Gala Celebration Concert with Itzhak Perlman

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

Program to include:
Caroline Shaw: The Baltimore Bomb (BSO Centennial Commision, World Premiere)*
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Listen Now
Beethoven: "Ode to Joy," from Symphony No. 9 (Featuring BSYO, OrchKids and OrchLab students)

The BSO kicks off its second century in grand style with its 34th Annual Gala! None other than the venerated Itzhak Perlman performs one of his signature concerti, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Plus, BSYO, OrchKids and OrchLab students appear in a special rendition of "Ode to Joy." Join us for this extraordinary program celebrating the artistry, history and future of your BSO. Tickets starting at $75.

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.