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BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 12– Twelve

Premiere: Wednesday, January 27 at 8 pm

$10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.

What do Radiohead, Kanye West, and The National have in common? They have all worked with composers who bridge the worlds of Pop and Classical music. Featuring works by Bryce Dessner, Jonny Greenwood, and Caroline Shaw, Twelve showcases the connection between genres. Music crossover specialist Steve Hackman and BSO musicians explain how the use of the same twelve notes can transform sound and style.

BRYCE DESSNER Lachrimae
JONNY GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
CAROLINE SHAW Entr'acte

Artists

Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor
conductor

 

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BSO Sessions: Twelve

BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 13– Four Families

Premiere: Wednesday, February 3 at 8 pm

$10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.

Strings, brass, winds, and percussion make up a symphony orchestra. These four instrument families create incredible sound when played together but also shine on their own. BSO musicians speak about their instruments and how the different families are connected, as well as favorite instrument jokes! Hear works by Dukas, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Rouse, Grieg, and Gabrieli, each showcasing the individual families at their best!


DUKAS Fanfare to Precede La Péri
MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 9 in C Major, “Swiss”
BEETHOVEN Octet in E-flat Major, op. 103
ROUSE Ku-Ka-Ilimoku
GRIEG Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak
GABRIELI Sonata XVIII a 14

Artists

Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor
conductor

 

OffStage
BSO Sessions: Four Families

BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 14 – Love Letters

Premiere: Wednesday, February 10 at 8 pm

$10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.

Composers have written passionate love letters through their works for centuries. Learn about the love stories behind the music, including Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, a birthday present to his second wife; the fourth movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 5, a love poem to his wife; Elgar's Sospiri, a passionate piece dedicated to his long-time friend, violinist W.H. Reed; and Sibelius' Rakastava (The Lover), inspired by a Finnish poem about a muse. Members of the BSO share their personal love stories bound together by the Orchestra.

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
MAHLER Symphony No. 5, IV. Adagietto
ELGAR Sospiri
SIBELIUS Rakastava (The Lover)

Artists

Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor
conductor

Jonathan Rush | Assistant Conductor
conductor

 

OffStage
BSO Sessions: Love Letters

BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 12– Twelve

Premiere: Wednesday, January 27 at 8 pm

$10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.

What do Radiohead, Kanye West, and The National have in common? They have all worked with composers who bridge the worlds of Pop and Classical music. Featuring works by Bryce Dessner, Jonny Greenwood, and Caroline Shaw, Twelve showcases the connection between genres. Music crossover specialist Steve Hackman and BSO musicians explain how the use of the same twelve notes can transform sound and style.

BRYCE DESSNER Lachrimae
JONNY GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
CAROLINE SHAW Entr'acte

Artists

James Conlon | Artistic Advisor
curator and host

Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor
conductor

Jonathan Rush | Assistant Conductor
conductor

 

OffStage
BSO Sessions: Recovered Voices

BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 16– Name That Tune

Premiere: Wednesday, February 24 at 8 pm

$10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.

Get ready to join in on the fun and see how familiar you are with classical music! With just a few hints, guess the piece being performed by the BSO. Listen closely, and you might be surprised by the results! Hear BSO musicians share tales of composers who took a chance and created works outside of their norm. This interactive episode is one you will not want to miss.

Watch the episode after it is released and take a guess!

Artists

Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor
conductor

Jonathan Rush | Assistant Conductor
conductor

 

OffStage
BSO Sessions: Name That Tune

While performances through June 19, 2021 have been cancelled, our Gala Celebration with vocalist Renee Fleming remains set for June 20, 2021, with more details to be announced.

Note that his performance was originally scheduled for September 12, 2020.

One of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, soprano Renée Fleming brings her luminous voice to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Marin Alsop, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano

Stay tuned for more information regarding full Gala and Sponsorship packages, or contact the Development department at 410.783.8074 or gala@bsomusic.org.

Special Event
Gala Concert with Renee Fleming

At this time, all BSO concerts and events scheduled through June 19, 2021 have been cancelled. If you are a season subscriber impacted by cancellations, please fill out our concert cancellation form


Earlier this month, we launched BSO Sessions, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s digital concert series. BSO Sessions shares powerful music and real stories with audiences, reimagining how we fulfill our community’s need for inspirational music and artistic leadership. We are excited to announce that we are going “all in” with BSO Sessions! In addition to the first three episodes currently available, 27 new installments of the series will be released through June 2021.

In extending BSO Sessions, we have also come to the important and necessary decision to extend subscription concert cancellations at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore through June 19, 2021. We remain committed to bringing our audiences together but our priority must remain the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and orchestra amid the current realities of COVID-19. 

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