2014-2015 Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series

Offering serious music students in middle, high school and college a “behind-the-scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal. Open Rehearsals at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are free, but seating is limited to 500 attendees. Please note that some of the works on the concert program may not be rehearsed at the Open Rehearsal.

To reserve tickets for Open Rehearsals, please call 410.783.8118 or email education@bsomusic.org.

Hannu Lintu

Brahms’ Symphony No. 2

Thursday, Oct. 30, 10 am

Hannu Lintu, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
Andrew Balio, trumpet

The youthful sardonic humor of Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto contrasts with the sunniest of Brahms' four symphonies, written in one idyllic summer vacation. The impressive Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu returns to lead this program.

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.1
Brahms: Symphony No. 2


Boris Giltburg

Rachmaninoff & Shostakovich

Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 am

Marin Alsop, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano

Known for his “intuitive, powerful performances” (Daily Telegraph), Israeli pianist and 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition Winner Boris Giltburg performs Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. Marin Alsop leads this sumptuous Russian program also featuring Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, in which the composer walks a tightrope between his own artistic statement and Stalin’s socialist realism.

Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5


Emily Skala


Thursday, Feb. 12, 10 am

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
Madeline Adkins, violin
Igor Yuzefovich, violin
Dariuz Skoraczewski, cello
Emily Skala, flute
Katherine Needleman, oboe

A BSO favorite, guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leads a program that honors the Baroque period’s First Family. Selected music by Johann Sebastian, Johann Christian, and Carl Philipp Emanuel come together in one program showcasing both their individualism and legacy of true musical genius.

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony, Wq 179
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Oboe, Violin, and Cello in C Major


Louis Lortie

The Firebird Suite

Friday, Feb. 27, 10 am

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Deeply exotic and fanciful, Stravinsky’s poingnant Firebird Suite tells the tale of the bird’s heroic triumph over evil. Hailed by many as an authority on Mozart, Louis Lortie brings his classical flair to Mozart’s poignant Piano Concerto No. 23.

Berlioz: Le Corsaire
Ravel (orch. Tortelier): Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite


Sol Gabetta

Haydn and Ravel

Friday, Mar. 20, 10 am

Marin Alsop, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

Would you like to dance? In orchestral technicolor, Marin Alsop and the BSO bring to life the lighter and darker sides of the waltz as imagined by Ravel and Strauss in pre- and post-WWI Europe. After her triumphant 2012 debut, star cellist Sol Gabetta returns to perform Haydn’s sparkling concerto.

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
Ravel: La Valse
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite


Mario Venzago

Debussy & Don Juan

Friday, May 15, 10 am

Mario Venzago, conductor
Oliver Schnyder, piano

Shimmering and evocative, rich but subtle, Debussy’s La Mer has endured as one of the composer’s most admired works. Mario Vengazo conducts the thrilling and passionate Don Juan – strength and daring that leaps off the stage.

Schubert: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Haydn: Harpsichord Concerto in D Major
R. Strauss: Don Juan
Debussy: La Mer



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