Rusty Wins in Baltimore

Kudo’s to the Baltimore Symphony and Music Director Marin Alsop!   The Orchestra invited amateur musicians — what they called “Rusty Musicians” to join them.  They were so overwhelmed with requests that they ended up scheduling a second concert to handle the 400 volunteers.   By all accounts, the experiment was a resounding success.   See the story in  The Washington Post or this blog entry from The Baltimore Sun.

The Baltimore “Rusty Musicians” project has other orchestras taking notice.   In a time when cultural organizations are strapped for cash, creating new community touches and recruiting new patrons is vital.   I’ve had a couple of conversations with officers from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and I believe there is interest in doing something similar here in Detroit.   I hope so!   Stay tuned …

The YouTube Video:


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One response to “Rusty Wins in Baltimore

  1. Visit Baltimore

    I’m with Visit Baltimore, and we just did a video with Marin Alsop from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In the video she tells us why she loves Baltimore and her hopes for the BSO. Check it out at

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