Baltimore Improv Group (BIG)
The Baltimore Improv Group is dedicated to advancing the art of improvisational theatre in the greater Baltimore area through an active program of performance, instruction, and outreach.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Grammy Award‐winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives such as Midweek Education Concerts, OrchKids, Rusty Musicians, and the BSO Academy.
The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra's 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop's leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.
Under Music Director Marin Alsop's leadership, the BSO has rapidly added several critically acclaimed albums to its already impressive discography. The BSO recently released Dvořák's Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8, the final two discs in its three‐disc Dvořák cycle. In August 2009, the BSO and Marin Alsop released Bernstein's Mass featuring baritone Jubilant Sykes, the Morgan State University Choir and the Peabody Children's Chorus. The album rose to number six on the Classical Billboard Charts and received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album.
Creative Alliance is an award-winning arts organization, including a multi-purpose theater, two art galleries, classrooms and artist studios, located in the historic Patterson theater in Highlandtown, a multi-cultural neighborhood ten minutes from downtown in Southeast Baltimore. Creative Alliance teaches summer and after school arts programs in partnership with local schools and libraries that serve over 1000 neighborhood youth every year, and has extensive outreach programs with multi-generations of immigrants and refugees living in Southeast.