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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra given $500K grant to provide free or low-cost concerts across Maryland this summer

(Baltimore, MD) -- Governor Wes Moore has announced the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will receive a $500,000 grant to enable it to offer free or low-cost concerts across Maryland this summer.

The concerts will be performed in eight counties and will double the number of concerts offered last summer in the Music for Maryland program.

The goal of the program is for the BSO to perform in all 24 counties in the state over three years.

“Music has the power to elevate, educate, move, and create change,” said Governor Wes Moore. “Dawn and I are thrilled to serve as Honorary Chairs of the BSO 2023-24 Gala to support the work of the BSO team to bring music to our communities. And by helping to fund the Music for Maryland Tour, we will bring art and inspiration to every part of our state.”

"The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is a staple in our city, and I am grateful for its leadership's ongoing commitment to providing quality concerts and programming to Baltimore," said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. "We want all of our visitors and residents to experience the culture and magic that the Orchestra brings both within and outside of the notable Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the BSO's summer season lineup is the perfect opportunity for all to engage in and support our local arts and culture scene."