The New York Times has recognized 10 classical music orchestras that have made great strides in the past year and bestows upon each its own little award — without any statues or cash to go along with the honor.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
is among them and the Times honors the arts organization with the "Chicken Droppings-into-Chicken Salad Award."
"The financially troubled Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which was looking for a way to boost revenue and occupy the players during quiet summer weeks...wins for its summer academy aimed at amateur classical musicians, who pay to spend a week rehearsing and performing alongside the orchestra’s professionals," the Times writes.
You can see the list of recognized orchestras here