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Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot

MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie                             

Messiaen's mind-blowing Turangalîla-symphonie takes listeners on a journey of extreme dynamic contrasts, from sensuous whispers to almost deafening force. Marin Alsop conducts more than 100 musicians in this rarely-heard masterwork, featuring the eerie keyboard instrument ondes Martenot with its otherworldly sci-fi sounds, as well as a dazzling performance by world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. 

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

Classical, Young and Free
Turangalîla-symphonie

Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot

MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie 

Experience one of the most innovative works of the 20th century. The title comes from two Sanskrit words: "turanga" means movement and rhythm, and "Lîla" refers to a cosmic game. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Marin Alsop in a discussion and performance of Messiaen’s great masterwork for over 100 musicians, featuring the eerie keyboard ondes Martenot with its otherworldly sci-fi sounds. 

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

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

Turangalîla With A Twist After-Party

Saturday, January 12

Live Manouche jazz by Ultrafaux
$6 drink specials

Off The Cuff, Young and Free
Off The Cuff: Turangalîla-symphonie

Jack Everly, conductor
Ben Crawford, vocalist
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Baltimore Choral Arts

Jack Everly leads Broadway stars and the BSO in some of the greatest Rodgers and Hammerstein hits, including memorable songs from The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and more.

The Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 performances are eligible for the BSO Young and Free program. Click here to learn more.

SuperPops, Young and Free
Rodgers and Hammerstein

Marin Alsop, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
HELEN GRIME Percussion Concerto (US Premiere)
RESPIGHI Brazilian Impressions 
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome 

Respighi's Pines of Rome and the composer's lesser-known but infectiously brilliant gem, Brazilian Impressions, form the centerpiece of this program. Percussionist Colin Currie returns with a new concerto by Scottish composer Helen Grime.

The Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 performances are eligible for the BSO Young and Free program. Click here to learn more.

Classical, Young and Free
Respighi Pines of Rome

Markus Stenz, conductor
Paul Huang, violin

CHABRIER España 
KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto 
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G Minor 
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3 

Young Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang, winner of the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, takes center stage for Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto. Requiring tons of technical bravura, this concerto exudes Russian Romanticism with a touch of Gershwin. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 is one of the composer's best-loved symphonies. The program concludes with Chabrier’s sparkling España and Beethoven’s thrilling Leonore Overture No. 3.

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

Classical, Young and Free
Mozart Symphony No. 40

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

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

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.

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

Classical, Young and Free
Elgar Cello Concerto

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

ELGAR Cello Concerto 

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.

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

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

Elgar’s English Garden After-Party

Saturday, February 23

Live Dixieland by Sac Au Lait
$6 drink specials

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

Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist

You'll think you're at a concert featuring Celine Dion, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters and more as actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco takes center stage with Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos, 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 BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free 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 and Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 performances are eligible for the BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free 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 BSO Young and Free program. Click here to learn more.

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

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