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Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Larry D. Hylton, tenor
Audrey Weise, "O, Say Can You Sing?" contest winner performing July 3
Michael Miller, "O, Say Can You Sing?" contest winner performing July 4

The BSO’s essential red, white and blue bash! This outdoor celebration features patriotic favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, topped off with dazzling fireworks. Plus, hear the winner of the BSO’s famed “O, Say Can You Sing?” contest perform The Star-Spangled Banner.

Come out early for food trucks and fun! Gates open at 5 pm.

There are two options for parking at Star-Spangled Spectacular:

  • Free parking in a remote lot with shuttle is available in a new location this year: Shawan Downs, located across from The Oregon Grill at 1401 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville.
  • A limited quantity of on-site parking is available for $12 in advance, $15 on site. Advance purchase is recommended.

Event tickets available online at $18 for adults and $9 for children. Tickets will also be available at the gate at $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

The beauty, complexity and improvisatory nature of Jerry Garcia’s songwriting are a perfect match for the power of a symphony orchestra. Experience Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony No. 6, an orchestral suite inspired by ten Grateful Dead songs including “Mountains of the Moon,” “Stella” and “Sugar Magnolia.” Deadheads won’t want to miss!

Grateful Dead Symphony

Jonathan Carney, conductor

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Bizet: Selections from Carmen Suites Nos. 1 and 2
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”

Play and perform a full concert program side-by-side with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Artscape Festival!

Please note: You must fill out an application before you pay the registration fee. Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been received. Click BUY TICKETS above to pay the registration fee!

Questions? Contact us at 410-783-8051.

Rusty Musicians at Artscape

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Meng Su, guitar

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Piazzolla: Tangazo
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Bernstein: “Mambo” from West Side Story

Get ready to mambo! You won’t be able to restrain your dance moves once the flavors of Piazzolla, Gershwin and Bernstein start cooking in this sizzling program of salsa.

Join us before the concert for some pre-performance partying!

Thursday at Strathmore: Pre-concert Party on the Patio featuring food and drink specials! The fun starts at 6 pm.

Friday at the Meyerhoff: Pre-concert block party featuring sangria, food trucks, live Salsa music and dancing! The party starts at 5:30 pm.



Summer, Classical
Salsa at the Symphony

Jonne Valtonen: Fantasy Overture, Circle within a Circle within a Circle
Nobuo Uematsu: FINAL FANTASY VI, Symphonic Poem (Born with the Gift of Magic)
Nobuo Uematsu & Masashi Hamauzu: FINAL FANTASY X, Piano Concerto
Nobuo Uematsu: FINAL FANTASY VII – Symphony in Three Movements

An evening of symphonic music from the beloved video games FINAL FANTASY® VI, VII and X! Featuring music by legendary videogame composers Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu. Costumes encouraged. Whether you travel by chocobo or airship, make sure you’re there!

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Come out early for video games, provided by GameTruck, and happy hour. Gaming starts at 5 pm.

Please note: There is no film accompaniment with this performance.

Final Symphony © & ℗ 2013-2016 Merregnon Studios. Licensed by Square Enix.

FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark or trademark of Square Enix Group Co., Ltd.

Final Symphony: Music from FINAL FANTASY® VI, VII and X

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Charlie Albright, piano
Emily Skala, flute
Jane Marvine, English horn
Andrew Balio, trumpet

Bernstein: "Three Dance Episodes" from On the Town
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2
Copland: Quiet City
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

The sounds of summer are on full display in this lighthearted program. The easy elegance of Bach’s second orchestral suite balances beautifully with the introspection of Copland’s Quiet City and unstoppable riffs of Rhapsody in Blue.

Join us before the concert for some pre-performance partying!

Thursday at Strathmore: Pre-concert Party on the Patio featuring food and drink specials! The fun starts at 6 pm.

Friday at the Meyerhoff: Pre-concert block party featuring classic American cocktails, food trucks and live jazz! The party starts at 5:30 pm.

Summer, Classical
Rhapsody in Blue

Justin Freer, conductor

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Baltimore Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert

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JUNE 2013
  • Strathmore
  • Meyerhoff
  • Other