Conductor Change for June 9-12 Concerts, Welcoming Nicholas Hersh

Nicholas Hersh will conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts June 9-12, 2022.

Hersh steps in for conductor Sir Andrew Davis, who is unable to perform this week due to a positive COVID-19 PCR test result as part of routine testing. Hersh will lead the Orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ First Symphony, as well as Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter.

“I am absolutely heartbroken not to be able to conduct this week to which I was so eagerly looking forward, especially after the wonderful rehearsal we had yesterday” said Sir Andrew Davis. “I wish all the best to Nicholas Hersh for stepping in on short notice, and send warmest wishes to Anne-Sophie Mutter, with deepest regrets that we can’t collaborate this week. “

“While we’re very disappointed that Sir Andrew Davis won’t be able to lead the BSO this weekend and wish him a speedy recovery, we are excited to welcome back Nicholas Hersh to the podium and greatly appreciate his willingness to conduct on such short notice,” said BSO President and CEO Mark Hanson. “Nicholas has led many memorable BSO concerts over the years and this weekend’s performances will further cement our special relationship with him.”

Calendar Listing
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8 pm The Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda)
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8 pm Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8 pm The Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda)
Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3 pm Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Anne-Sophie Mutter Performs Beethoven
Four-time Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the BSO for Beethoven’s lyrical Violin Concerto in D Major, a work that pushed the boundaries of the concerto and still thrills audiences today. Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ joyous First Symphony.

About Nicholas Hersh
Over a remarkable tenure as Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, Nicholas Hersh earned critical acclaim for his innovative programming and natural ability to connect with musicians and audiences alike. Hersh led the BSO in several subscription weeks, and concerts in and around Baltimore; and he directed the BSO’s educational and family programming, including the celebrated Academy for adult amateur musicians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicholas developed and conducted the BSO’s new digital concert series, BSO Sessions.

Highlights of the 2021-22 season include engagements with the NY Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and Peabody Opera. Hersh appears regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra in concerts throughout Washington, D.C. Hersh is frequently in demand as an arranger and orchestrator, with commissions from orchestras around the globe for adaptations of everything from classical solo and chamber music to popular songs.