In March, the ensemble is booked at Port Discovery for a children's concert marking Dr. Seuss' birthday. Other places on a future venue wish list include Baltimore's World Trade Center, the Maryland Science Center and the American Visionary Art Museum.
"We want programs to resonate with the venue,: Huynh said. "Maybe a concert at the aquarium with works about the sea."
Don't expect the Occasional Symphony to try squeezing into a restaurant or bar, vying for attention.
"I like Classical Revolution. It's cool," Mulligan said. "But we're going for something completely different."
That doesn't mean something stiff. The orchestra, like the other convention-challenging organizations, plans to keep things informal as it continues scrounging for resources (Kickstarter campaigns on the Internet are common) and performance outlets.
"It feels normal to me to be doing this," Mulligan said. "People make art where they can and with what they have. It's exciting."
•Classical Revolution performs 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Joe Squared Station North, 133 W. North Ave. classicalrevolutionbaltimore.org.
•Vivre Musicale presents its "Disturbia" program of trauma-related music at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 N. Charles St. A recital by harpist Jacqueline Pollauf will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 18t at 834 On The Avenue, 834 W. 36th St. vivremusicale.org
•The Occasional Symphony makes its debut accompanying the 1920 silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St. occasionalsymphony.org
•Outerspaces will next perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 N. Charles St. outerspacesmusic.org.
•For information on the Federal Hill Parlor Series, go to meganihnen.wix.com/federalhillparlorseries
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