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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

Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

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.

To Bernstein with Love

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. 

Mozart and Brahms

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.

Gershwin's Piano Concerto

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.

Bernstein and Shostakovich

Co-curated with cellist Inbal Segev

DU YUN Tattooed in Snow
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

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JUNE 2013
  • Strathmore
  • Meyerhoff
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