Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore, United States
Since 1982, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall has been home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The 2442 seat auditorium in the Mt Vernon neighborhood was built in a cylindrical, rather than rectangular form, to improve the acoustics.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs more than 130 concerts per year. In 2007, the orchestra made history by naming Marin Alsop music director, the first woman ever to lead a major American Symphony Orchestra. Her appointment brought the BSO new attention and fame throughout the world.
Alsop also started Orchkids, an after school outreach program where inner city children would receive free music lessons from members of the orchestra. The BSO has also collaborated with other musicians to create a rock/pop and classical fusion where the orchestra and a rock band perform the music of Led Zeppelin, the Beach Boys and Michael Jackson on different nights.
Exit the Light Rail at the Cultural Center stop. The hall is directly across Park Avenue to the south.
Exit the subway at State Center Station. Walk one block east on Preston Street to Howard Street. Make a left on Howard then turn right on Dolphin heading east. Meyerhoff is on the right.
For MARC riders, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is just a short walk or cab ride from Baltimore Penn Station. After exiting the train, follow the signs in the station to Charles Street and walk south. Make a right onto Preston Street (the first street past the light at Mt. Royal Avenue). Follow Preston Street three blocks to Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, on the corner of Preston and Cathedral Streets.