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Music Director

Michael Chertock

Business Manager

Laura Proffit

The BAMSO Board

Michael Batdorf, President
Michael Curran, MD, Vice President
Kathy Mank, Treasurer
Glenna Baumbaugh
Melinda Hubbard
Christeena McHale
Manisha Patel, MD
Larry Plum
Lynda Roesch
Martha Seagram
Dirk Wonnell, MD
Evelien Hoogstratten Woolard


Glenna Baumbaugh, President
Kathy Mank, Vice President
Carole Rauf, Treasurer
Kathy Forrester
Irene Hofmann
Stephanie Stoller




The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is a charter member of
the Chamber Music Network of Greater Cincinnati.

The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (BAMSO) had its beginning as the Blue Ash Symphony Orchestra in 1987. Since that time citizens in the Cincinnati Ohio's Northeast Corridor have enjoyed free concerts by professional musicians. Originally, it was partially funded by the City of Blue Ash and now is partially funded by both the City of Blue Ash and the City of Montgomery.

The Orchestra had its first performance on July 5th of 1987. Since that time the Orchestra has had 3 to 4 performances per year, including two outdoor summer concerts and a holiday concert. With the additional support of Montgomery, the season has expanded to three outdoor summer concerts, a Holiday concert and a second indoor concert.

The Blue Ash/ Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Michael Chertock, the distinguished keyboardist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The members of the orchestra are all professional musicians, many of whom perform regularly with the finest symphony orchestras in the Cincinnati area.


BAMSO’s Mission

We believe that music enriches the lives of people of all ages.  Through our diverse music programming, accessible venues and no cost concerts, we provide the citizens of Blue Ash, Montgomery and surrounding areas with an enjoyable, affordable, quality music experience for audiences of all ages.








Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Ohio Arts Council

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