Maria Broom

Maria Broom (Glenwwod Jackson / May 18, 2009)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is launching a Music Box Series, designed for the 6-month- to 3-year-old set.

BSO vice president of education Carol Bogash calls the project “the final piece in the BSO’s educational framework” and cites a McMaster University study indicating that “early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk.”

The series will feature actress, dancer, storyteller and Baltimore School for the Arts instructor Maria Broom as host of the 30-minute programs, which will be held Saturday mornings in the lobby of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Young concertgoers will be encouraged to clap, bounce, sing and listen. There will be preconcert activities as well.

The Lineup
April 13 ”Birdie Melodies”
(Mozart, Beethoven; emphasis on flute, violin, viola and cello)

May 4 ”Great Big Animals”
(Handel, Brahms, brass quintet)

June 15 ”Life in the Water”
(Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, et al.)

Ticket info: 410-783-8000 or bsomusic.org