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Jack Everly, conductor

Behind every great film is a compelling score, and the works of noted film composer John Williams are nothing short of brilliant. Join us for a celebration of this iconic contemporary composer and hear your favorite themes from blockbusters such as Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Superman.

Get here early! Star Wars characters will be in the lobby prior to all shows.

Bring your family to the Saturday matinée — tickets for children 12 and under are half-price. This only applies to the performance on Saturday, May 30, 3 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

A Tribute to John Williams

Christoph König, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Power, simplicity, beauty. Christoph König conducts the most famous symphony of all – Beethoven’s Fifth. Also, Alban Gerhardt pours heart and soul into one of Shostakovich’s most difficult pieces, the Cello Concerto No. 1.

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Journey across the globe through music, song and dance as the BSO celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world.

Get here early! 30-minutes prior to each concert, the lobby fills with a range of musical and creative activities for babies and families.

For babies ages 6 months to 3 years and their families.

Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket. Concerts take place in the lobby and seating is unreserved.


Education, Music Box
Around the Globe

Marin Alsop, conductor
Garnett Bruce, director
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, music director 


Peter Sagal (Narrator)
Keith Jameson (Candide)
Lauren Snouffer (Cunégonde)
Judy Kaye (The Old Lady)
Joshua Hopkins (Dr. Pangloss)
Mark Diamond (Maximilian/Judge)
Marie Lenormand (Paquette)
Stephanie Sadownik (Baroness/Sheep)
Curtis Bannister (Baron/Inquisitor/Don Isaachar/Cacambo/Ragotski)
Patrick Cook (Judge/Prefect/Governor/Vanderdendur)
Andrew McLaughlin (Judge/Captain/Crook)
Melissa Wimbish (Sheep)
Lewis Shaw (Heresy Agent/Archbishop/Slave Driver)

Leonard Bernstein: Candide

Celebrate the end of the BSO’s season with Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant comedic operetta Candide! Based on the classic Voltaire tale of innocence, optimism and the unexpected lessons of life, Marin Alsop conducts this semi-staged operetta with Broadway’s brightest stars!

Bernstein's Candide

Phil Munds, principal horn

A talk about preparing for a concert week: what goes into preparation to play a symphony, including physical preparation to play a wind instrument, practice time and mental preparation, as well as what we do to keep ourselves healthy and in top form. A behind the scenes look…

ALL proceeds support the educational programs of the BSO. 

Music Adventures is only sold as a four class series. The $12 subscription processing fee does not apply to the Music Adventures series. Please visit to purchase.

Special Event
Preparing to Play a Symphony

***The performance of Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions scheduled for Friday, May 1st at 8 pm will now take place on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30 pm. All tickets for the May 1st performance will be honored on the rescheduled date.***

Tim Davies, conductor
Produced by Princeton Entertainment

Please Note: There are a small number of limited view seats available in the Terrace for $25. From these seats Pokemon imagery projected on a screen may be partially obstructed by a speaker stack that hangs from the ceiling. To purchase these seats use promo code OBSTRUCTED.

Brought to life by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

“Young or old, your Poké journey begins and it’s glorious…Go experience this once in a lifetime event.” – iDigital Times

“Diehard fans will relish in seeing their beloved childhood memories played out in front of them.” –Game Music Online

“It’s something purely magical that you just need to experience firsthand.” – Hardcore Gamer

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon from your favorite games including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

*$1 of each ticket goes to supporting arts education programs.

Special Event
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Red, white and blue – and patriotic fun, too! Join the BSO for our annual holiday celebration featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and many more while watching a dazzling display of fireworks. Plus, hear the BSO’s “O, Say Can You Sing?” contest winner perform The Star-Spangled Banner.

Join us for delicious eats from local food trucks, in partnership with The Gathering! Gates open at 5:00 pm.

Plan your visit to Oregon Ridge Park

Please note: No glass, grills or pets are permitted inside park. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance at the gate will be $20 for Adults and $10 for Children 12 & under.

Free Shuttle Parking Park at the Verizon lot on Shawan Road, directly across from the Hunt Valley Town Centre, and ride the FREE shuttle bus to the park. Take I-83 to exit 20A (Shawan Road East) and follow the signs to BSO Shuttle.

On-Site Parking Permits Parking Permits can be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Meyerhoff ticket office for $12 or at the lot for $15.

Come Together
Groups of 15 or more receive great group discounts!
Bringing a BIG group? Consider renting a tent or pavilion for a pre-concert picnic.
Contact the Group Sales Office at 410.783.8170 or

Summer, Special Event
Star-Spangled Spectacular

Jonathan Carney, leader and violin

Handel: Selections from Water Music
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 82, "Ich Habe Genuh," BWV 82
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 

Vivaldi’s vivid depiction of the seasons comes to life as BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney expertly weaves his sound through the varied textures of this perennial favorite. This all-Baroque program ends with selections from Handel’s revered Water Music, a work that premiered on the River Thames at the request of King George I.

Classical, Summer
The Four Seasons

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Becky Mossing, narrator
Brandon Du, violin (5th grade student)
Maxwell Sydow & Sam Willen, Farkle McBride 
Actors from the Baltimore School for the Arts

This BSO Family concert celebrates youth in music with a concert all about young performers, composers and young audiences.  With selections from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol performed by fifth grader Brandon Du, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee and more, the audience will dazzle in the delights of youth at its best and learn about the instrument families along the way.

Then, experience the orchestral adaptation of actor John Lithgow’s mesmerizing children’s book where the fickle, yet lovable Remarkable Farkle McBride brings the sounds and rhythms of the orchestra to life, dramatized by actors from the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Join us in the lobby starting at 9:45 am for a range of exciting and interactive preconcert activities!

For children 4 and up and their families! Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.

Family , Education
The Remarkable Farkle McBride

Tito Munoz, conductor
Ariel Horowitz, violin

Barber: The School for Scandal Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

Bold, thrilling and moving all at once. Premiered 120 years ago upon Dvořák’s arrival in the U.S., his Ninth Symphony is emblematic of a foreigner’s portrayal of the life and times of early America. Experience a perfect collision of folk tunes and gypsy flavor from Dvořák’s native Bohemia and his impressions of an exciting turn of-the-century life in the “New World.”

Classical, Summer
Dvořák's New World Symphony

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor Brent Havens takes the podium to present a program he scored to extend the listening experience of Led Zeppelin’s timeless tunes. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and screaming vocals, Havens and his ensemble capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff while cranking out new musical colors.

Special Event
The Music of Led Zeppelin

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JUNE 2013