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For $25 your BSYO student can have unlimited access to select BSO concerts throughout the season. The BSYO Access Pass can be presented at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall ticket window for one concert ticket. Parents can attend as well by taking advantage of the 20% discount offered to BSYO families or by purchasing Rush Tickets. Available concerts will be listed on this page and updated as the season progresses.
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Please note that this offer is only valid for select concerts listed on this page. Premium seating and concerts are excluded.
Friday, September 30, 8 pm
Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
Marin Alsop, conductor
Anna Christy, soprano
Matthew Plenk, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director
Peabody Children’s Chorus, Doreen Falby, director
Lori Laitman: UNSUNG (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Orff: Carmina Burana
Soaring and gorgeous, earthy and bawdy, the epic Carmina Burana celebrates the ephemeral nature of life, the joys of spring, drinking, gambling, gluttony and lust — and also their cost. Filled with driving rhythmic changes and harmonies, its inventive, percussive score beckons to our primitive nature. It’s paired with Stravinsky’s first major work written in the US, inspired by his response to World War II. Stormy and edgy, it captures just how in touch Stravinsky was with the mood of a world emerging from the trauma of war.
Broadway's Leading Men
Friday, October 7, 8 pm
Saturday, October 8, 8 pm
Jack Everly, conductor
Ron Remke, vocalist
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Ben Crawford, vocalist
Kathy Voytko, vocalist
Four of Broadway’s brightest stars take the stage with Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops for an evening of sizzlin’ showstoppers. All your favorites from “The Great White Way” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Friday, October 14, 8 pm
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Two revolutionary composers, both as musicians and as humanists, are explored by Vasily Petrenko, who made a strong impression on his last BSO visit. Written after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich’s pulsing and militaristic 10th Symphony is often called an “optimistic tragedy.” Beethoven complements the work with his tumultuous, war-like Coriolan Overture and the Third Piano Concerto, performed by emerging Israeli-born New Yorker Inon Barnatan, hailed as “superb” by The New York Times, and here making his BSO debut.
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Friday, October 21, 8 pm
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Angela Hewitt, piano
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (BSO Premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Hannu Lintu is joined by a close collaborator, 2006 Gramophone “Artist of the Year” Angela Hewitt, to perform Beethoven’s joyful Piano Concerto No. 1. In a natural mode, the program opens with Finnish composer Rautavaara’s evocative blending of taped birdsong recorded at the Arctic Circle with symphony orchestra. Listen for the songs of birds and feel the sunlight warming the fields in Dvořák’s pastoral Eighth Symphony, which conjures country walks in his native land.
Movie and Music:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Elfman: The Nightmare Before Christmas
What's this, what's this?! — the wildly inventive world ofTim Burton's macabre classic. Danny Elfman's rambunctious, colorful score will roar into life in the hands of the BSO as you follow Jack the Pumpkin King's quest to seize Christmas.