Baltimore Symphony Cuts Back Strathmore Season

Classic Arts News   Baltimore Symphony Cuts Back Strathmore Season
The Baltimore Symphony has canceled 11 of its 53 planned events this season at the new Music Center at Strathmore, a spokesperson confirmed yesterday.

The Music Center opened in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside Washington, on February 5. It was intended, in part, as the BSO's Washington-area home.

The canceled concerts include family and community concerts, performances of Handel's Messiah, and educational events.

"Obviously some series were better received than others and we continue to fine-tune the programming based on feedback from our audiences in Montgomery County," the spokesperson said in an email.

BSO executive Michael Mael told the Washington Post that the orchestra had expanded its plans at Strathmore after the first concerts at the new venue last season sold extremely well. "It exceeded our wildest dreams," he said, "and based on what we saw, we were very ambitious in rolling out new series this year."

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