BALTIMORE (WJZ)– An incredible experience for musicians from around the country as they have the opportunity to perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. And under the direction of maestra Marin Alsop, it’s quite an honor.

Jessica Kartalija reports.

At the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, novice musicians prepare for the performance of a lifetime.

One hundred and four musicians from 18 different states were welcomed to Baltimore for a week-long musical clinic.

“Baltimore Symphony invites non-professional musicians– adult musicians– into our home for an intensive eight days of music immersion,” Jane Marvine siad.

Marvine has been with the BSO for 34 years. She and other members of the orchestra work one-on-one with students.

“If you heard the first rehearsal compared to the concert, you would not believe it’s the same group of people,” she said.

People like Henry Green.

“By profession, I am an attorney but I do play for my church and my local orchestral ensemble,” Green, a trumpet player, said.

Now, he’s getting experience on-stage with the entire symphony and Alsop on the podium.

“I’ve gotten a lot of tips and insight as far as things I was doing incorrectly and as far as performance,” Green said. “It has really transformed me, taken my playing to another level, especially the psychology.”

The entire ensemble– students and the BSO– perform Friday and Saturday night at the Meyerhoff. Marin Alsop also started OrchKids to teach inner city kids how to play musical orchestra.


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