on the BSO conductor roster are Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly
, and BSO Music Director Emeritus Yuri Temirkanov
, who led the BSO from 1999 to 2006 and is regarded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation.
Founded in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government. Reorganized as a private institution in 1942, it maintains close relationships with the governments and communities of the city and surrounding counties, as well as with the state of Maryland
The BSO's modern history dates from 1965, when Baltimore arts patron Joseph Meyerhoff
became president of the symphony orchestra, a position he held for 18 years. Meyerhoff appointed Romanian-born conductor Sergiu Comissiona
as music director; together, the philanthropist and the conductor ensured the creation of an artistic institution.
The BSO’s leadership includes Board Chairman Michael Bronfein and President & CEO Paul Meecham. Also on the BSO conductor roster are Principal Pops Conductor......