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Mario Venzago, conductor
Kit Armstrong, piano

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

Guest 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. 

Learn more about the program in Overture Magazine

Friday, May 18 is Food Truck Friday! Come early and enjoy food from Dizzy Cow Pizza in front of the Meyerhoff. 

Mozart and Brahms

String Orchestra 
Nana Vaughn, Conductor

NEWBOLD Orion and the Scorpion
TRADITIONAL (Arr. Jarrett) American Folk Song Suite

Concert Orchestra
Maryann Poling, Conductor

GERSHWIN (Arr. Bennett) Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” (I. Allegro moderato)
SOUSA (Arr. Isaac) The Stars and Stripes Forever

Youth Orchestra 
Nicholas Hersh, Conductor 

STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto in D Major (I. Allegro moderato)
Featuring YO Concerto Competition Winner Brandon Du, violin

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of 250 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. 

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $5 students, $10 seniors (60+). All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY. 


Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert

Please note: The Twilight Tuesday event on May 22 has been rescheduled for June. Ticket holders from the May 22 event may attend any of the Twilight Tuesday events taking place on May 29, June 5 and June 12. If you cannot attend on any of those dates, please contact the BSO Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

Twilight Tuesdays: Tour. Talk. Taste.

Guests will be greeted by a Show House Chairperson giving a brief history of the House followed by a private, guided tour of the Show House. After the tour, pull up a chair for the “Featured Designer Presentation” and enjoy delicious nibbles and dessert while you are soaking in Designer Wisdom. This will be a Show House experience like none other. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot now! Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 8 pm. 

$50 per person, advance ticket required. 

Free parking is available on-site at the Show House: 416 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland.

For more information go to or call 410.783.8023

Please, no photography, no children under 10, no refunds. No handicap access.

Special Event
Show House Twilight Tuesdays

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Kirill Gerstein, piano

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

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.

Learn more about the program in Overture Magazine

Friday, June 1 is Food Truck Friday! Come early and enjoy food from The Green Bowl outside the Meyerhoff. 

Gershwin's Piano Concerto

Maria Broom, host 
Kevin Smith
, violin
Audrey Wright, violin
Lisa Steltenpohl, viola
Lachezar Kostov, cello

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 BSO Podcast
Shostakovich // Symphony No. 5 in D Minor Listen Now BSO Podcast

Join us for the BSO Season Finale concert. The piano plays the protagonist Bernstein's sentimental tone poem, "The Age of Anxiety," performed by acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Hear Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5, which received an overwhelming public response and half hour standing ovation at its premiere.

Learn more about the program in Overture Magazine

Friday, June 8 is Food Truck Friday! Come early and enjoy food from Gypsy Queen Café outside the Meyerhoff. 

Bernstein and Shostakovich

How I Wrote a Musical

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Bassist Jonathan Jensen. Jonathan will discuss his journey as a musician and how he developed an interest in songwriting and composing along with orchestral playing

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

Buy all four classes and save!

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 Vikki McAdory at 410.783.8023 or

Music Adventures
Music Adventures with Jonathan Jensen

For availability, contact the BSO Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

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

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Audra McDonald, vocalist

Grammy, Emmy and six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald joins the BSO in a one-night-only performance of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein and more. Having starred in many Broadway shows including A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Porgy and Bess, the luminous soprano is as much at home on stage as she is in film and television, including roles in the NBC live-telecast of The Sound of Music and Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Special Event
Audra McDonald

Please note: The opening of the 41st Annual Symphony Designers' Show House has been delayed due to inclement weather. The house will now be opening on Sunday, May 27 and remain open through Sunday, June 17. Please contact the ticket office at 410.783.8000 with any questions.

The 41st Annual Symphony Designers' Show House will be open to the public beginning Sunday, May 27 - Sunday, June 17, 2018. Please note tickets are not date specific. You may use your ticket any time during normal operating hours.

"Oakland," the former home of Edgar Allan Poe III is the 41st Annual Symphony Designer's Show House. Located in the Greenspring Valley of Baltimore County, the majestic 1927 estate of the great, great, great grandnephew of the Baltimore poet offers old world character with red brick, hardwood floors and stately detailing throughout the house, including a handmade tile floor scattered with tiles of Poe's ravens. 

Enjoy performances from BSO Musicians on June 3 and BSYO students on June 10. 

All proceeds support the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra including OrchKidsTM, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and Midweek education concerts impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.

TICKETS: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

Please Note: If you would like your tickets to be mailed to you, please purchase them at least a week in advance. Week-of tickets may be purchased in person at the Meyerhoff Box Office, online as a print at home ticket or directly from the show house.

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Closed Monday

PARKING: Free parking is on site at the Show House:
416 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland

For more information call the BSA office at 410.783.8023 or

No photography, No children under 10, No refunds, No handicap access

Special Event
41st Annual Symphony Designers' Show House

Red Emma's
30 W North Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21201

FREE - No Tickets Required

It’s in the nature of composers to want to reshape sound, but how do we reshape what sound and music do for us as a community? This is a question that occupies composer Dan Visconti, and it started with a feeling of curiosity about how to make classical music a more communal experience, in the ways of jazz or folk music. With audiovisual samples spanning his career of working with refugees, prisoners, and cabaret troupes, Visconti imagines what our world might look like when major arts organizations like the BSO create programs with the most vulnerable and marginalized among us in mind.

Explore the New Music Festival

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the 2017 New Music Festival.

New Music Festival Composer Talk: Music in the Communities with Dan Visconti

Co-curated with cellist Inbal Segev

DU YUN Tattooed in Snow
JAMES MACMILLAN The Exorcism of Rio Sumpul, conducted by Marin Alsop

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

Join us for an after party at Poets in Hotel Indigo to meet the composers and enjoy Happy Hour specials.

Hotel Indigo
24 W Franklin St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Explore the New Music Festival

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the 2017 New Music Festival.

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert

Motor House – Graffiti Alley
Friday, June 22, 8 pm 

Featuring performances by BSO musicians and local New Music groups, including Mind On Fire. This is a free concert open to the general public. No tickets required.

Explore the New Music Festival

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the 2017 New Music Festival.

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Chamber Jam

Featuring the World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight”
Free or Pay what you Wish*
Ticket required

Marin Alsop, conductor
Katherine Needleman, oboe

DU YUN Slow Portraits
KEVIN PUTS Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight” (World Premiere)
DAN VISCONTI Low Country Haze
JAMES MACMILLAN Woman of the Apocalypse

Come early and enjoy a block party beginning at 6 pm outside of the Meyerhoff. Featuring food trucks and live music from DJ Double 8! 

Join us for a panel discussion with Marin Alsop, James MacMillan, Kevin Puts, Dan Visconti and Du Yun at 7:15 in the Meyerhoff lobby. 

*Please note there will be a $4.00 ticket fee added to your order

Explore the New Music Festival

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the 2017 New Music Festival.

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Symphonic Concert

Nicholas Hersh, conductor 

Enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks while the Orchestra performs patriotic scores and family favorites. Food trucks on site serving up great local eats. Gates open at 5 pm.

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Advance: $22 Adult / $11 Children (12 & under)
At Gate*: $25 Adult / $15 Children (12 & under)

*Please note that we expect this performance to sell out and strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets may not be available  for purchase at the gate.

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

Free Parking and Shuttle

Park at the Maryland State Fairgrounds located near the intersection of York and Timonium roads in Timonium (2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093) and ride the FREE shuttle bus to the park.

Directions to Maryland State Fairgrounds: Take I-83 to exit 16A (Timonium Road), follow signs to the Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are also accessible via Light Rail, exit at the Timonium Fairgrounds Station.  

On-Site Parking Permits: A limited number of Oregon Ridge on-site parking permits can be purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY from the Meyerhoff ticket office for $15. On-site parking will not be available for purchase at the gate.

Additional Parking Options: The BSO advises against the use of unofficial parking and is not responsible for the safety of unofficial parking options. Patrons assume the risk of non-BSO designated parking.

Please note: No glass, grills or pets are permitted inside the park.

Rain Date: Wednesday, July 4, 8 pm

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Jeffrey Schindler, conductor

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.

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. (s18)

Summer, Movie with Orchestra
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

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JUNE 2013
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