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Pre-concert party starts at 6 pm
Happy Hour specials from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor

Mozart // Selections from Gran Partita

Pre-concert lobby performance by Outcalls

“...a fresh artistic vision for the four-time Grammy winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art and stage design.”—Ebony 

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Esperanza Spalding, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.


 

BSO Pulse
BSO Pulse: Esperanza Spalding

Jun Märkl, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello
Lisa Steltenpohl, viola

Saint-Saëns // Danse Macabre Listen Now BSO Podcast
Mozart // Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major Listen Now BSO Podcast
R. Strauss // Don Quixote Listen Now BSO Podcast

Since it was featured in the film Elvira Madigan, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 has become perhaps the most well-known of his piano concertos. This masterpiece is preceded by Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre and followed by Strauss’s quintessential tone poem, Don Quixote.

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, October 20, featuring Jonathan Carney, Dariusz Skoraczewski and Lisa Steltenpohl.

Classical
Mozart Piano Concerto

Marin Alsop, Music Director 
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Mendelssohn // A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
Tchaikovsky // Variations on a Rococo Theme Listen Now
Debussy // Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Listen Now
R. Strauss // Der Rosenkavalier Suite Listen Now

Join us for 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan's performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra. Be transported by Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, a tale of lost love and desire. 

Classical
Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Shodekeh, emcee & beatboxer
Baltimore Boom Bap Society
Out of the Blocks

This concert is centered around showcasing the people who live in Baltimore. Featuring Baltimore City students interviewed by the co-founders of Out of the Blocks, remix samples from the Baltimore Boom Bap Society and the BSO playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Music for High Schools, Grades 9-12
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10 am & 11:30 am
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, November 3, 2017, 10 am & 11:30 am

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM

Midweek Concert, Education
Midweek Concert: Baltimore Voices

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin

Bach // Violin Concerto in A Minor Listen Now BSO Podcast
Schoenberg // Verklärte Nacht (1943) Listen Now BSO Podcast
Beethoven // Symphony No. 2 in D Major Listen Now BSO Podcast

A phenomenon in the world of music as both violinist and conductor, the legendary Pinchas Zukerman performs Bach’s A Minor Concerto. Verklärte Nacht’s lush and passionate melodies make it one of Schoenberg’s most famous works. The program closes with Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. 

“Zukerman’s matchless bow arm and smoldering musical intensity are those of a soloist through and
through.” -The Washington Post

Classical
Pinchas Zukerman Performs Bach

For children ages 6 months-3 years

Katie Brill, host
René Hernandez, trumpet
Nate Hepler, trumpet
Phil Munds, horn
John Vance, trombone
James Hicks, tuba

Sing and dance along to a brass quintet of BSO musicians as you learn about your favorite farm animals!

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

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

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

Music Box
Music Box: Farm Animals

Robert Spano, conductor
André Watts, piano

Christopher Theofanidis // Dreamtime Ancestors
Elgar // Falstaff Listen Now
Rachmaninoff // Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Listen Now

André Watts burst onto the music scene when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. The now legendary artist performs Rachmaninoff’s most popular Piano Concerto. Christopher Theofanidis, one of the most performed living composers, honors fellow composer Stephen Paulus in a new work.

Classical
André Watts Returns for Rach 2

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Diana Moore, alto
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Michael Dean, bass
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities

Christopher Rouse // Berceuse Infinie (World Premiere Commission)
Mozart // Requiem Listen Now

The power and mystery of Mozart’s final masterpiece has inspired audiences for centuries. Experience the Requiem and the World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie. Maestra Marin Alsop has praised Rouse's work as "relevant, visceral, moving and thrilling — music that can change people, music that makes time stop.”

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.

Classical
Mozart's Requiem

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Diana Moore, alto
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Michael Dean, bass
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities

Mozart // Requiem Listen Now

An ‘unknown, gray stranger’ knocked on Mozart’s door requesting a Requiem Mass on the condition that the composer would not seek to learn the identity of his patron. Mozart threw himself obsessively into the composition, but fell ill and was unable to finish the score. Join Maestra Alsop and explore the mystery behind the Mass.

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: Mozart's Mysterious Requiem

Katie Brill, host
Charlie Young, saxophone
Jonathan Jensen, piano
Chris Williams, drums
Greg Watkins, bass

For children ages 6 months-3 years

From teddy bears to polar bears, learn about these fuzzy friends with a jazz performance by BSO musicians.

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

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

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

Music Box
Music Box: All About Bears

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Tim Marrone, actor

This single-actor semi-staged adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol retells the story of the infamous miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Musical selections include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on “Greensleeves”, Tippett’s Suite in D and Jeff Tyzik’s Holiday Moods.

Music for Middle Schools, Grades 6-8
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, December 8, 2017, 10 am & 11:30 am

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Midweek Concert, Education
Midweek Concert: A Christmas Carol

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Tim Marrone, actor

This single-actor, semi-staged adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, retells the story of the infamous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his redemptive journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Musical selections include Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves, Tippett's Suite in D and Jeff Tyzik's Holiday Moods.

Family, Holiday
A Christmas Carol
Join us for lunch immediately following each family concert!
  • Buffet lunch in the Second Space Lounge
  • Gift for each child in attendance
  • Surprise guest at each luncheon

Tickets to the Family Concerts must be purchased separately and are not included in the price of lunch.

$11 per child and $18 per adult

Lunches are hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational programs, impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

Family
Family Luncheon: A Christmas Carol

Edward Polochick, conductor and harpsichord
Christina Pier, soprano
Hannah Ludwig, alto
Norman Shankle, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, bass
Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, Edward Polochick, Artistic Director

Handel // Messiah Listen Now

A perennial favorite and BSO tradition, no holiday season is complete without the magnitude and sheer joy of the “Hallelujah" chorus. Performed annually since 1982, the BSO’s beloved Messiah with Edward Polochick has become a staple of the season.

Special Event, Holiday
Handel’s Messiah

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Alison Buchanan, soprano
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers

Warm your heart this holiday season with a program of Christmas favorites. Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl, conducts iconic classics including "We Need a Little Christmas," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," Sleigh Ride and "O Holy Night." Also featuring the Baltimore School for the Arts tap-dancing Santas.

Special Event, Holiday
Home for the Holidays

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

The jaw-dropping magic of Cirque comes to the concert hall as the BSO musicians who dazzle you on stage are joined by acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and high-flying aerialists from above. Sure to wow, this holiday spectacular is a “treat for eyes and ears" (Pittsburgh Tribune).

Special Event, Holiday
Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Spectacular

Pre-concert party starts at 6 pm
Happy Hour specials from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor

Villa-Lobos // Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 1
Stravinsky arr. Hersh // Selections from The Rite of Spring for cello octet

Pre-concert lobby performance by J Pope and the HearNow

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Tank and the Bangas, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.


BSO Pulse
BSO Pulse: Tank and the Bangas

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Emily Skala, flute
Sarah Fuller, harp

Mozart // Eine kleine Nachtmusik Listen Now
Mozart // Concerto for Flute and Harp Listen Now
Mozart // Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter” Listen Now

Mozart's beloved and revolutionary "Jupiter" Symphony spans the breadth of human emotion, showcasing compositional skill that remains unrivaled. Mozart’s only score for harp, his Double Concerto, performed by BSO Principal Flute Emily Skala and Acting Principal Harp Sarah Fuller, is divine and melodic. 

Classical
Mozart's Jupiter

Marin Alsop, Music Director
James Wyman and Jauvon Gilliam, timpani
Lura Johnson and Michael Sheppard, piano
Wordsmith, narrator

Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals (with hip-hop narration) Listen Now
Philip Glass // Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists Listen Now
Debussy // La Mer Listen Now
Ravel // La Valse Listen Now

Marin Alsop brings Carnival of the Animals into the 21st century with Baltimore hip-hop artist, Wordsmith. Baltimore native Philip Glass creates rhythmic power with his Concerto Fantasy in the hands of Principal Timpanists James Wyman of the BSO and Jauvon Gilliam of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.

Classical
Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Visuals from the Baltimore Museum of Art

Debussy // La Mer Listen Now
Ravel // La Valse Listen Now

Waves of sound crash through the hall during Debussy's La Mer in this concert presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Ravel describes the “whirling” patterns of La Valse as, “Swirling clouds afford glimpses, through rifts, of waltzing couples.” Yet this waltz may have a darker side: a world war, the death of a loved one and a ballet never danced. Discover many influences of these impressionist masterworks.

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: Impressionist Masterworks

Marin Alsop, Music Director 
Gabriela Montero, piano

Bartók // Concerto for Orchestra Listen Now
Tchaikovsky // Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Listen Now

Revered pianist Gabriela Montero returns for Tchaikovsky’s virtusotic Piano Concerto No. 1. “[She] has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power… and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity” (The New York Times). Bartók combines his love of folk music with traditional classical forms and paints a picture with his Concerto for Orchestra, an innovative piece that pops with vivid colors.

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, January 19, featuring Gabriela Montero.

Classical
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist

Multi-Platinum selling Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway fuses a unique blend of jazz and pop that keeps her in demand around the world. From Carly Simon to Carole King, Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald, join Ann and the BSO for a night to remember.

SuperPops
Diva to Diva: From Ella to Adele

Günther Herbig, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Mendelssohn // Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Listen Now
Bruckner // Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Listen Now

Fall into the Romantic era with this pair of expressive, energetic pieces. Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto is sublimely performed by Stephen Hough, “A virtuoso who begins where others leave off” (Washington Post). A true visionary, Bruckner transcends audiences with the Ninth, his final Symphony.

Classical
Stephen Hough Performs Mendelssohn

Katie Brill, host
John Locke, percussion
Brian Prechtl, percussion
Chris Williams, percussion
Timothy Dilenschneider, bass

For children ages 6 months-3 years

Adventure awaits! Enjoy a musical safari full of elephants, giraffes, lions and zebras as BSO musicians play percussion and strings.

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

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

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

Music Box
Music Box: On Safari

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Qing Li, violin

Become a global citizen by joining us on this journey of music from a variety of regions around the world. Musical selections include Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego and The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto.

Music for Youth, Grades 3-5
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, February 9, 2018, 10 am & 11:30 am

Curriculum Connections: World Languages

Midweek Concert, Education
Midweek Concert: Around the Globe

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Qing Li, violin
Wordsmith, narrator
Visuals by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art

He Zhanhao/Chen Gang // The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto
Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals

Join BSO musicians for an animal-themed program featuring visuals by MICA students. Enjoy the beauty of The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto and experience Carnival of the Animals like never before with family friendly hip-hop narration by Baltimore’s own Wordsmith.

Family
Carnival of the Animals
Join us for lunch immediately following each family concert!
  • Buffet lunch in the Second Space Lounge
  • Gift for each child in attendance
  • Surprise guest at each luncheon

Tickets to the Family Concerts must be purchased separately and are not included in the price of lunch.

$11 per child and $18 per adult

Lunches are hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational programs, impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

Family
Family Luncheon: Carnival of the Animals

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Price // Dances in the Canebrakes
Prokofiev // Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major Listen Now
Mussorgsky/Ravel // Pictures at an Exhibition Listen Now

There are few pieces of music as visually evocative as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Written in memory of artist Viktor Hartmann, the piece is a musical depiction of an art exhibition. Composer Florence Price was the first African American female recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a work premiered by a major symphony orchestra. Witness Joyce Yang push the piano to its limits with her performance of Prokofiev’s colorful Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Classical
Pictures at an Exhibition

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Anna Clyne // Abstractions
Ibert // Concertino da camera Listen Now
Milhaud // Scaramouche Listen Now
Stravinsky // Rite of Spring Listen Now

A piece of music so wild, so barbaric and yet so brilliant that it incited a riot, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is terrifying, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Branford Marsalis, who belongs to one of the greatest American musical dynasties, joins the BSO for two melodic French pieces for saxophone and orchestra. 

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.

Classical
Rite of Spring

Marin Alsop, Music Director

Stravinsky // The Rite of Spring Listen Now

A piece of music that is so wild, so barbaric and yet so brilliant that it incited a riot, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is terrifying, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Inspired by folksongs with roots of pagan times, the composer pushed the boundaries of classical instruments to evoke earthy and bestial sounds. Join Marin Alsop and explore Stravinsky's galvanizing masterpiece.

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: Rite of Spring

University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by live music from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

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)

Special Event, Movie with Orchestra
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Kristen Plumley, vocalist
Ben Crawford, vocalist
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Anthony Blake Clark, Music Director

Join Jack Everly for a star-studded evening, featuring three Broadway singers and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, in a salute to operetta. Enjoy memorable melodies from Lehar to Lloyd Webber, with favorites including Kiss Me, Kate, Phantom of the Opera and Candide.

SuperPops
From Vienna to 42nd Street

Lahav Shani, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Prokofiev // Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Listen Now
Schubert // Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great” Listen Now

Lahav Shani, winner of the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition, leads Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony, which represents the composer's orchestral writing at its finest. The BSO is joined by Prokofiev specialist Nikolai Lugansky for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece of herculean virtuosity, emotional intimacy and extreme difficulty.

The appearance of guest conductor Lahav Shani and pianist Nikolai Lugansky is generously underwritten by the Peggy & Yale Gordon Trust.

Classical
Schubert The Great
Join us for lunch immediately following each family concert!
  • Buffet lunch in the Second Space Lounge
  • Gift for each child in attendance
  • Surprise guest at each luncheon

Tickets to the Family Concerts must be purchased separately and are not included in the price of lunch.

$11 per child and $18 per adult

Lunches are hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational programs, impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

Family
Family Luncheon: St. Patrick's Celebration

Pre-concert party starts at 6 pm
Happy Hour specials from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor

Tchaikovsky // Souvenir de Florence for string orchestra

Pre-concert lobby performance by Nick and Luke

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Valerie June, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.


BSO Pulse
BSO Pulse: Valerie June

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Yao Guang Zhai, clarinet

Rachmaninoff // Isle of the Dead Listen Now
Weber // Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major Listen Now
Tchaikovsky // Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Little Russian” Listen Now

Guest conductor Peter Oundjian transports you to another land with this evocative program including Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. BSO Principal Clarinet Yao Guang Zhai showcases the versatility of the clarinet as melancholic, triumphant and playful in Weber’s Concerto No. 2. Hear Tchaikovsky's score climb to joyful heights in “Little Russian.”

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, March 23, featuring Yao Guang Zhai.

Classical
Rachmaninoff’s Transcendent Fantasy

Markus Stenz, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Beethoven // Symphony No.1 in C Major Listen Now
Korngold // Violin Concerto in D Major Listen Now
Rachmaninoff // Symphonic Dances Listen Now

This journey of melodic splendor begins with Beethoven’s playful and spirited First Symphony. The BSO is joined by Arabella Steinbacher for Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto No. 1. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his commanding final work, brings a beautiful sense of melody to the powerful Dies Irae chant. 

Classical
Symphonic Dances

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Anna Menendez, flamenco dancer
Nicole Kelsch, Principal Dancer from Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Explore the grace and power of dance, ranging from ballet to flamenco. Musical highlights include Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite. This concert is highlighted by dance performances from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and professional flamenco artist Anna Menendez.

Tiny Tots, Pre-K to Grade 2
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10 am & 11:30 am
Friday, April 13, 2018, 10 am & 11:30 am

Curriculum Connections: Science

Midweek Concert, Education
Midweek Concert: Ballet to Flamenco

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor
Frankie Moreno, vocalist

Gifted musician and showman Frankie Moreno returns to the BSO with his signature blend of rock, soul and swing. Twice named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year,” Frankie has been wowing audiences from coast to coast, performing his own brand of piano-pounding Rock 'n’ Roll.

SuperPops
Vegas Nights with Frankie Moreno

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Anna Menendez, flamenco dancer
Nicole Kelsch, principal dancer from Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Journey from the grace and power of ballet to the color and flair of flamenco in this program of iconic dance repertoire. This concert is highlighted by performances by Nicole Kelsch from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and professional flamenco dancer Anna Mendendez. The program includes Bizet's Carmen Suite, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Strauss' The Blue Danube Waltz.

Family
Ballet to Flamenco
Join us for lunch immediately following each family concert!
  • Buffet lunch in the Second Space Lounge
  • Gift for each child in attendance
  • Surprise guest at each luncheon

Tickets to the Family Concerts must be purchased separately and are not included in the price of lunch.

$11 per child and $18 per adult

Lunches are hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational programs, impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

Family
Family Luncheon: Ballet to Flamenco

Markus Stenz, Principal Guest Conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello
Ryo Yanagitani, piano

Beethoven // Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano Listen Now
Mahler // Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan” Listen Now

Join BSO Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz for two titans of the classical repertoire. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto features three soloists, including two BSO leaders, Concertmaster Jonathan Carney and Principal Cello Dariusz Skoraczewski. Mahler said that, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” Experience the massive orchestral forces of the “Titan.”

Classical
Mahler’s Titan

For children ages 6 months-3 years

The cacophony of the rainforest comes to life through the sounds of exotic birds and playful monkeys, featuring BSO flute and strings musicians!

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

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

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

Music Box
Music Box: In the Treetops

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
Staged by Deborah Wingert
Coached by Heather Watts

Tchaikovsky // Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Tchaikovsky // Suite from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

Marin Alsop conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program including Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet. Experience this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers.

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.

George Balanchine taken at Fire Island, MA, 1950 to 51, photo by Tanaquil LeClerqc

Classical
Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
Staged by Deborah Wingert
Coached by Heather Watts

Tchaikovsky // Serenade for Strings in C Major (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust) Listen Now

Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet in 1934. Experience the musical and visual journey of this graceful score destined for dance performed by dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts, staged by Deborah Wingert with coaching by Heather Watts, both former New York City Ballet dancers.

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Nicola Benedetti, violin

John Williams, Luciano Berio and John Corigliano // Birthday Bouquet
Bernstein // Serenade Listen Now
Bernstein // Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Listen Now
Bernstein // Three Dance Episodes from On The Town Listen Now

The BSO celebrates Bernstein’s centennial with Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. This performance of Bernstein favorites also includes works by modern composers written in homage to his genius. Together, they illustrate how impossible it is to singularize Bernstein’s brilliance.

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, May 4, featuring Nicola Benedetti.

Classical
To Bernstein with Love

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor

Under the baton of Jack Everly, experience Raiders of the Lost Ark like never before as the BSO performs John Williams' epic score alongside the classic Steven Spielberg film.

SuperPops, Movie with Orchestra
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Movie with Orchestra

Mario Venzago, conductor
Kit Armstrong, piano

Liszt // Les Préludes Listen Now
Mozart // Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major Listen Now
Brahms // Symphony No. 3 in F Major Listen Now

Beloved conductor Mario Venzago directs Liszt’s most popular symphonic poem Les Préludes. “He gets a refinement of tone and dynamics from the BSO that no one else has quite matched” (Baltimore Sun). Brahms’ Third Symphony spans the full range of human emotion from excitement to despair. Mozart’s vivacious Piano Concerto No. 22 is matched by young virtuoso Kit Armstrong. 

Classical
Liszt and Brahms

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Stravinsky // Suite from The Firebird (1919) Listen Now
Gershwin// Concerto in F Listen Now
Schumann // Symphony No. 2 in C Major Listen Now

Under Marin Alsop’s baton, Stravinsky’s dazzling Firebird concludes with one of the most exalted finales in all of music. Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a blend of traditional classical forms and the freedom of American jazz. After a year without writing music, Schumann’s incredibly personal Second Symphony expresses his triumph over darkness.

Classical
Gershwin's Piano Concerto

For children ages 6 months-3 years

Celebrate the colors of the American flag with a string quartet of BSO musicians.

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

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

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

Music Box
Music Box: Red, White and Blue

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Bernstein // Slava! A Political Overture
Bernstein // Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" Listen Now
Shostakovich // Symphony No. 5 in D Minor Listen Now

The BSO’s season culminates witha duo of transformative composers.  Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, celebrated in its time by both repressed audiences and officials alike, is a stunning example of the symphony as artistic salvation.  Bernstein’s Slava! and “The Age of Anxiety” use art to cultivate poignant messages that resonate throughout time.  

 

Classical
Shostakovich’s Hidden Themes

This program is currently only available to BSO Subscribers.

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Marin Alsop, Music Director
John Williams, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Join us for this one-night-only special event! Music Director Marin Alsop and world-renowned, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring the music of his acclaimed film scores, including selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, Memoirs of a Geisha, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more.

VIP Post-Concert Reception

A limited number of tickets are available for a VIP post-concert Dessert & Champagne Reception with John Williams and Marin Alsop. VIP Reception tickets are available only to concert attendees for an additional $500. VIP ticket holders will receive a wristband on the evening of the concert that must be worn to attend the reception. You must display both your concert ticket for the evening and your reception voucher to receive a wristband.

Special Event
An Evening with John Williams

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