The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra threw a 100th birthday party for itself Thursday night. About 2,100 folks turned out to help celebrate and, from the sound of things, had a good time doing so.
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was specially decked out for the occasion, starting with a new outdoor lighting system that made the edifice stand out nicely against the cold winter sky.
Concertgoers entered a lobby festooned in gold and encountered tables with row upon row of plastic Champagne flutes, waiting to be filled for an en masse toast to the orchestra that would be given inside the concert hall.
For some of its earlier anniversaries, the BSO dusted off and reprised the...