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1,000 show for BSO performance in response to protests
1,000 show for BSO performance in response to protests

One by one, people rose to their feet Wednesday and placed their hands over their hearts as musicians for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra began to play the first strains of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The audience of nearly a thousand people began to sing along at the free, outdoor concert for peace. At first their voices were soft: “What so proudly we hailed…” they sang in a near-murmur. Gradually, the volume grew louder until the refrain rang out: “O’er the land of the free,” the crowd sang, “and the home of the brave.” It was an emotional moment that expressed the love that both the musicians and their listeners feel...

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