Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Celebrates BSO OrchKids at City Hall Today
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host a press event celebrating the recent accomplishments of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) OrchKids program, including the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, an initiative of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
OrchKids was one of only 12 programs from across the country to receive the prestigious award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama. A major announcement about the OrchKids program will occur as part of Friday's event
It all takes place at the City Hall, located at 100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Md., today, January 17, 2014 at noon. The OrchKids Orchestra, Chamber Music Quartet and Bucket Band will perform.
ABOUT ORCHKIDS: OrchKids is a year-round after-school music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. Under Music Director Marin Alsop's artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is a cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's efforts to expand the Orchestra's relevance within the City's broad and diverse community. In collaboration with several community partners, OrchKids provides music education, instruments, meals and mentorship at no cost to Baltimore's neediest youngsters.