The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival is in full swing!

Thursday Jun 21 at 8 p.m. enjoy a Chamber Music Concert at Peabody Conservatory (Griswold Hall, 1 E Mt Vernon Place Baltimore). Tickets are only $15. Co-curated with cellist Inbal Segev, you can enjoy music performed by Thierry De Mey, Du Yun, Dan Visconti, Osvaldo Goliov and James Macmillan. To purchase tickets, visit

Friday Jun 22 at 8 p.m. head to The Motor House’s Graffiti Alley (120 W North Ave Baltimore) for a FREE Chamber Jam.  Hosted by vocal percussionist Shodekeh, there will be performances by Du Yun & OK Miss and local new music group Mind on Fire.

Saturday Jun 23 at 1 p.m. enjoy Power Plant Live, a free Children’s Concert with Port Discovery (34 Market Place Baltimore). Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a performance of new percussion music, followed by a brief Q&A session. Featuring an interactive drum activity where children can make and take their own percussion instrument.

Saturday Jun 23 at 8 p.m. the party continues at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral St. Baltimore). Join for a free symphonic concert, featuring the World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight,” inspired by the Oscar-winning film. The program also includes Du Yun’s vivid Slow Portraits, Dan Visconti’s pastoral Slow Country Haze and James MacMillan’s Woman of the Apocalypse, written for Marin Alsop. A panel discussion with Marin Alsop, James MacMillan, Kevin Puts, Dan Visconti and Du Yun takes place at 7:15 p.m. in the Meyerhoff lobby.

Come early and enjoy a block party beginning at 6 p.m. outside of the Meyerhoff. Featuring food trucks and live music from DJ Double 8!

For more information on BSO’s New Music Festival, visit

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.