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[photo, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Maryland] Maryland orchestras most typically are symphony orchestras and they are found around the State. The most notable, of course, is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which performs regularly at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, and the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda.

The Baltimore Orchestra first performed in 1890, and continued to function until 1899. Later, it organized in 1916 as a branch of Baltimore municipal government. In 1942, the Orchestra reformed as a private institution.

The Peabody Orchestra formed in 1866. It was the first professional orchestra in Baltimore. The Orchestra disbanded in 1896.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Chamber music concert, 2nd Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland]

Chamber music quartet, Community Concerts at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, November 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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