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Marin Alsop, conductor
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

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Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan"

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff once declared, "I try to make my music speak simply and directly that which is in my heart." Hear the ravishing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganiniwith Yekwon Sunwoo, 2012 William Kapell Piano Competition gold medal winner. Plus, Marin Alsop conducts Mahler's youthful, exuberant First Symphony.

Classical
Mahler’s Titan

Ron Tater Salad White has been Drunk In Public. He Tried to Fix Stupid. No one argues that he has Behavioral Problems, and now he is A Little Unprofessional. With cigar in one hand and a glass of scotch in the other, the Grammy-Nominated Blue Collar Comedy Tour alum delivers more than an hour of all new material with his signature, irreverent storytelling style and the best comedic timing in the business.

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Ron White: A Little Unprofessional

Marin Alsop, conductor

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan"

Titan \’tī-tᵊn\: "One of prodigious size, strength, or achievement." Every symphony Gustav Mahler wrote needed to encompass the world. Each brims full of melody, warmth and sheer magnitude. In his first symphony, aptly named “Titan,” we hear his love for nature and influences from popular waltzes to funeral marches, and folk songs to Klezmer music.

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Off the Cuff: Mahler's Titan

Maria Broom, narrator

A clarinet quintet celebrates the barnyard noises of sheep, pigs, horses and cows with some sprightly music by Mozart.

The Music Box Series is a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. Each performance features pre-concert activities hosted 30 minutes prior to the show by the BSO and partner organization Ready-at-Five, a non-profit that works to ensure that all Maryland children are ready to learn by age five. The wide range of pre-concert activities will encourage literacy, creative play and musical skills.

Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.

Music Box, Education
Moo, Baa, Neigh

Marin Alsop, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12

“Yefim Bronfman is a virtuoso with chops that defy comparison,” says The New York Times. Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven – the regal “Emperor” Concerto. And Marin Alsop leads the thrilling Twelfth Symphony by Shostakovich.

Symphonic Explorations at Strathmore: Before the Saturday concert, join Joel Friedman, Levine faculty lecturer, for an in-depth exploration of the performance. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm and is FREE to ticket holders, but registration is required. Click here to register now!

Classical
Yefim Bronfman

Ken Lam, conductor
Marquita Lister, narrator

David Elbert, narrator
Blessed Sheriff, spoken poet
Robert Cantrell, bass-baritone

Explore the breadth, wealth and diversity of the American landscape as iconic orchestral works depict some of the world’s most beautiful places. Experience the Grand Canyon through selections from Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite and images from National Geographic. The program will also feature Maryland’s 2013 Poetry Out Loud state champion Blessed Sheriff, American songs Oh Susanna and Boatman’s Dance with bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, Ellington’s Riba from The River and a sing-along to America the Beautiful.

Images from National Geographic and photographer Jill Brody.

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Midweek Concert: America the Beautiful

Ken Lam, conductor

Learn all about the exciting instruments of the percussion section including the timpani, big bass drum, bells, cymbals, triangle and more, as the BSO shares favorite pieces that feature them all.

Prior to this concert, join us in the lobby beginning at 9:45 am for a range of exciting, interactive and education musical adventures.

Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.

Family
Percussion Strikes Again!

Join us for lunch immediately following each family concert!

  • Buffet lunch in the Second Space
  • Gift for each child in attendance
  • Surprise guest at each luncheon

Sign up today and guarantee your reservation. (Seating limited) All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s educational programs, impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

Family , Education
BSA Family Luncheon

Jack Everly, conductor

Jack Everly, the BSO and an incredible cast of singers present a salute to the Broadway blockbuster duo of Kander and Ebb. Showstopper after showstopper from CabaretChicago,New York, New YorkKiss of the Spider Woman and more. Start Spreadin’ the News!

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All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander and Ebb

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of 200 of the region's most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD. 

All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY. Ticket prices shown above are for advance purchases only.

For more information, visit BSOmusic.org/BSYO

Education
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras

The 38th Annual Symphony Decorators' Show House will be open to the public beginning Sunday, April 27 through Sunday, May 18, 2014. Tickets are not date specific; you may use your ticket any time during normal operating hours.

Operating Hours:

Sunday, April 27: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

When originally constructed in 1923, the Baltimore & Ohio grain elevator was the largest and fastest in the world and a symbol of Baltimore’s industrial strength in the world market for more than 75 years.  Now transformed into Silo Point, one of Baltimore’s most award-winning architectural projects, it houses 228 luxury condominiums, one of which is the 38th Symphony Decorators’ Show House.  This annual major fundraising endeavor benefits the educational initiatives of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, another giant -- in the cultural scene.

We invite you to visit and enjoy the creative talents of dozens of noted interior designers from this area who are lending their artistry to the project this year.  Visitors will see elements and design  preserving the history and character of the original, while offering spectacular views of the Baltimore skyline.  Silo Point will be open to the public beginning Sunday, April 27 through Sunday, May 18, 2014.

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38th Symphony Decorators' Show House

Hans Graf, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

In this program of Russian masters, 23-year old Taiwanese dynamo Ray Chen tackles Tchaikovsky’s blazing Violin Concerto. “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin,” raves The Washington Post. Then, Hans Graf leads Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Second Symphony.

Symphonic Explorations at Strathmore: Before the Saturday concert, join Joel Friedman, Levine faculty lecturer, for an in-depth exploration of the performance. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm and is FREE to ticket holders, but registration is required. Click here to register now!

Classical
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

The BSO and Folger Theatre present:

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 
   Incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn 
   Concert Adaptation by Edward Berkeley

Marin Alsop, conductor
Edward Berkeley, stage director
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, women’s chorus
   Tom Hall, Music Director

Spencer Aste, Egeus, Philostrate, Puck, Starveling (Moonshine), Mustardseed
John Bolger, Theseus, Oberon, Snug (Lion)
Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-soprano (Fairy)
Katie deBuys, Hermia, Peter Quince (Prologue), Cobweb
Kate Eastwood Norris, Helena, Snout (Wall), Moth
Ying Fang, Soprano (Fairy)
Marcus Kyd, Lysander, Flute (Thisby), Peaseblossom
Cody Nickell, Demetrius, Bottom (Pyramus)
Linda Powell, Titania, Hyppolyta

The worlds of orchestra and theater collide. Marin Alsop conducts the magical music of Mendelssohn as actors breathe life into Shakespeare's timeless story of love and enchantment.

Classical
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Concert

Marin Alsop, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano
Jennifer Johnson-Cano, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
James Morris, bass-baritone
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Peabody Children's Chorus

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John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

A not-to-be-missed concert experience. Hear the epic, timeless message of humanity and brotherhood when Marin Alsop leads the BSO, Baltimore Choral Arts Society and guest soloists in Beethoven’s inspiring “Ode to Joy” from the Ninth Symphony.

Symphonic Explorations at Strathmore: Before the Saturday concert, join Melinda Baird, Chair of Piano at Levine Music, for an in-depth exploration of the performance. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm and is FREE to ticket holders, but registration is required. Click here to register now!

Classical
Beethoven’s Ninth

Maria Broom, narrator

A brass quintet will perform the swinging tunes of Joplin and sparkling music by Handel to celebrate what makes summertime great: sunshine, the beach, ice cream, swimming and more!

The Music Box Series is a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. Each performance features pre-concert activities hosted 30 minutes prior to the show by the BSO and partner organization Ready-at-Five, a non-profit that works to ensure that all Maryland children are ready to learn by age five. The wide range of pre-concert activities will encourage literacy, creative play and musical skills.

Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.

Music Box, Education
Summertime Movin’ and Groovin’

Emil de Cou, conductor

Casablanca

One of the greatest films of all time accompanied by your world-class BSO. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, this classic film brings hope and heartache to the big screen while the orchestra performs Max Steiner’s famous soundtrack.

Classical, Summer
Casablanca: Movie and Music

Damon Gupton, conductor
Soloman Howard, bass 

Red, white and blue – and patriotic fun, too! Join the BSO for our annual holiday celebration featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and many more while watching a dazzling display of fireworks. Plus, hear the BSO’s “O, Say Can You Sing?” contest winner perform The Star-Spangled Banner.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Join us for fun activities for the kids and delicious eats from local food trucks, in partnership with The Gathering!

Plan your visit to Oregon Ridge Park

Please note: No glass, grills or pets are permitted inside park. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance at the gate will be $20 for Adults and $10 for Children 12 & under.

Free Shuttle Parking Park at the Verizon lot on Shawan Road, directly across from the Hunt Valley Town Centre, and ride the FREE shuttle bus to the park. Take I-83 to exit 20A (Shawan Road East) and follow the signs to BSO Shuttle.

On-Site Parking Permits Parking Permits can be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Meyerhoff ticket office for $12 or at the lot for $15.

Summer
Star-Spangled Spectacular

Jonathan Carney, leader and violin
Nola Richardson, soprano
Igor Yuzefovich, violin
Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello
Andrew Balio, trumpet

J. S. Bach: Cantata BWV 51
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No.8
Scarlatti: “Su le sponde del Tebro”
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Beat the summer heat and stay indoors for a program of Baroque favorites including J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, featuring the BSO’s own soloists.

Classical, Summer
All-Baroque

Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano

Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Experience the beauty of Beethoven in this program filled with some of his beloved classics. The festive Fidelio Overture opens the evening, and no Beethoven symphony better captures summer’s charms than Beethoven’s ode to nature, the “Pastoral.”

Summer, Classical
All-Beethoven

Tommy Tallarico, host, creator and producer
Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor
Handel Choir of Baltimore
          Arian Khaefi, Artistic Director

A completely immersive concert experience! Music from the greatest video games of all time performed live with the BSO, featuring MegaMan, Silent Hill 2, Metroid, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, God of War, Mass Effect, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Beyond Good & Evil, music from the upcoming release Destiny, and more, including new arrangements from Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft

Arrive at 6:00 pm to participate in a Guitar Hero Contest and a Costume Contest. Winner of Guitar Hero Contest is featured on stage during the show!


Add the VIP package for $100. VIP tickets include pre and post-concert meet-and-greet with show producer and performers, VIP laminated pass, copy of conductor’s score, video game albums and more giveaways!

Summer
Video Games Live

The Alexandria Harmonizers and the Pride of Baltimore Chorus presents Harmony on the Harbor, with the best of four-part harmony a cappella music, and featuring 10 quartets – including 3 of the top 5 quartets from Sweet Adelines International, three world-class choruses: the current International Champion Chorus from Sweden – The Rönninge Show Chorus; the four-time International Chorus Champions – The Alexandria Harmonizers; the Pride of Baltimore Chorus; and our special guests, both Maxx Factor – 2011 Queens of Harmony and Growing Girls – 1989 Queens of Harmony celebrating their 25th Anniversary! This is a once in a lifetime concert not to be missed!

Note: The BSO does not perform on this program.

International Ticket Buyers: If you have difficulty entering your address while ordering online, please contact our Ticket Office at 877.276.1444 to complete your purchase.

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Harmony on the Harbor

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