Baltimore Symphony Associates Host Annual Fundraiser, “Symphony Homes for the Holidays,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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The Baltimore Symphony Associates host their annual holiday fundraiser, Symphony Homes for the Holidays, November 29 through December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The tour of elegantly decorated private residences will take place in Monkton, Md., starting at The Monkton Mill located at 2019 Monkton Rd., Monkton, Md. 21111.

(September 17, 2012)—The Baltimore Symphony Associates host their annual holiday fundraiser, Symphony Homes for the Holidays, November 29 through December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The tour of elegantly decorated private residences will take place in Monkton, Md., starting at The Monkton Mill located at 2019 Monkton Rd., Monkton, Md. 21111. Each year, approximately 2,000 people attend this seasonal tour of historic and elegant homes. Homeowners loan the use of the first floor to be decorated by local professional floral designers and talented amateur garden club members. Guests will arrive at The Monkton Mill to begin their guided tour, and upon completion, will be returned to the starting point. Guests can peruse the boutique located at the tour’s start and purchase seasonal gifts and specialty decorations and visit the holiday snack shop for hot and cold drinks, pastries and other treats. All proceeds benefit the education programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

About the Baltimore Symphony Associates
The Baltimore Symphony Associates (BSA) continues its long tradition of volunteers in service to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra reaching back to 1942 when it began as the Women’s Committee. More than 200 current members use their time, energy and financial support to benefit the education programs of the BSO. The BSA manages the Symphony Store at the Meyerhoff, hosts several fundraising events and serves as ushers at education programs. To become a member, contact the BSA Office at 410.783.8023 or by email at associates@bsomusic.org.

About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement
For more than 80 years, the BSO has maintained a vibrant educational presence throughout the state of Maryland, supporting the local community not only through concerts, recordings and nationally acclaimed radio programs, but also through its commitment to actively giving back with its education, outreach and mentorship programs. The BSO performs approximately 30 education concerts and open rehearsals each year for more than 60,000 area students in pre‐school through 12th grade. Cornerstone initiatives include BSO on the Go, a program that brings BSO musicians into schools for free and interactive music education workshops, and ʺSide by Sideʺ concerts, which allow student musicians to rehearse and perform a full‐length concert alongside BSO musicians. In addition to its comprehensive youth education programs, the BSO serves adult music lovers through audience education programs such as pre‐concert lectures and post‐concert discussions. In 2008, the BSO launched OrchKids™—a during-and-after-school music education and life enrichment program for Baltimore’s at-risk youth. OrchKids™ serves nearly 400 students in West Baltimore’s Lockerman Bundy Elementary School, New Song Academy, Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School, and Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School in East Baltimore.

COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION
Symphony Homes for the Holidays
Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Monkton Mill
2019 Monkton Rd.
Monkton, Md. 21111

Tickets are $30 at the door or may be purchased off-site for $25 at Graul’s Markets and the BSO ticket office (1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201). For additional ticket information, call the BSA office at 410.783.8023

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Alyssa Porambo
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
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