Baltimore Symphony Orchestra guest pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays an usual venue this morning at 11: The Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.
The world-renowned pianist, who has played Carneige Hall and the Kennedy Center, also will answer questions from inmates/audience members after she performs works by Bach and Schubert.
It should be quite a morning for the women in the Jessup facility. Classical music and the BSO need new audiences, but I never thought they’d reach this far.
Probably not an audience from whom the BSO should expect renewals or donations. But orchestras should have a social service component, both for self-interested reasons and because institutions dependent on philanthropy should do as much good with those contributed dollars, in as many ways, as possible.