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Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

DEBUSSY Rondes de printemps from Images 
ELGAR Cello Concerto  BSO Podcast
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6  BSO Podcast

The brilliant Armenian cellist and Tchaikovsky International Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan wowed our audiences last season, and we’re thrilled for his return performing Elgar’s beautiful and elegiac Cello Concerto. Led by BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, this program also features Debussy’s Rondes de printemps from Images and Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony, reminiscent of the composer’s romantic ballet music.

“Hakhnazaryan made every note, sung and played, communicate on a deep, personal level.” 
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
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These performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Classical, Young and Free
Elgar Cello Concerto

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
Live Dixieland by Sac Au Lait and
Gin specials!  

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

Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist

Actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco sings hits from Hamilton, Mamma Mia, Titanic, Les Misèrables, Carousel, and more. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her impressions of divas like Celine Dion, Julie Andrews and Bernadette Peters, and has performed on major television programs such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show.

The Thursday, February 28, Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2 performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

SuperPops, Young and Free
Christina Bianco: Woman of a Thousand Voices

Marin Alsop, conductor
Valentina Peleggi, conductor
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director

ROXANNA PANUFNIK (World Premiere, BSO Commission) 
COPLAND Appalachian Spring 
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms 
VILLA-LOBOS Chôros No. 10 

Marin Alsop conducts the world premiere of a BSO commission for orchestra and chorus by popular British composer Roxanna Panufnik. The chorus is also featured in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, which includes one of his most haunting melodies, and Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10, a colorful and rhythmically propulsive work inspired by popular Brazilian music. Copland’s Appalachian Spring, created as ballet music for Martha Graham, remains one of the most beloved expressions of the American spirit.

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

Classical, Young and Free
Appalachian Spring

Markus Stenz, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano

SCHOENBERG Pelléas und Mélisande 
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 

Renowned German pianist Lars Vogt is showcased in Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, a pillar of the romantic repertoire. Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz leads the Orchestra in Schoenberg’s lush, late-Romantic orchestral tone poem, Pelléas und Mélisande.

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

Classical, Young and Free
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Jack Everly, conductor
Troupe Vertigo

Troupe Vertigo brings Hollywood flair to the Pops stage! Join the BSO as acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and more dazzle you with their extraordinary athletic artistry set to the music of Hollywood’s hottest hits.

The Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

SuperPops, Young and Free
Cirque Goes Hollywood

Marin Alsop, conductor
Morgan State University Choir, Eric Conway, Director

GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess 

Back by popular demand, Marin Alsop leads the BSO and the Morgan State University Choir, as well as vocal soloists, in a semi-staged production of Porgy and Bess. Featuring such well-known hits as “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” Gershwin’s jazzy folk opera endures as an American classic since its 1935 premiere.

THE GERSHWINS® Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

The Sunday, April 14 performance is eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Classical, Special Event, Young and Free
Porgy and Bess

Jack Everly, conductor

Jack Everly leads the Orchestra in Gershwin’s extraordinary film score, including “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm,” as you enjoy the classic 1951 film featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Magnifique!

The Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Movie with Orchestra, SuperPops, Young and Free
Movie with Orchestra: An American in Paris

Marin Alsop, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben 
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto 

Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra in Ein Heldenleben, “A Hero’s Life,” one of Richard Strauss’ most exhilarating tone poems and a terrific showpiece for large orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s dashing and elegant Violin Concerto is performed by James Ehnes, one of the world’s most sought-after
violinists. His playing has been described as "effusively lyrical and hair-raisingly virtuosic" (The Guardian).

The Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Classical, Young and Free
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop, conductor

BERNSTEIN West Side Story

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars® – the BSO performs Leonard Bernstein's score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Robbins' choreography, Ernest Lehman's screenplay, Arthur Laurents' book and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics) shown in hi-def with original vocals and dialog intact.

West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Inc. All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S

The Friday, June 14 performance is eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Special Event, Movie with Orchestra, Young and Free
Movie with Orchestra: West Side Story

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JUNE 2013
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