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Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano

BRAHMS arr. SCHOENBERG Piano Quartet in G Minor 
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

Revered pianist André Watts returns to the BSO to perform Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Marin Alsop also leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ most exhilarating chamber work, his youthful Piano Quartet in G Minor with its thrilling rondo finale, arranged for large orchestra by Schoenberg.

Classical
André Watts Performs Beethoven's Emperor

Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

André Watts joins Marin Alsop and the BSO for a performance and discussion of Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Though the composer didn’t give it that name, it’s worthy of the title because of its majestic tone and heroic gestures.

This 60-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Beethoven’s Beer Hall After-Party

Saturday, June 1

Live music & food specials
$6 drink specials

Off The Cuff
Off The Cuff: André Watts Performs Beethoven's Emperor

Marin Alsop, conductor

MAHLER Symphony No. 9 

Mahler’s magnificent Ninth Symphony depicts the composer’s epic battle between his passionate love for life and the dread of death, particularly on Mahler’s mind since Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner had been unable to survive past their ninth symphonies. Marin Alsop conducts this glorious work, a vivid testament to the power of a live concert experience.

Classical
Mahler Symphony No. 9

Marin Alsop, conductor

BERNSTEIN West Side Story

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars® – the BSO performs Leonard Bernstein's score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Robbins' choreography, Ernest Lehman's screenplay, Arthur Laurents' book and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics) shown in hi-def with original vocals and dialog intact.

West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Inc. All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S

The Friday, June 14 performance is eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Special Event, Movie with Orchestra, Young and Free
Movie with Orchestra: West Side Story

This is a free concert open to the general public. No tickets required.

SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER, composer
SHARA NOVA, vocalist

Join Sarah Kirkland Snider, described by Pitchfork as “one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers,” and whose music has been hailed as “rapturous” by The New York Times, for a conversation on her composition process, her song cycle Penelope and co-founding New Amsterdam Records, one of the most cutting-edge record labels in the industry.

Red Emma's
1225 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Where to stay: Take advantage of a special rate from Hotel Indigo, the official hotel partner for the New Music Festival located in walking distance from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Click here for an exclusive New Music Festival Rate at Hotel Indigo

Classical, Summer
New Music Festival: Composer Talk at Red Emma's

This is a free concert open to the general public. No tickets required.

NICHOLAS HERSH, conductor
SHARA NOVA, vocalist

Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads members of the BSO and genre-fusing Shara Nova in Penelope, an art-pop song cycle inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider.

The Ottobar
2549 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Where to stay: Take advantage of a special rate from Hotel Indigo, the official hotel partner for the New Music Festival located in walking distance from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Click here for an exclusive New Music Festival Rate at Hotel Indigo

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Late Set at the Ottobar

MARIN ALSOP, conductor
INBAL SEGEV, cello

JOAN TOWER Petroushskates
ANNA CLYNE Fits + Starts
JENNIFER HIGDON Dark Wood
MISSY MAZZOLI A Thousand Tongues
ELLEN REID Push/Pull
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Voodoo Dolls
JULIA WOLFE Blue Dress

Marin Alsop, Inbal Segev and members of the BSO perform chamber pieces by leading women voices in contemporary music at Peabody's Griswold Hall.

Peabody Conservatory
Griswold Hall
1 E Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Where to stay: Take advantage of a special rate from Hotel Indigo, the official hotel partner for the New Music Festival located in walking distance from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Click here for an exclusive New Music Festival Rate at Hotel Indigo

Summer, Classical
New Music Festival: Chamber Music at Peabody

MARIN ALSOP, conductor
INBAL SEGEV, cello
AARON LAVERE, trombone
DANIEL CLOUTIER, trombone
RANDALL S. CAMPORA, bass trombone
AUBREY FOARD, tuba

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst
MISSY MAZZOLI Violent, Violent Sea
JENNIFER HIGDON Low Brass Concerto
ANNA CLYNE DANCE for cello and orchestra
JOAN TOWER Tambor

Music Director Marin Alsop conducts the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s cello concerto DANCE, written for and performed by Inbal Segev. Join us before the concert for a block party outside of the Meyerhoff with food trucks, drink specials, live music by DJ Dubble 8 and a composer roundtable discussion led by Maestra Alsop.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. 

Where to stay: Take advantage of a special rate from Hotel Indigo, the official hotel partner for the New Music Festival located in walking distance from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Click here for an exclusive New Music Festival Rate at Hotel Indigo

Classical, Summer
New Music Festival: Orchestra Concert and Block Party at the Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor 

BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the Orchestra in patriotic scores and family favorites, culminating in an 1812 Overture fireworks finale. Food trucks will be on-site serving up great local eats.

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Advance: $22 Adult / $11 Children (12 & under) 
Gate: $25 Adult / $15 Children (12 & under)

All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Will call will not be available on site. Please print your tickets ahead of time. The BSO Ticket Office at the Meyerhoff will be open until 2 pm on July 3.

Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Please note: No kegs, glass, grills or pets are permitted inside the park.

Free Parking and Shuttle

Park at the Maryland State Fairgrounds located near the intersection of York and Timonium roads in Timonium (2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093) and ride the FREE handicap-accessible shuttle bus to the park.

Directions to Maryland State Fairgrounds: Take I-83 to exit 16A (Timonium Road), follow signs to the Fairgrounds, entering through the York Road entrance only. The Fairgrounds are also accessible via Light Rail, exit at the Timonium Fairgrounds Station.  

Handicap Parking: Handicap parking is available on site at Oregon Ridge Park for those who purchase a pass before the event. In order to park on site, you must purchase a parking pass ahead of time online or at the Meyerhoff ticket office. Additional handicap parking is available at the Maryland State Fairground. 

Additional Parking Options: The BSO advises against the use of unofficial parking and is not responsible for the safety of unofficial parking options. Patrons assume the risk of non-BSO designated parking.

Rain Date: Thursday, July 4, 8 pm

Summer
Star-Spangled Spectacular

Jack Everly, conductor
Leslie Odom, Jr., vocalist

He won the 2016 Tony® Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album for his role as Aaron Burr in the original production of Hamilton. We are thrilled to present Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for one night only, in hits from Hamilton, Spring Awakening, the Nat King Cole songbook and more.

Please note this performance was originally scheduled for Friday, April 26 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and has been postponed to Friday, July 5 at 8 pm due to the artist’s scheduling conflictPatrons can use their original tickets for the new concert date or contact the BSO Ticket Office at TicketOffice@BSOmusic.org or 410-783-8000.  

Special Event
Leslie Odom, Jr. with the BSO

Nicholas Hersh, conductor 

Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at HogwartsSchool of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19) 

Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center’s select Hiplet Ballerina Company makes their first appearance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, fusing classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement. Hiplet Ballerinas first found fame in 2016 when their videos went viral on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, and The Huffington Post. Since then, they’ve traveled the world performing at Fashion Week in Paris, at half-time shows for the NBA, and in Hong Kong’s Chinese New Years Day Parade.

Please note: The BSO is not performing on this program. 

Special Event, Summer
Hiplet

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, as the BSO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner /Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Special Event, Movie with Orchestra
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance as the Rebel Alliance continues its fight against the Empire in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The iconic full-length film plays on the big screen as the BSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner /Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Special Event, Movie with Orchestra
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – In Concert

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