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Christoph König, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Listen Now BSO Podcast
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Listen Now BSO Podcast
Messiaen: Les Offrandes oubliées BSO Podcast
Gershwin: An American in Paris Listen Now BSO Podcast

Four peer composers looked to France for inspiration with wildly different results. Christoph König opens with Ravel’s gentle memorial dedicated to friends lost in the war. The shift to fiery Prokofiev demands tremendous athleticism from the soloist, the superstar Ukrainian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. Olivier Messiaen’s deeply spiritual meditation takes us to an ethereal realm before Gershwin’s jazzy, raucous riff on Paris will have us humming into the night.

Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Marin Alsop, conductor
Featuring soloists from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major Listen NowBSO Podcast
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major Listen NowBSO Podcast
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major Listen NowBSO Podcast
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major Listen NowBSO Podcast
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major BSO Podcast
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BSO Podcast

Bach's beloved Brandenburg Concertos come to life in the hands of Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, the six unique concertos showcase both the power of the orchestra and the talents of the highly-skilled soloists. This is Bach at his best.

Brandenburg Concertos

Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, host
Gabrielle Finck, horn
René Hernandez, trumpet
Nate Hepler, trumpet
John Vance, trombone
Seth Horner, tuba

Listen, bounce and move around to music all about summertime, sunshine, the beach, ice cream, swimming and more!

30 minutes prior to the concert, the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. 

Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old.

Please noteAttendees of all ages are required to have a ticket. Concerts take place in the lobby and seating is unreserved.

Music Box: Celebrate Summertime

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Violist Peter Minkler. The class takes place from 6-7 pm, preceded by a happy hour at 5:30 pm.

NEW this year, classes may be purchased as a series or individually.

Series Price: $120 (BSA Members) | $150 (Non-members)
Per Class Price: $36 (BSA Members) | $45 (Non-members)

To receive the Member discount, please contact the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

To become a BSA member and receive a discount on your tickets, contact Louise Reiner at 410.783.8023 or

Music Adventures
My Life on the 'C' String: A Violist's Journey

Marin Alsop, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Christopher Theofanidis: The GAME (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*
Beethoven: Violin Concerto Listen Now
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” Listen Now Part One:  BSO Podcast Part Two:  BSO Podcast

Marin Alsop pulls out all the stops for our closing concert with one of her signature works, Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” Add to that the Beethoven Violin Concerto with audience favorite Gil Shaham, who will dazzle and charm us with his virtuosity. This is a program that is grand in every way— a fitting way to close out the first season of our second century.

Ten American composers have each composed a short celebratory work to be presented during the Centennial season. These include TJ Cole, Kristen Kuster, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen, Caroline Shaw, Joan Tower, James Lee III, Jonathan Leshnoff,Christopher Rouse and Christopher Theofanidis. Chosen themes for the commissions include: fanfare for the uncommon woman, earth, death of Poe and dancing blue crabs. These Celebration Centennial works have been commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

*Commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program. Also made possible by a grant from New Music USA through a generous contribution from Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, and additionally supported by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Randolph S. and Amalie R. Rothschild Endowed Fund for New Music.

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
Sun, June 18, 2017 8:00 PM (Meyerhoff)

John Mulaney, Comedian

Tickets available at Tickemaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Meyerhoff Box Office.

Please note: The BSO will NOT be performing at this show.

JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew.  Mulaney’s first comedy album, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012, and upon review KenTucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.” 

Special Event
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor

Verdi: Triumphal March and Ballet Finale from Aida
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, movement 2
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Verdi: La forza del destino, Overture
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, movement 3
R. Strauss: Don Juan

Bringing together passionate musicians from all over the country, the BSO Academy offers adult musicians the unique opportunity to perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, the BSO and Academy participants perform movements from Mahler’s formidable “Titan” and “Resurrection” symphonies.

This free concert also features works by Verdi, as well as Richard Strauss’ virtuosic tone poems Death and Transfiguration and Don Juan.

This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Supported in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support comes from Mrs. Sonia D. Blumenthal, and from Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman.

BSO Academy

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor 
Melissa Wimbish, soprano
Richard Troxell, tenor

Celebrate Independence Day with the BSO at Oregon Ridge and enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks! BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the orchestra in patriotic scores like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s "The Stars and Stripes Forever" alongside family favorites from Bruce Springsteen, Beauty and the Beast and more! Enjoy food trucks on site serving up great local eats. Gates open at 5 pm.

Advance tickets: $18 Adults / $9 Children 12 and under
At the door: $20 Adults / $10 Children

All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Parking information coming soon!

Rain date: Tuesday, July 4, 8 pm

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Agata Zubel, soprano
Inbal Segev, cello
Areta Zhulla, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”, movement 4
Kevin Puts: Quintet “The Red Snapper” (BSO Premiere)
Agata Zubel: Labyrinth (BSO Premiere)
Gity Razaz: The Legend of Sigh for cello & electronics (Baltimore Premiere)
Christopher Rouse: Rotae Passionis (Passion Wheels) (BSO Premiere)

Under Marin Alsop’s direction, the BSO’s inaugural New Music Festival opens with a chamber performance that includes five BSO premieres, one Baltimore and a World Premiere. Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet leads the program, followed by Polish composer and soprano Agata Zubel’s performance of her own work, Labyrinth, a thrilling composition for voice and instrumental ensemble.

Peabody Conservatory
Griswold Hall
1 E Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Tickets for the New Music Festival can be purchased individually or as a package. All tickets are $15 for July 13, $25 for July 15 or $30 for both concerts.

BSO Late NightBSO Late Night: This concert will be followed by a special late-night performance featuring soprano Agata Zubel.

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Agata Zubel’s Labyrinth

Justin Freer, conductor

Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. CineConcerts brings the beloved film to life with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams` iconic score. Immerse yourself in the magic as you watch a house elf make trouble, a car fly, a giant talking spider, a mysterious diary and much more set to the music you know and love. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Exclusive VIP Tickets! Go behind-the-scenes before the performance for an exclusive Q&A with Conductor Justin Freer. Tickets include premium seating and conductor-signed artwork. VIP tickets are available for $250 and subject to availability. To purchase VIP tickets, please call the BSO Ticket Office at 410-783-8000.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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