Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays Toy Story tunes for toy donations

BALTIMORE– The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed the musical score for Toy Story on Sunday, with a twist.

The film plays while the musicians provide the soundtrack.

“It really transforms the Meyerhoff into a movie theater and is a wonderful way to introduce young audiences to the magic of the symphony,” said Allison Burr-Livingstone, director of advancement for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Everyone who attended the event had the chance to enter for free by participating in a toy drive. All they had to do was donate a new, unwrapped toy to get two free tickets to the show.

All toys will go to the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

“When we thought about doing Toy Story, it just made sense to do a toy drive and we really wanted to find a way to partner with Kennedy Krieger who is doing amazing work in our community,” Burr-Livingstone said. .

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra‘s next performance will be on a Harry Potter film next month.

The musicians are delighted to welcome families to the theatre.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome a young audience to the room,” Burr-Livingstone said. “The last two years have been interesting. We haven’t had a lot of families with the pandemic, so we’re really excited to be at this exact moment.”

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