2015-2016 Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series Now Open for Reservations!

Offering serious music students in middle, high school and college a “behind-the-scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal. Open Rehearsals at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are free, but seating is limited to 500 attendees. Please bring your valid student/school ID to the rehearsal.

Please note that some of the works on the concert program may not be rehearsed at the Open Rehearsal.

To reserve tickets, students and teachers may contact the BSO Education Department by phone: 410.783.8118 or email: education@bsomusic.org.

Joshua Bell: Centennial

Centennial Open Rehearsal

Thursday, February 11, 10 am

Marin Alsop, conductor
Joshua Bell
, violin
Mason Bates, electronica

Join Marin Alsop and the BSO as head into our second century!
Make history with Maestra Marin Alsop and the incredible artists of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate a milestone birthday! You’ll enjoy the timeless music of Gershwin, a suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story with superstar violinist Joshua Bell and a new work by composer Mason Bates.

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Bernstein (arr. Brohn): Suite from West Side Story
Mason Bates: Mothership
Ravel: Boléro


Yuri Returns

Yuri Temirkanov Returns

Thursday, March 17, 10 am

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor  
Denis Matsuev, piano  

At the heart of the anniversary celebrations, Music Director Emeritus Yuri Temirkanov brings authenticity and passion to two classics of the Russian repertoire. Tchaikovsky lays bare his soul in the fourth symphony, which combines fragile beauty and brassy bombast. First Prize winner of the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Denis Matsuev proves himself the equal to Rachmaninoff’s famous, bravura concerto.

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


Mahler No 5

Mahler's Symphony No. 5

Thursday, April 14, 10 am

Marin Alsop, conductor  

Returning to the work that launched her BSO tenure, Marin Alsop likens Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 to climbing Mount Everest for conductors. Mahler’s most popular symphony is paired with the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts, celebrating the vitality of the American city in music with unique images created by videographer James Bartolomeo.

Kevin Puts: The City (BSO Co-Commission, World Premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5


The Planes

The Planets

Thursday, May 19, 10 am

John Storgårds, conductor  
Christopher Lamb, percussion Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus, Tom Hall, director

The natural world — on this planet and beyond — is on full musical display with Tan Dun’s Water Concerto and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Part composer, part shaman, Chinese-American composer Tan Dun uses the elemental force of water as both the subject matter and the instrument in this strikingly original concerto.

Tan Dun: Water Concerto
Holst: The Planets






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