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Baltimore County to host free July concert featuring BSO musicians; Hogan unlikely to release BSO funds

Baltimore County to host free July concert featuring BSO musicians; Hogan unlikely to release BSO funds

The show will go on at Oregon Ridge Park in July.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians have struck a deal with Baltimore County government to hold the popular Independence Day concert despite the BSO’s previous cancellation of the event, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced Thursday. But with the orchestra’s finances deeply troubled, members rallied in Annapolis to call upon Gov. Larry Hogan to release state funding for the institution, warning that their future is in jeopardy.

Hogan, appearing at an event in East Baltimore, said he would most likely not release to the BSO $1.6 million in funds the General Assembly granted to the orchestra, saying it has already...

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