Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Fri, Jun 5 , 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sat, Jun 6, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Sun, Jun 7, 3 pm (Meyerhoff)

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.


Bernstein's Candide

Thu, Jun 11, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Jun 12, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sat, Jun 13, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sun, Jun 14, 3 pm (Meyerhoff)

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

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!


Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Wed, Jul 1, 7:30 pm (Meyerhoff)

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.


Star-Spangled Spectacular

Fri, Jul 3, 8 pm (Oregon Ridge)
Sat, Jul 4, 8 pm (Oregon Ridge)

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.


Seth MacFarlane

Thu, Jul 16, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)

In a special, one-night-only concert, “Family Guy” funny man and Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane brings his smooth singing talents and irreverent humor to Baltimore showcasing his love of Big Band and American Songbook standards with the BSO.


The Four Seasons

Thu, Jul 23, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Jul 24, 7:30 pm (Meyerhoff)

Jonathan Carney, leader and violin 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 
Handel: Selections from Water Music

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.


Remarkable Farkle McBride

Sat, Jul 25, 11 am (Meyerhoff)

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.


Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Thu, Jul 30, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Jul 31, 7:30 pm (Meyerhoff)

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.”


The Music of Led Zeppelin

Sat, Aug 1, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)

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.