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BSO at 100: Looking ahead to the next century

BSO at 100: Looking ahead to the next century

The 1941 edition of Kenneth S. Clark's "Baltimore: Cradle of Municipal Music" quotes from an editorial "in one of the local dailies" during the early 1930s: "It does not require a musician to proclaim how much the city would have missed in good music since 1916 had there been no Baltimore Symphony Orchestra."

That sentiment rings just as loud and true as the BSO marks its centenary this week. Will there be another century of great performances?

The chances look promising. Given how dicey things were just a decade ago, when a $16 million deficit had piled up and morale within the institution could not have been much lower, this orchestra sure looks...

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