Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony Associates (BSA) will host its 37th annual Decorators’ Show House at the former home of legendary Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas and his wife Sandy. From Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, May 19, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the 24 designed spaces in the 1932 stucco home in Legend Hill. Parking is available at the Timonium Presbyterian Church located at 303 W. Timonium Rd., with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Show House. See below for detailed information.
The Decorators’ Show House is an annual fundraiser produced by the Baltimore Symphony Associates, the BSO’s volunteer organization. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) education programs. Show House hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and are available through the BSO Box office, BSOmusic.org and at all Graul’s Markets, Budeke Paint Stores and Watson’s Garden Centers. Tickets are $30 at the door. Many of the accessories and furnishings used in the designed spaces are available for purchase. Guests may also purchase specialty goods and crafts at the onsite boutique and a cafe offers refreshing light lunches.
The BSA’s most popular annual fundraiser will display new trends in fabric and design for home décor. Designers will each redesign one of the 24 spaces in the home, including the foyer, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms and Great Room of the house. More than 8,000 people visit the Decorators’ Show House every year to gain inspiration from some of Maryland’s top interior decorators, including past Show House designers Carol Grillo, Pat O’Brien, Jim Ryan, and Betty Reeves and her students of Hartford Community College. New designers this year are Julie Buckner, Andre Cooper and Mary Viega.
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.
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 600 students in West Baltimore’s Lockerman Bundy Elementary School, New Song Academy and Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School and Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School in East Baltimore.
Complete Event Information:
Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House: Legend Hill
April 28 - May 19, 2013
Parking available at the Timonium Presbyterian Church, located at 303 W. Timonium Rd., with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Show House.
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $25 in advance and are available through the BSO Box office at 410.783.8000, BSOmusic.org and all Graul’s Markets (Ruxton, Mays Chapel and Hereford), Budeke’s Paint Stores, Watson’s Garden Center, as well as other businesses in the area. A complete listing of ticket outlets will be found at bsomusic.org. Tickets are $30 at the door.