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Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
BSO's gamble on a second home pays off
BSO's gamble on a second home pays off

On Feb. 5, 2005, the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda opened with a gala concert by its primary resident ensemble and founding partner, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by then music-director Yuri Temirkanov. Speeches and festivities were plentiful. On Thursday, the 10th anniversary of that event will find the BSO again onstage, but with less fanfare. The concert program, conducted by Temirkanov's successor, Marin Alsop, is part of the regular subscription series, not a specially assembled anniversary splash. Other than a private dinner for a couple hundred patrons, this BSO night at Strathmore will be pretty much like any other. In a way, this business as usual...