What is PULSE Music Series?

As the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra enters its 100th season, we're mixing things up! Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and the indie rock scene onto one stage. Each concert will explore connections that cross genres, opening with a classical performance by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, followed by a set by our featured indie artist, culminating with a unique collaboration between the two groups. Each of these experiences will kick off with a happy hour hangout, filled with live pre-concert entertainment, food by favorite Baltimore restaurants and drink spots including the Brewer's Art, Union Craft Brewery, Ryleigh's Oyster House, City Café, Flying Dog Brewery, Jack Daniels Whiskey Bar, Charmery, Parts & Labor and more!

All concerts will be live broadcast and rebroadcast.
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  • Featured Artist Wye Oak

    Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes.

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  • Featured Artist Dr. Dog

    On January 13th DR. DOG will release Live at a Flamingo Hotel, the first ever bottling of the band's legendary live performance. While studio releases have seen high critical acclaim, it's the band's live show that has truly cemented it as one of America's best and brightest acts, a rock n roll juggernaut that has won its large and ever-growing fan base by exceeding expectations.

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  • Featured Artist The Lone Bellow

    Then Came the Morning, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio the Lone Bellow, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It's a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life's great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: "Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!"

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  • Featured Artist Dawes

    "And may all your favorite bands stay together," sings Taylor Goldsmith on the title track to Dawes' fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands, on their own HUB Records, harking back to a time when that very special rock group helped define who you were, expressing the joy and passion the foursome put into the release.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • 5:30PM - 7:30PM Happy Hour Specials and Live Entertainment

  • 7:45PM Seating will begin

  • 8:30PM Concert Starts

  • 8:35PM Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance

  • 9:00PM WTMD introduces ARTIST / Brief dialogue with ARTIST

  • 9:05PM - 9:50PM Indie Band Set

  • 9:50PM BSO and Indie Band one-of-a-kind collaborative piece

  • 10:00PM Post Concert Activities

  • 11:00PM Bars will be open till about 11pm