Join Music Director Marin Alsop and groundbreaking composers, including Kevin Puts and James MacMillan, in a celebration of contemporary music in the BSO's New Music Festival.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2018 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the 2017 New Music Festival.

New Music Festival Composer Talk with Du Yun

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 pm

Red Emma's 
30 W North Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21201

FREE - No Tickets Required

Join us for a conversation with composer Du Yun about the three areas of focus in her work. 


New Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert

Thursday, June 21, 8 pm
Peabody Conservatory – Griswold Hall

Tickets $15

Co-curated with cellist Inbal Segev

DU YUN Tattooed in Snow
JAMES MACMILLAN The Exorcism of Rio Sumpul, conducted by Marin Alsop

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

New Music Festival: Chamber Jam

Friday, June 22, 8 pm
Motor House – Graffiti Alley

Hosted by vocal percussionist Shodekeh, the BSO teams up with the Motor House to present a chamber jam in Graffiti Alley with performances by Du Yun & OK Miss and local new music group Mind on Fire.  

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

Motor House
Baltimore, MD 21201

New Music Festival: Children's Concert with Port Discovery

Saturday, June 23, 1 pm
Power Plant Live! 
34 Market Place 
Baltimore, MD 21202

FREE - no tickets required

Fun for the whole family! Join us at Port Discovery’s Family Fun Day on the Power Plant Live stage! Enjoy a performance of new percussion music, followed by a brief Q&A session. Featuring an interactive drum activity where children can make and take their own percussion instrument. 

New Music Festival: Symphonic Concert

Featuring the World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight”
Saturday, June 23, 8 pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Free, ticket required

Marin Alsop, conductor
Katherine Needleman, oboe

DU YUN Slow Portraits
KEVIN PUTS Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight” (World Premiere)
DAN VISCONTI Low Country Haze
JAMES MACMILLAN Woman of the Apocalypse

Join us before the performance for a block party outside of the Meyerhoff with food trucks and live music