Legato Circle

Legato: le·ga·to (liˈgä tō’) adj/adv
bound (Italian); smooth and flowing, without breaks between notes

In 1992, the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra established the Legato Circle to honor individuals who have included a charitable gift to the BSO in their long-term financial plans, securing a legacy of musical excellence. As in a legato musical line, these special designations ensure the smooth transfer of musical values from generation to generation.

Donors join the Legato Circle by letting us know of their bequest or other planned gift intentions. Gift commitments of all levels are welcome and deeply appreciated. Legato Circle donors invest their precious resources in the BSO, giving the gift of music to future generations.

Legato Circle members gather annually for a luncheon, receive a one-time pass to the BSO’s donor lounges, and receive special invitations and recognition throughout the year.

Share Your Legacy

Please let us know if you've already included a gift for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

The Impact of Your Giving


could enroll 3 students in OrchKids

With this contribution, you can transform the lives of three Baltimore youth with community-based, high-quality music instruction and programming that teach skills and open doors of opportunity in remarkable ways for one year. 



could sponsor a guest artist

A gift of this size could allow us to welcome one of the world's finest musicians to Baltimore, to a week-long residency – helping us to raise the bar for creativity and bringing a fresh perspective to our stage through rehearsals, performances and even masters classes with students.


could endow a chair in the orchestra

A gift at this level creates long-term stability for a musician's chair while a signifying a mutual love for music and the BSO. The funds are invested and will grow with the BSO's Endowment while providing steady income to support a musician's salary.

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