One of the best ways to enrich your experience at the symphony is to learn more about orchestral music and its composers. The BSO at Strathmore has partnered with Levine to offer stimulating, in-depth lectures to complement select Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts held at The Music Center at Strathmore.
Taught by Melinda Baird, chair of piano at Levine and Joel Friedman, Levine faculty lecturer, these lectures explore the music of the evening's concert program with discussions that delve into the historical context of the repertoire and the composers.
The 45-minute sessions are FREE to ticket holders and meet before the selected performances at 7:00 PM in Room 309 at The Strathmore, followed by a performance by the BSO at 8:00 PM. Registration is required.
Interested concert-goers must register by 5:00 PM on the Friday before the lecture to reserve seats. All reserved seats will be held until 6:50 PM the evening of the lecture, after which they will be released as general admission seating. For more information, please call (202) 686-8000 x1547.
Bernstein & Beethoven
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Cathedral Choral Society
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Beethoven’s great Seventh Symphony anchors two contrasting works by Bernstein, Marin Alsop’s inspirational mentor. Both pieces occupy the fascinating nexus between Christian and Judaic liturgical traditions, the introspective First Symphony, and Chichester Psalms, with its catchy melodic and rhythmic appeal.
- Special Event