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As Michael Byrne noted recently, Charm City’s got one of the best music scenes in the country.

But will Baltimore—and especially its boho crowd—embrace new music of a different variety?

Alex Ross, a St. Albans grad, explores the issue in this review of the Baltimore Symphony and its new conductor, Marin Alsop.

(At $5 a pop for students, these concerts are cheaper than a night at Ottobar.)

And a Baltimore Sun article from October about composer John Adams‘ week in residence here.