Music has the power to bring people together, and with that in mind the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra played a free, outdoor concert this afternoon (April 29) in front of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Quoting Leonard Bernstein, the orchestra wrote on its Facebook page: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
The orchestra’s music director, Marin Alsop, wrote this on Facebook: “I am heartbroken for our dear city. With so much need alongside so much possibility, I hope we can use any opportunities we get to set an example and inspire others to join us in trying to change the world.”
Well done, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Well done.
Check out the video above from CNN of the orchestra performing for the city.