Summertime Symphony

From Bach to Bowie and fireworks to food trucks, 
the BSO is your destination for sizzling sounds this season!

Grateful Dead Symphony

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

Calling all Deadheads! The beauty, complexity and improvisatory nature of Jerry Garcia’s songwriting are a perfect match for the power of a symphony orchestra. Experience Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony No. 6, an orchestral suite inspired by ten Grateful Dead songs including “Mountains of the Moon,” “Stella” and “Sugar Magnolia.” One night only, don’t miss!

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Salsa at the Symphony

Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Meng Su, guitar

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Piazzolla: Tangazo
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Bernstein: “Mambo” from West Side Story

Get ready to mambo! You won’t be able to restrain your dance moves once the flavors of Piazzolla, Gershwin and Bernstein start cooking in this sizzling program of salsa.

Join us before the concert for some pre-performance partying!

BSO Block PartyFriday at the Meyerhoff: Join us for a pre-concert party outside the Meyerhoff featuring food trucks, sangria, live Salsa music by Taimoor and free Salsa dancing lessons! The party starts at 5:30 pm.

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Final Symphony: Music from FINAL FANTASY® VI, VII and X

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff

Jonne Valtonen: Fantasy Overture, Circle within a Circle within a Circle
Nobuo Uematsu: FINAL FANTASY VI, Symphonic Poem (Born with the Gift of Magic)
Nobuo Uematsu & Masashi Hamauzu: FINAL FANTASY X, Piano Concerto
Nobuo Uematsu: FINAL FANTASY VII – Symphony in Three Movements

An evening of symphonic music from the beloved video games FINAL FANTASY® VI, VII and X! Featuring music by legendary videogame composers Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu. Costumes encouraged. Whether you travel by chocobo or airship, make sure you’re there!

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Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday, July 28, 8 pm: Strathmore
Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Charlie Albright, piano
Chelsea Knox, flute
Jane Marvine, English horn
Andrew Balio, trumpet

Bernstein: "Three Dance Episodes" from On the Town
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2
Copland: Quiet City
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

The sounds of summer are on full display in this lighthearted program. The easy elegance of Bach’s second orchestral suite balances beautifully with the introspection of Copland’s Quiet City and unstoppable riffs of Rhapsody in Blue.

Join us before the concert for some pre-performance partying!

BSO Block PartyThursday at Strathmore: Pre-concert Party on the Patio featuring food and drink specials! The fun starts at 6 pm.

Friday at the Meyerhoff: Join us for a pre-concert party outside the Meyerhoff featuring food trucks, classic American cocktails and live jazz with Tongue in Cheek! The party starts at 5:30 pm.

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The Music of David Bowie

Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff

Brent Havens, conductor

One night only! Join the BSO and a full rock band on a tour through the incredible genius of the beloved late Starman. This symphonic odyssey will include favorites such as “Heroes,” “Changes,” “Rebel Rebel” and so much more!

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert

Thursday, August 4, 7:30 pm: Meyerhoff
Friday, August 5, 8 pm: Strathmore
Saturday, August 6, 3 pm: Meyerhoff

Justin Freer, conductor

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Baltimore Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

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