The BSO is offering FREE tickets to federal government employees for this weekend's performances of Sibelius Violin Concerto at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and at the Music Center at Strathmore!

In recognition of furloughed workers during the ongoing government shutdown, we are making complimentary tickets available to those with a valid government ID.

To claim complimentary tickets, please present valid government ID at the Ticket Office prior to the start of the performance. Two tickets are available per ID. We look forward to seeing you!


Sibelius Violin Concerto

Sat, Jan 19, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Sun, Jan 20, 3 pm (Meyerhoff)

Markus Stenz, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll 
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto  BSO Podcast
HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”  BSO Podcast

Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz conducts an eclectic program including the beautiful Siegfried Idyll that Richard Wagner wrote for his wife, Cosima. In response to failing his violin audition with the Vienna Philharmonic, Sibelius composed one of the most technically challenging violin concertos ever written, performed here by Latvian violinist Baiba Skride. Haydn’s "London" Symphony is the composer's most regal symphony, filled with the sounds of trumpets and timpani.