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Markus Stenz, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano

Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Listen Now BSO Podcast
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major Listen Now BSO Podcast
Stravinsky: The Firebird (Complete) Listen Now BSO Podcast

Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz gives us a rare opportunity to hear the color and brilliance of Stravinsky’s complete score for The Firebird, the commission from Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes that catapulted him to fame in pre-WWI Paris. Years later, Paris was again the setting for Ravel’s popular jazz-inflected concerto, perfect for the intense, thoughtful and fearless musical conviction of Juho Pohjonen, who makes his BSO debut.

Classical
Stravinsky's Firebird

Markus Stenz, conductor

Stravinsky: The Firebird (Complete) Listen Now BSO Podcast

Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz reveals the genesis of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet score The Firebird.

Saturday at the Meyerhoff: Stravinsky Straight Up - join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a night of Stravinsky and spirits!

Get blown away by a one-hour Off The Cuff performance of Stravinsky's The Firebird. Then join us after the concert as the Meyerhoff lobby transforms into a late night French café featuring $4 drink specials, food by Dooby's and live gypsy jazz by the Hot Club of Baltimore Quartet! Made possible by The Wallace Foundation.


It's fun. It's laid back. It's Off the Cuff.

Explore the backstories of classical music’s greatest works and discover their secrets, scandals and twists. Each conductor will lead us through an entertaining exploration of each work, followed by a full performance of the piece.

Learn more about the classical concert.

Off The Cuff
Off the Cuff: Stravinsky Firebird

Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, host
Marcia Kämper, flute
Karin Brown, viola
Jacqueline Pollauf, harp

Celebrate our home state of Maryland through music, dance and song. 

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

Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old.

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

Silver Spring Performance: Free parking available in the covered County garage across the street from the Civic Building.

This program is supported in part through a grant from Montgomery County, Maryland’s FY17 Community Access Program.  Montgomery County is proud to support great performances at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Education, Music Box
Music Box: Our Maryland

György Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre featuring soprano, Melissa Wimbish
Andy Akiho: to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem

Pre-concert lobby performance by Curved Light and TT the Artist

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Lower Dens, 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: Lower Dens

Markus Stenz, conductor
Andrew Balio, trumpet

Mozart: Symphony No. 29 Listen Now BSO Podcast
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Listen Now BSO Podcast
Detlev Glanert: Frenesia (BSO Premiere) BSO Podcast
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Listen NowBSO Podcast

Maestro Stenz is a master of both the classic and modern Austro-Germanic repertoire. Mozart’s graceful Symphony No. 29 is modeled after Haydn, who Mozart often called his teacher. Haydn’s own humorous and virtuosic trumpet concerto showcases Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio performing a set of three cadenzas by Krzysztof Penderecki, the prominent living Polish composer. Transforming the orchestral palette, Stenz introduces fun and frantic Frenesia, an ironic homage to Richard Strauss, whose own whimsical tribute to the medieval trouble-maker, Till Eulenspiegel, makes for a rousing finale.

Classical
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Nicholas Hersh, BSYO Artistic Director

3 pm - String, Concert and Youth Orchestra

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. 

All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY. Ticket prices shown above are for advance purchases only.

Supported, in part, by Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman

For more information, visit BSOmusic.org/BSYO.

Education
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras: Meyerhoff

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO English Horn Jane Marvine. The class takes place from 6-7 pm, preceded by a happy hour at 5:30 pm.

NEW this year, classes may be purchased as a series or individually.

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

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 Louise Reiner at 410.783.8023 or Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
Leadership Roles in a Symphony Orchestra

Jack Everly, conductor

Soar through the stars with Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece as you’ve never seen or heard it before! Jack Everly conducts John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score live as the classic film is projected on a giant HD screen. Bring the whole family to experience the magic of Elliott and his friend from far, far away.

Kids 50% off! (12 and under)

™ & © Universal Studios

SuperPops
Movie and Music: E.T. The Extraterrestrial In Concert

Christoph König, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Listen Now
Messiaen: Les Offrandes oubliées
Gershwin: An American in Paris Listen Now

Four peer composers looked to France for inspiration with wildly different results. Christoph König opens with Ravel’s gentle memorial dedicated to friends lost in the war. The shift to fiery Prokofiev demands tremendous athleticism from the soloist, the superstar Ukrainian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. Olivier Messiaen’s deeply spiritual meditation takes us to an ethereal realm before Gershwin’s jazzy, raucous riff on Paris will have us humming into the night.

Classical
Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Marin Alsop, conductor
Featuring soloists from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major Listen Now
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major Listen Now
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major Listen Now
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major Listen Now
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major

Bach's beloved Brandenburg Concertos come to life in the hands of Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, the six unique concertos showcase both the power of the orchestra and the talents of the highly-skilled soloists. This is Bach at his best.

Classical
Brandenburg Concertos

Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, host
Phil Munds, horn
René Hernandez, trumpet
Nate Hepler, trumpet
John Vance, trombone
Seth Horner, tuba

Listen, bounce and move around to music all about summertime, sunshine, the beach, ice cream, swimming and more!

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

Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old.

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

Education
Music Box: Celebrate Summertime

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Violist Peter Minkler. The class takes place from 6-7 pm, preceded by a happy hour at 5:30 pm.

NEW this year, classes may be purchased as a series or individually.

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

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 Louise Reiner at 410.783.8023 or Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
My Life on the 'C' String: A Violist's Journey

Marin Alsop, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Christopher Theofanidis: The GAME (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*
Beethoven: Violin Concerto Listen Now
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” Listen Now

Marin Alsop pulls out all the stops for our closing concert with one of her signature works, Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” Add to that the Beethoven Violin Concerto with audience favorite Gil Shaham, who will dazzle and charm us with his virtuosity. This is a program that is grand in every way— a fitting way to close out the first season of our second century.


Ten American composers have each composed a short celebratory work to be presented during the Centennial season. These include TJ Cole, Kristen Kuster, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen, Caroline Shaw, Joan Tower, James Lee III, Jonathan Leshnoff,Christopher Rouse and Christopher Theofanidis. Chosen themes for the commissions include: fanfare for the uncommon woman, earth, death of Poe and dancing blue crabs. These Celebration Centennial works have been commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

*Commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program. Also made possible by a grant from New Music USA through a generous contribution from Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, and additionally supported by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Randolph S. and Amalie R. Rothschild Endowed Fund for New Music.

Classical
Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
Sun, June 18, 2017 8:00 PM (Meyerhoff)

John Mulaney, Comedian

Tickets available at Tickemaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Meyerhoff Box Office.

Please note: The BSO will NOT be performing at this show.

JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew.  Mulaney’s first comedy album, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012, and upon review KenTucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.” 

Special Event
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

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