2015-2016 Legg Mason Open Rehearsal Series Now Open for Reservations!

Offering serious music students in middle, high school and college a “behind-the-scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal. Open Rehearsals at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are free, but seating is limited to 500 attendees. Please note that some of the works on the concert program may not be rehearsed at the Open Rehearsal.

To reserve tickets for Open Rehearsals, please call 410.783.8118 or email education@bsomusic.org.



Friday, November 13, 10 am

Jun Märkl, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

Revel in the flamenco rhythms, colorful sounds and evocative scents of Spain as Falla, Debussy and Ravel each draw on a Spanish muse. The crowd-pleasing crescendo and orchestral textures of Ravel’s Boléro bring the program to a rousing conclusion.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Debussy: Images
Ravel: Boléro


Brahms Symphony No 4

Brahms' Symphony No. 4

Friday, January 29, 10 am

Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Sergey Khachatryan, violin

“You just never know when lightening will strike,” said the Baltimore Sun on Jakub Hrůša’s 2014 debut. In his welcome return, he is joined by the electrifying Armenian, Sergey Khachatryan, in Sibelius’s intense and thrilling violin concerto.  Brahms’ Fourth Symphony represents the capstone of the composer’s symphonic achievement, a profound expression of the complexity of the human spirit.

Janáček: Jealousy
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 4


Yuri Returns

Yuri Temirkanov Returns

Thursday, March 17, 10 am

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor  
Denis Matsuev, piano  

At the heart of the anniversary celebrations, Music Director Emeritus Yuri Temirkanov brings authenticity and passion to two classics of the Russian repertoire. Tchaikovsky lays bare his soul in the fourth symphony, which combines fragile beauty and brassy bombast. First Prize winner of the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Denis Matsuev proves himself the equal to Rachmaninoff’s famous, bravura concerto.

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


Mahler No 5

Mahler's Symphony No. 5

Thursday, April 14, 10 am

Marin Alsop, conductor  

Returning to the work that launched her BSO tenure, Marin Alsop likens Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 to climbing Mount Everest for conductors. Mahler’s most popular symphony is paired with the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts, celebrating the vitality of the American city in music with unique images created by videographer James Bartolomeo.

Kevin Puts: The City (BSO Co-Commission, World Premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5


The Planes

The Planets

Thursday, May 19, 10 am

John Storgårds, conductor  
Christopher Lamb, percussion Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus, Tom Hall, director

The natural world — on this planet and beyond — is on full musical display with Tan Dun’s Water Concerto and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Part composer, part shaman, Chinese-American composer Tan Dun uses the elemental force of water as both the subject matter and the instrument in this strikingly original concerto.

Tan Dun: Water Concerto
Holst: The Planets






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