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Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

ELGAR Cello Concerto  BSO Podcast

Written at the end of World War I, Elgar’s beautiful Cello Concerto was his last completed work and reflects his sadness over the loss of friends and countrymen. In its beautiful melodies, it sums up everything that makes Elgar such a mesmerizing and at times heartbreaking composer. Featuring Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.

“Hakhnazaryan made every note, sung and played, communicate on a deep, personal level.” 
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
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This 60 minute Off The Cuff concert features a performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto with background information provided by our conductor. After the concert, stick around for a question and answer session on stage.

These performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Saturday, February 23: Elgar’s English Garden After-Party

Saturday night’s performance will also include an after-party in the lobby featuring:
Food specials by Wicked Sisters and Midnite Confection's Cupcakery
Live Dixieland by Sac Au Lait and
Gin specials!  

Off The Cuff, Young and Free
Off The Cuff: Elgar Cello Concerto

Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

André Watts joins Marin Alsop and the BSO for a performance and discussion of Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Though the composer didn’t give it that name, it’s worthy of the title because of its majestic tone and heroic gestures.

This 60-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Beethoven’s Beer Hall After-Party

Saturday, June 1

Live music & food specials
$6 drink specials

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: André Watts Performs Beethoven's Emperor

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JUNE 2013
  • Strathmore
  • Meyerhoff
  • Other