The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) OrchKids program and Marin Alsop partner with the Library of Congress this spring for a special project celebrating the life and music of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton that culminates in a performance in the Coolidge Auditorium. This is the second year in a row that OrchKids has collaborated with the Library of Congress; last year’s project and performance focused on Leonard Bernstein during what was the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the details of its upcoming 2019-20 season, which celebrates milestones including the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven and the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Marin Alsop, the BSO pays tribute to the achievements of women in music with guest conductors Carolyn Kuan, Ruth Reinhardt and Xian Zhang; composers including Lera Auerbach, Anna Clyne, Fanny Mendelssohn, Florence Price and Chen Yi; and guest artists including Gala-headliner Renée Fleming, vocalist Jennifer Holliday, pianist Olga Kern and violinist Viktoria Mullova.
Today, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a new project titled All Together: A Global Ode to Joy in the 2019-20 concert season that sees the Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop partner with Carnegie Hall. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, Alsop leads performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on five continents with nine orchestras as part of a year-long project running from December 2019 to December 2020.