This Week on BSO OffStage

August 6 - 15, 2020

Visit BSOmusic.org/OffStage for much more content featuring our musicians, from podcasts to performances, interviews and educational activities, as well as the performances listed here after they take place.


Discover the Double Bass with Eric Stahl
Thursday, August 6 at 1 pm

As we prepare for our next BSO Encore, Powered by PNC experience on WBJC this Sunday, visit the BSO’s Facebook page to learn about the bass with BSO Bassist Eric Stahl! Eric provides insight on the range of the double bass, its construction and shares charming stories on bringing such a large instrument on public transit. Finally, he provides a look into the bass section’s part in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

 

Discover the Timpani with James Wyman
Friday, August 7 at 1 pm

The timpani is also featured in this week's BSO Encore, Powered by PNC broadcast on WBJC. Visit the BSO’s Facebook page to learn from BSO Principal Timpanist James Wyman about why he switched from percussion to timpani, the role the timpani plays in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the variety of mallets used and how this instrument is constructed and tuned.

 

BSO Classical Insights Podcast
Gershwin's An American in Paris
Saturday, August 8

Learn about An American in Paris, Gershwin’s jazzy, raucous riff on Paris with WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky. Catch up on past episodes at BSOmusic.org/Podcasts or by subscribing to "Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast" in your favorite podcast app.

 

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Sunday, August 9 at 1 pm on WBJC

BSO Encore, Powered by PNC is a series of archived BSO performances broadcast every Sunday from 1-3 pm on WBJC, 91.5 FM. This week, tune in to hear from BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, Principal Timpanist James Wyman and Bassist Eric Stahl! The program includes Beethoven’s unforgettable Symphony No. 9 featuring the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the dynamic Concerto for Orchestra by American composer Joan Tower. Learn more at BSOmusic.org/Encore.

 

BSO Off the Cuff Podcast
Copland's Appalachian Spring
Tuesday, August 11

What earned Aaron Copland the title “dean of American composers”? Join Maestra Alsop conducting the BSO as she uncovers the Shaker melodies, Copland’s colorful instrumental effects and the stories behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning music which endures today as an American masterpiece. Featured in this performance is baritone William Sharp. Catch up on past episodes at BSOmusic.org/Podcasts or by subscribing to "Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Podcast" in your favorite podcast app.

 

The Meyerhoff

Virtual Governing Members Lounge
Thursday, August 13 at 5 pm

Visit the BSO’s Facebook page for a virtual backstage tour of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. After the tour, member's of the BSO's own stage crew will share their unique perspectives and never before shared stories about the business of backstage - from meeting unique needs of the orchestra and artists to how they create the hall's signature sound and lighting, down to the screws in the ceiling. Interviews from past weeks are available to watch on demand.

 

Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions
Friday, August 14 at 12 pm
Saturday, August 15 at 10 am

We know you care deeply about the BSO, and we invite you to join us for one of a series of virtual information sessions in which BSO leadership will cover the latest organizational updates including the chance to have your questions asked and answered. Please visit BSOmusic.org/InfoSessions for more information and to register for either of the live webinar dates.

 


Visit BSOmusic.org/OffStage for much more content featuring our musicians, from podcasts to performances, interviews and educational activities, as well as the performances listed here after they take place.