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BSO and friends perform peace concert near scene of rioting
BSO and friends perform peace concert near scene of rioting

As the virtuosic Baltimore beatboxer Shodekeh produced a kinetic rhythmic foundation, and an orchestra of professional and student musicians from around the city provided the harmonic foundation, a chorus of young voices rose from the pews at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Saturday afternoon and sang: "One day this all will change; treat people the same; stop with the violence; down with the hate." That song by Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu summed up the message of the free Concert for Peace organized by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra following the unrest in the city after the death of Freddie Gray. The event was held a few blocks from Mondawmin Mall, where the most protracted...

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