April 16, 2020

A Message to our Baltimore Symphony Friends,

Though the Baltimore Symphony’s Gala Celebration and Concert featuring Itzhak Perlman cannot proceed due to social distancing measures – we are delighted to announce that, on the same evening, Maryland Public Television is presenting the U.S. broadcast premiere of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s debut performance at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, which took place in August 2018 during the BSO’s tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The BSO at the BBC Proms: A Gala Celebration
Presented by Maryland Public Television
Saturday, May 9 at 6 pm

This two-hour concert broadcast features Music Director Marin Alsop leading the BSO in a riveting performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Leonard Bernstein’s Slava! A Political Overture. In addition, renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will join the Orchestra in Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety.

The concert will be broadcast on MPT’s main channel in high definition and livestreamed on all MPT digital platforms including MPT.org/livestream. For the full viewing experience, including exclusive pre- and post-concert content and a link to MPT’s telecast stream, tune in via BSOmusic.org/GalaCelebration.

We are grateful to Maryland Public Television, the BBC and the American Federation of Musicians for making this broadcast possible. We hope you will join us to enjoy this historic concert!

Many thanks to our Gala sponsors listed below who have graciously transferred their sponsorship dollars to support this community Gala Celebration broadcast.

The Baltimore Orioles/Georgia and Peter G. Angelos, Esq.
Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Dr. Allan and Claire Jensen
The Shelter Foundation/ Mark and Patricia Joseph

Brown Advisory
The Rosenberg Family and Rosemore, Inc.

BGE, an Exelon Company
The Bozzuto Group
Gallagher, Evelius & Jones
Sandra Levi Gerstung
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Harriet and Jeffrey Legum
Marshall and Sarellen Levine
M&T Bank
Judy and Scott Phares
SC&H Group, LLC/Mike and Barbara Young
Steven R. Schuh and Family
Stephen and Gail Shawe
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Mrs. Susan Wolman

Dr. Ahmad Abu-Ghaida, MD
Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr.
Saul Ewing LLP
Dr. Solomon H. Snyder, MD
Truist f/k/a Sun Trust

Alliance Bernstein/Rick Monfred
Walter B. Doggett, III
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group
Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.
RBC/Beth C. Rosenwald
The Flury Williams Group at Morgan Stanley