The Baltimore Symphony Musicians Give Back this Tuesday Jan 8. A Brass and Percussion Concert for the Community will take place at Baltimore Basilica- America’s First Cathedral (409 Cathedral St. Baltimore) at 7 p.m.

The Baltimore Symphony Brass and Percussion, joined by their colleagues from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Semper Fi Brass together conducted by James Ross, will be uniting for a star-studded performance unlike anything ever seen in Baltimore. The evening will be hosted by former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

This performance is free to the community and a free will offering will benefit My Sisters Place, a comprehensive resource center for homeless and impoverished women and their children in Baltimore City.

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