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Solo Playing on the Violin vs. Orchestral Playing

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Violinist Ellen Troyer. Ellen will discuss solo playing on the violin vs. orchestral playing, and how different techniques are required, including sound production, bow technique, ensemble playing, mindset, and how different sound qualities are used for different composers.

Series Price: $120 (BSA Members) | $150 (Non-members)
Per Class Price: $36 (BSA Members) | $45 (Non-members)

Buy all four classes and save!

To receive the Member discount, please contact the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

To become a BSA member and receive a discount on your tickets, contact Vikki McAdory at 410.783.8023 or Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
Music Adventures with Ellen Troyer

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
Staged by Deborah Wingert
Coached by Heather Watts

Tchaikovsky // Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Tchaikovsky // Suite from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

Marin Alsop conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program including Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet. Experience this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers.

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.

Learn more about the program in Overture Magazine

George Balanchine taken at Fire Island, MA, 1950 to 51, photo by Tanaquil LeClerqc

Classical
Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
Staged by Deborah Wingert
Coached by Heather Watts

Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet in 1934. Experience the musical and visual journey of this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers. Join us after the concert for a conductor-led Q&A session.

*The Saturday, April 28 performance will be followed by a ‘Tchaikovsky Chaser’ after-party featuring live music from Tongue in Cheek, food specials from Wicked Sisters and $6 Moscow mule specials! 

Learn more about the program in Overture Magazine

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

Join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids in celebrating 10 years of transforming the lives of Baltimore City youth through the power of music with a special celebration concert, featuring a special performance conducted by BSO Music Director and OrchKids founder, Marin Alsop. 

 

Click Buy Tickets to purchase $10 General Admission tickets. To purchase $100 VIP tickets, please contact April Dodge at adodge@bsomusic.org or 410.783.8061.  

OrchKids
OrchKids 10th Anniversary Celebration

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Nicola Benedetti, violin

John Williams, Luciano Berio and John Corigliano // Birthday Bouquet
Bernstein // Serenade Listen Now
Bernstein // Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Listen Now
Bernstein // Three Dance Episodes from On The Town Listen Now

The BSO celebrates Bernstein’s centennial with Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. This performance of Bernstein favorites also includes works by modern composers written in homage to his genius. Together, they illustrate how impossible it is to singularize Bernstein’s brilliance.

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, May 4, featuring Nicola Benedetti.

Classical
To Bernstein with Love

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Scott Simon, commentator
Featuring Special Guest Jamie Bernstein

Bernstein // Overture to Candide
Bernstein // Opening Prayer
Bernstein // Selections from West Side Story and On The Town
Bernstein // CBS Music
John Williams, Luciano Berio and John Corigliano // Selections from Birthday Bouquet

Join us for this unique BSO concert as NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon joins Marin Alsop on stage for an exploration of Bernstein’s genius, featuring a special appearance by Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein.

This Off The Cuff experience features a lively commentary on Marin’s musical mentor Leonard Bernstein and selections from Bernstein’s iconic music including West Side Story, Candide and On The Town.

Scott Simon has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody and the Emmy, and he is the popular host of "Weekend Edition Saturday", which summarizes the week's news and offers features on a wide range of topics, including arts, entertainment, and human interest stories.

Join us after the performance for live music from the Nico Sarbanes Trio, a book signing with Scott Simon and a CD signing with Marin Alsop.

WYPR is a proud media partner

Special Event
NPR’s Scott Simon Joins the BSO in a Salute to Bernstein

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor

Under the baton of Jack Everly, experience Raiders of the Lost Ark like never before as the BSO performs John Williams' epic score alongside the classic Steven Spielberg film.

SuperPops, Movie with Orchestra
Movie with Orchestra: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Joy of Chamber Music

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Violinist Greg Mulligan.

Series Price: $120 (BSA Members) | $150 (Non-members)
Per Class Price: $36 (BSA Members) | $45 (Non-members)

Buy all four classes and save!

To receive the Member discount, please contact the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

To become a BSA member and receive a discount on your tickets, contact Vikki McAdory at 410.783.8023 or Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
Music Adventures with Greg Mulligan

Pre-concert party starts at 6 pm
Happy Hour specials from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor

Pre-concert lobby performance by SuperCity 

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed by a set with Moon Taxi, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.

BSO Pulse
BSO Pulse: Moon Taxi

Mario Venzago, conductor
Kit Armstrong, piano

Liszt // Les Préludes Listen Now BSO Podcast
Mozart // Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major Listen Now BSO Podcast
Brahms // Symphony No. 3 in F Major Listen Now BSO Podcast

Guest conductor Mario Venzago directs Liszt’s most popular symphonic poem Les Préludes. “He gets a refinement of tone and dynamics from the BSO that no one else has quite matched” (Baltimore Sun). Brahms’ Third Symphony spans the full range of human emotion from excitement to despair. Mozart’s vivacious Piano Concerto No. 22 is matched by young virtuoso Kit Armstrong. 

Classical
Mozart and Brahms

"Design Over Easy" Opening Day Omelette Breakfast

Omelette breakfast provided by The Classic Catering People in the Show House Café to celebrate the opening of the 2018 Show House—Oakland. In celebration of 10 years of OrchKids, students from OrchKids will be performing. 

Free parking is available on-site at the Show House: 416 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland. Doors to house open at 10:00 a.m.

For more information go to associates@bsomusic.org or call 410.783.8023.

Please, no photography, no children under 10, no refunds. No handicap access.

Special Event
Show House Opening Day Omelette Breakfast

Twilight Tuesdays: Tour. Talk. Taste.

Guests will be greeted by a Show House Chairperson giving a brief history of the House followed by a private, guided tour of the Show House. After the tour, pull up a chair for the “Featured Designer Presentation” and enjoy delicious nibbles and dessert while you are soaking in Designer Wisdom. This will be a Show House experience like none other. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot now!

$50 per person, advance ticket required. 

Free parking is available on-site at the Show House: 416 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland.

For more information go to associates@bsomusic.org or call 410.783.8023

Please, no photography, no children under 10, no refunds. No handicap access.

Special Event
Show House Twilight Tuesdays

String Orchestra 
Nana Vaughn, Conductor

NEWBOLD Orion and the Scorpion
TRADITIONAL (Arr. Jarrett) American Folk Song Suite

Concert Orchestra
Maryann Poling, Conductor

GERSHWIN (Arr. Bennett) Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” (I. Allegro moderato)
SOUSA (Arr. Isaac) The Stars and Stripes Forever

Youth Orchestra 
Nicholas Hersh, Conductor 

STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto in D Major (I. Allegro moderato)
Featuring YO Concerto Competition Winner Brandon Du, violin

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of 250 of the region's most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD. 

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $5 students, $10 seniors (60+). All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY. 

 

Education
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Stravinsky // Suite from The Firebird (1919) Listen Now
Gershwin// Concerto in F Listen Now
Schumann // Symphony No. 2 in C Major Listen Now

Under Marin Alsop’s baton, Stravinsky’s dazzling Firebird concludes with one of the most exalted finales in all of music. Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a blend of traditional classical forms and the freedom of American jazz. After a year without writing music, Schumann’s incredibly personal Second Symphony expresses his triumph over darkness.

Classical
Gershwin's Piano Concerto

Maria Broom, host 
Kevin Smith
, violin
Audrey Wright, violin
Lisa Steltenpohl, viola
Lachezar Kostov, cello

For children ages 6 months-3 years

Celebrate the colors of the American flag with a string quartet of BSO musicians.

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. 

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

Music Box
Music Box: Red, White and Blue

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Bernstein // Slava! A Political Overture
Bernstein // Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" Listen Now
Shostakovich // Symphony No. 5 in D Minor Listen Now

Join us for the BSO Season Finale concert. The piano plays the protagonist Bernstein's sentimental tone poem, "The Age of Anxiety," performed by acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Hear Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5, which received an overwhelming public response and half hour standing ovation at its premiere.

Classical
Bernstein and Shostakovich

"Oakland," the former home of Edgar Allan Poe III is the 41st Annual Symphony Designer's Show House. Located in the Greenspring Valley of Baltimore County, the majestic 1927 estate of the great, great, great grandnephew of the Baltimore poet offers old world character with red brick, hardwood floors and stately detailing throughout the house, including a handmade tile floor scattered with tiles of Poe's ravens. 

The 41st Annual Symphony Designers' Show House will be open to the public beginning Sunday, May 20 - Sunday, June 10, 2018. Tickets are not date specific. You may use your ticket any time during normal operating hours.

Enjoy performances from OrchKids on May 20, BSO Musicians on June 3 and BSYO students on June 10. 

All proceeds support the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra including OrchKidsTM, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and Midweek education concerts impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

TICKETS: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

Please Note: All tickets purchased via the website will be mailed. Week-of tickets may be purchased in person at the Meyerhoff Box Office or directly from the show house. E-Tickets are not available for this event.

HOURS:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Closed Monday

PARKING: Free parking is on site at the Show House:
416 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland

For more information call the BSA office at 410.783.8023 or associates@BSOmusic.org

No photography, No children under 10, No refunds, No handicap access

Special Event
41st Annual Symphony Designers' Show House

How I Wrote a Musical

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Bassist Jonathan Jensen. Jonathan will discuss his journey as a musician and how he developed an interest in songwriting and composing along with orchestral playing

Series Price: $120 (BSA Members) | $150 (Non-members)
Per Class Price: $36 (BSA Members) | $45 (Non-members)

Buy all four classes and save!

To receive the Member discount, please contact the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

To become a BSA member and receive a discount on your tickets, contact Vikki McAdory at 410.783.8023 or Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
Music Adventures with Jonathan Jensen

For availability, contact the BSO Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

Marin Alsop, Music Director
John Williams, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Join us for this one-night-only special event! Music Director Marin Alsop and world-renowned, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring the music of his acclaimed film scores, including selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, Memoirs of a Geisha, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more.

VIP Post-Concert Reception

A limited number of tickets are available for a VIP post-concert Dessert & Champagne Reception with John Williams and Marin Alsop. VIP Reception tickets are available only to concert attendees for an additional $500. VIP ticket holders will receive a wristband on the evening of the concert that must be worn to attend the reception. You must display both your concert ticket for the evening and your reception voucher to receive a wristband.

Special Event
An Evening with John Williams

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Audra McDonald, vocalist

Grammy, Emmy and six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald joins the BSO in a one-night-only performance of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein and more. Having starred in many Broadway shows including A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Porgy and Bess, the luminous soprano is as much at home on stage as she is in film and television, including roles in the NBC live-telecast of The Sound of Music and Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Special Event
Audra McDonald

Co-curated with cellist Inbal Segev

THIERRY DE MEY Table Music
DU YUN Tattooed in Snow
DAN VISCONTI Black Bend 
OSVALDO GOLIJOV Mariel 
JAMES MACMILLAN The Exorcism of Rio Sumpul, conducted by Marin Alsop

Peabody Conservatory
Griswold Hall
1 E Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Explore the New Music Festival

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert

Featuring the World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight”
Free or Pay what you Wish*
Ticket required

Marin Alsop, conductor
Katherine Needleman, oboe

DU YUN Slow Portraits
KEVIN PUTS Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight” (World Premiere)
DAN VISCONTI Low Country Haze
JAMES MACMILLAN Woman of the Apocalypse

Join us before the performance for a block party outside of the Meyerhoff with food trucks and live music

*Please note there will be a $4.00 ticket fee added to your order

Explore the New Music Festival

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Symphonic Concert

Enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks while the Orchestra performs patriotic scores and family favorites. Food trucks on site serving up great local eats. Gates open at 5 pm.

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Advance: $22 Adult / $11 Children (12 & under)
At Gate*: $25 Adult / $15 Children (12 & under)

*Please note that we expect this performance to sell out and strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets may not be available  for purchase at the gate.

All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Free Parking and Shuttle

Park at the Maryland State Fairgrounds located near the intersection of York and Timonium roads in Timonium (2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093) and ride the FREE shuttle bus to the park.

Directions to Maryland State Fairgrounds: Take I-83 to exit 16A (Timonium Road), follow signs to the Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are also accessible via Light Rail, exit at the Timonium Fairgrounds Station.  

On-Site Parking Permits: A limited number of Oregon Ridge on-site parking permits can be purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY from the Meyerhoff ticket office for $15. On-site parking will not be available for purchase at the gate.

Additional Parking Options: The BSO advises against the use of unofficial parking and is not responsible for the safety of unofficial parking options. Patrons assume the risk of non-BSO designated parking.

Please note: No glass, grills or pets are permitted inside the park.

Rain Date: Wednesday, July 4, 8 pm

Summer
Star-Spangled Spectacular

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Summer, Movie with Orchestra
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

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JUNE 2013
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