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Prime Time+: Grades 3-6

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Becky Mossing, narrator
Joseph Wos, illustrator

ROSSINI Finale from William Tell Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings
J. STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
GABRIELI Antiphonal Music for Brass, Canzon Ch. 172
PRECHTL Percussion Piece TBA
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on the spot during the performance.

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science (Classification of Instruments)

Click here to read the Young Person's Guide to the Symphony Teacher Activity Guide

If you are reserving tickets for a large group or have special requests, please fill out our reservation request form - Mid-Week Reservation Form. Please note  that groups of 200 or more are required to use the reservation request form.

Midweek Concert, Education
Midweek Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Becky Mossing, narrator
Joe Wos, illustrator

Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on-the-spot during the performance.

Prior to the concert, join us in the lobby starting at 9:45 am for a range of exciting, interactive and educational music adventures. Activities may include arts and crafts, an instrument petting zoo, performances by BSYO and OrchKids, face painting and more! Join us immediately following the family concert for a buffet lunch in the Meyerhoff lobby. Luncheon tickets purchased separately. Hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. Learn more. 

Family
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra luncheon on April 27th is SOLD OUT.

Join us immediately following the family concert for a buffet lunch in the Meyerhoff lobby. Luncheon tickets purchased separately. Hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates.

Family
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Family Luncheon

Please note: The BSO is not performing on this program. Tickets to this performance can only be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.

Comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson are coming to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall! Brought together by SNL, the famous duo have been selling out theaters up and down the east coast. Now they’ll be bringing their unique styles of stand-up comedy to the city of Baltimore.

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He recently toured the United States with, Kid Gorgeous, which was also released as a Netflix Special in May 2018 and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special. Additionally, he has hosted SNL twice, in April 2018 and March 2019. Previously, John starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll. He can most recently be heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which won the Golden Globe for best Animated Feature Film. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled The Comeback Kid which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world.

Davidson, 25, is the youngest member of the current SNL cast, as well as the first member to be born in the 1990s. Davidson shot his first one-hour stand up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30.” He made headlines as one of the featured comedians on the 2015 Comedy Central “Roast of Justin Bieber.” Davidson can be seen in the Netflix comedy “Set It Up,” the independent film “Big Time Adolescence” and Paramount Players’ “What Men Want.” Most recently, he was in Netflix’s Mötley Crüe biopic “The Dirt.”

Special Event
John Mulaney and Pete Davidson

Nicholas Hersh, BSYO Artistic Director

7 pm – BSYO Chamber Ensembles

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 250 of the region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 students/seniors (60+). All tickets sold at the door will be CASH ONLY.

BSYO
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Chamber Concert

Jack Everly, conductor

Jack Everly leads the Orchestra in Gershwin’s extraordinary film score, including “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm,” as you enjoy the classic 1951 film featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Magnifique!

The Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Movie with Orchestra, SuperPops, Young and Free
Movie with Orchestra: An American in Paris

For children ages 6 months-3 years

Maria Broom, host
Sarah Fuller, harp
Amal Gochenour, flute
Jacob Shack, viola

Over and under, high and low, loud and soft. Explore the world of opposites with an unlikely trio of BSO musicians.

Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing classical and children's songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy.

30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. 

Please note: Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket. Concerts take place in the lobby and seating is unreserved.

Please note: The May 4 performances are held at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the May 11 performances are held at AMP by Strathmore.

Supported, in part, by Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman.

Music Box
Music Box: Opposites

Music Adventures: Life in the Orchestra 

Join us for an exciting educational offering designed to enhance your appreciation of classical music, hosted by BSO Percussionist Brian Prechtl

Series Price: $85 (BSA Members) | $100 (Non-members)
Per Class Price: $30 (BSA Members) | $35 (Non-members)

Buy all three and save!

To receive the Member discount, please contact the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000.

To become a BSA member and receive a discount on your tickets, contact Associates@BSOmusic.org.

Music Adventures
Music Adventures: Brian Prechtl

Marin Alsop, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben 
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto 

Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra in Ein Heldenleben, “A Hero’s Life,” one of Richard Strauss’ most exhilarating tone poems and a terrific showpiece for large orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s dashing and elegant Violin Concerto is performed by James Ehnes, one of the world’s most sought-after violinists. His playing has been described as "effusively lyrical and hair-raisingly virtuosic" (The Guardian).

These performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Classical, Young and Free
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Nicholas Hersh, BSYO Artistic Director

3 pm - String, Concert and Youth Orchestras

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 250 of the region's most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD.

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $5 students, $10 seniors (60+). All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY.

BSYO
Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

BSO Pulse is back for the fourth season — bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists onto one stage! Each concert crosses genres, opening with a classical performance by members of the BSO, a set from our featured artist and culminating with a unique collaboration between the two groups. 

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens has taken the folk world by storm, winning a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album with The Carolina Chocolate Drops and receiving critical acclaim for her solo career. Hear the 2017 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner who is revitalizing decades of American roots music with invigorating style.

Enjoy a pre-concert party with music from Caleb Stine, happy hour drink specials and food from our favorite Baltimore spots.

BSO Pulse
BSO Pulse: Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by JS Touring. Please note: The BSO is not performing on this program. Tickets to this performance can only be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, comes to Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore Maryland, to perform his signature stand-up routine on May 17, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10am! Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally.

Special Event
Jerry Seinfeld

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin

BRAHMS Violin Concerto 
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905" 

BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney takes center stage for Brahms’ beloved Violin Concerto, featuring some of the most beautiful melodies in classical music. Conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905,” perhaps the most poignant, dramatic and powerful of his 15 symphonies.

Classical
Brahms Violin Concerto

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

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 21210

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 New Music festival and its Founding Sponsors.

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

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 New Music festival and its Founding Sponsors.

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

MARIN ALSOP, conductor
INBAL SEGEV, cello

JOAN TOWER Petroushskates
ANNA CLYNE fits and 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

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 New Music festival and its Founding Sponsors.

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. 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 New Music festival and its Founding Sponsors.

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: Wednesday, 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

Please note: The BSO is not performing on this program. Tickets to this performance can only be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.

Smart Funny & Black, created by comedian/actress/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure) brings a night of fun as hell games, a live band, and a turnt up audience to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Wednesday July 24 at 8pm! 

Special Event
Smart Funny & Black with Amanda Seales

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

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