The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop kicks off the 2014-2015 season with its Thirty-Second Annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Signaling the start of the social season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Gala Celebration Concert on Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This year’s Gala concert will be led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. On the heels of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem, the evening will showcase American music and artists, beginning with a revival of Ferde Grofé's Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner, brought back to the stage for its first public performance in 80 years. The program also features celebrated blind American jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue; Center Stage’s visionary Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah narrating Copland's Lincoln Portrait; and the Morgan State University Choir lends their voices to selections from the composer’s Old American Songs.

For tickets to the Gala Celebration, please contact Sarah Weintraub at 410.783.8054 or For tickets to the Gala concert, please contact the ticket office at 410.783.8000.

Our Black Tie Gala Agenda:
6:30pm: Valet Parking, Creative Food Stations and Cocktails
8:30pm: Gala Concert conducted by Music Director Marin Alsop
9:30pm: VIP Dessert Reception with BSO Artists

2014 Gala Celebration Committee

Honorary Gala Chair:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Honorary Gala Committee:
Lainy LeBow-Sachs, Chair
Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Barbara and Tom Bozzuto
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Karmen Walker Brown
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Myrna Cardin
Donna and Kenneth DeFontes
Beth Goldsmith
Jackie and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
Patricia and Mark Joseph
Baltimore County Executive Kevin and Jill Kamenetz
Ava Lias-Booker
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski
Governor Martin and Katie O’Malley
Dot and Henry Rosenberg
Elaine and Dr. Solomon Snyder

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