Concerts

BSO plays Mozart Requiem  

Nov 30 - Dec 03 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Diana Moore, alto
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Michael Dean, bass
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities

Christopher Rouse // Berceuse Infinie (World Premiere Commission)
Mozart // Requiem

The power and mystery of Mozart’s final masterpiece has inspired audiences for centuries. Experience the Requiem and the World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie. Maestra Marin Alsop has praised Rouse’s work as “relevant, visceral, moving and thrilling — music that can change people, music that makes time stop.”

THU, NOV 30, 2017 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
Full Program
FRI, DEC 1, 2017 8:15 PM STRATHMORE
Mozart only
SAT, DEC 2, 2017 7:00 PM MEYERHOFF
Mozart only
SUN, DEC 3, 2017 3:00 PM STRATHMORE
Full Program

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: A Christmas Carol  

Dec 07 - Dec 09 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Tim Marrone, actor

This single-actor semi-staged adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol retells the story of the infamous miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Musical selections include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on “Greensleeves”, Tippett’s Suite in D and Jeff Tyzik’s Holiday Moods.

Thu, December 7, 2017 10:00 AM
Thu, December 7, 2017 11:30 AM
Fri, December 8, 2017 10:00 AM
Fri, December 8, 2017 11:30 AM
Sat, December 9, 2017 11:00 AM

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

BSO: Home for the Holidays  

Dec 16 - Dec 17 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Alison Buchanan, soprano
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers

Warm your heart this holiday season with a program of Christmas favorites. Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl, conducts iconic classics including “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Holy Night” and the BSO’s commission of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, arranged by jazz composer Paul Murtha. Also featuring the Baltimore School for the Arts tap-dancing Santas.

SAT, DEC 16, 2017 3:00 PM
SAT, DEC 16, 2017 8:00 PM
SUN, DEC 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

BSO: Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Spectacular  

Dec 22 - Dec 23 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

The jaw-dropping magic of Cirque comes to the concert hall as the BSO musicians who dazzle you on stage are joined by acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and high-flying aerialists from above. Sure to wow, this holiday spectacular is a “treat for eyes and ears” (Pittsburgh Tribune).

FRI, DEC 22, 2017 8:00 PM
SAT, DEC 23, 2017 3:00 PM
SAT, DEC 23, 2017 8:00 PM

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

New Year’s Eve: Spinning Round and Round  

Dec 31 6:30pm Hot Springs, VA

Garth Newel Music Center



Featuring pianist and dancer Lura Johnson in collaboration with Garth Newel‘s resident musicians: Live dancing to music of Shostakovich and Piazzolla, followed by Ravel’s stirring La Valse for two pianos. Later in the evening, Corey and Lura will offer a dance tutorial to help you unlock your inner Fred and Ginger!

6:30 pm Cocktails
7 pm Concert followed by optional New Year’s dinner & dancing

Maurice Ravel: La Valse for two pianos

Teresa Ling, violin
Isaac Melamed, cello
Jeannette Fang, piano
with Lura Johnson, piano/dancer
and Corey Flowers, professional dancer and dance instructor

MENU

Buckwheat Blinis with Osetra Caviar and House-Cured Salmon

Lobster Thermidor with Tarragon Buerre Blanc on Greens

Trio of Crostini: Duck Liver Mousse, Pâté and Humboldt Fog with Port Fig Jelly, Apricot Relish, Pickled and Grilled Red Onion

Champagne and Prickly Pear Sorbet

Truffle-Rubbed Tenderloin of Beef with Jumbo Prawn, Smashed Celery and Beet Roots, Roasted French Horn Mushrooms and Balsamic Marinated Lima Beans

Chocolate Chestnut Flan with Honey-Apple Tuille, Cherry-Vanilla Syrup and Crushed Meringue

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 403 Garth Newel Lane. Venue phone: 540.839.5018.

New Year’s Day: Hallelujah!  

Jan 01 12:00pm Hot Springs, VA

Garth Newel Music Center

12 noon Concert followed by optional champagne brunch

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
John Adams: Hallelujah Junction
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Teresa Ling, violin
Isaac Melamed, cello
Jeannette Fang, piano
with Lura Johnson, piano

MENU

Crab Cakes on Potato Hash with Lemon Horseradish Sauce

Sourdough French Toast with Fresh Fruit and Cranberry Butter

Corn Risotto Cakes with Black Bean Salsa and Cumin Sour Cream

Asparagus, Scallion and Goat Cheese Tart
Black Eyed Pea Salad with Kale and Brussels Sprouts and Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette Various Side Salads and Desserts

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 403 Garth Newel Lane. Venue phone: 540.839.5018.

Carnival of the Animals with Michael Sheppard and the BSO  

Jan 11 - Jan 14 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Lura Johnson and Michael Sheppard, piano
James Wyman and Jauvon Gilliam, timpani
Wordsmith, narrator
Marin Alsop, Music Director

Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals
Philip Glass // Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists

Marin Alsop brings Carnival of the Animals into the 21st century with Baltimore hip-hop artist, Wordsmith. Baltimore native Philip Glass creates rhythmic power with his Concerto Fantasy in the hands of Principal Timpanists James Wyman of the BSO and Jauvon Gilliam of the National Symphony Orchestra.

THU, JAN 11, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, JAN 14, 2018 3:00 PM STRATHMORE

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Chamber Music by Candlelight: Verklärte Nacht  

Jan 28 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Arr. Eduard Steuermann
Wyatt Underhill, violin; Lachezar Kostov, cello; Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4200 St. Paul St.. Venue phone: 443.759.3309.

BSO Music for Youth: Around the Globe  

Feb 08 - Feb 09 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Qing Li, violin

Become a global citizen by joining us on this journey of music from a variety of regions around the world. Musical selections include Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego and The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

BSO: Carnival of the Animals  

Feb 10 11:00am Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Qing Li, violin
Lura Johnson and Michael Sheppard, piano
Wordsmith, narrator
Visuals by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art

He Zhanhao/Chen Gang // The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals

Join BSO musicians for an animal-themed program featuring visuals by MICA students. Enjoy the beauty of The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto and experience Carnival of the Animals like never before with family friendly hip-hop narration by Baltimore’s own Wordsmith.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

Times Two: Netanel Draiblate, violin and Lura Johnson, piano  

Feb 11 3:00pm Catonsville, MD

Catonsville Presbyterian Church



Times Two (Lura Johnson/Netanel Draiblate)

A Catonsville Concerts favorite (and BSO star), Lura Johnson teams with internationally renowned violinist, Netanel Draiblate to explore lesser known works for violin/piano duo. Their first album together, Perspectives, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Elgar, Grieg and Kreisler, was recognized by American Record Guide as “very exciting and engaging.” When you hear them perform for us, we think you’ll agree!

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 410-747-6180. Address: 1400 Frederick Road.

BSO: Pictures at an Exhibition  

Feb 16 - Feb 18 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Nicholas Hersh, Associate Conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Price // Dances in the Canebrakes
Prokofiev // Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
Mussorgsky/Ravel // Pictures at an Exhibition

There are few pieces of music as visually evocative as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Written in memory of artist Viktor Hartmann, the piece is a musical depiction of an art exhibition. Composer Florence Price was the first African American female recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a work premiered by a major symphony orchestra. Witness Joyce Yang push the piano to its limits with her performance of Prokofiev’s colorful Piano Concerto No. 3.

FRI, FEB 16, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, FEB 17, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
SUN, FEB 18, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Triumph Over Adversity: Delaware Symphony Chamber Series: Lura Johnson with Kevin Deas, bass baritone  

Feb 20 8:00pm Wilmington, DE

Hotel du Pont, the Gold Ballroom



Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Gold Ballroom at Hotel du Pont

Triumph Over Adversity

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

African American Spirituals.

MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11th and Market Streets. Venue phone: 800-441-9019.

BSO: Anna Clyne’s Abstractions  

Feb 22 - Feb 25 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Anna Clyne // Abstractions
Ibert // Concertino da camera
Milhaud // Scaramouche
Stravinsky // Rite of Spring

A piece of music so wild, so barbaric and yet so brilliant that it incited a riot, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is terrifying, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Branford Marsalis, who belongs to one of the greatest American musical dynasties, joins the BSO for two melodic French pieces for saxophone and orchestra.

THU, FEB 22, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, FEB 25, 2018 3:00 PM STRATHMORE

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO plays Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  

Mar 02 - Mar 04 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, Director

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by live music from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

FRI, MAR 2, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, MAR 3, 2018 3:00 PM STRATHMORE
SUN, MAR 4, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Chamber Music by Candlelight: Schubert and Previn  

Mar 11 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

Sonatina in G minor for violin and piano, D. 408
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Allegro guisto
Andante
Menuetto
Allegro moderato
Greg Mulligan, violin; Lura Johnson, piano

Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon
André Previn (b. 1929)
1. Lively
2. Slow
3. Jaunty
Melissa Hooper, oboe; Schuyler Jackson, bassoon; Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4200 St. Paul St.. Venue phone: 443.759.3309.

Musical Mondays Private Recital  

Mar 12 7:30pm Bethesda, MD

Private Event

Private Event
Chamber Music with members of the BSO

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances  

Apr 06 - Apr 08 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Markus Stenz, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Beethoven // Symphony No.1 in C Major
Korngold // Violin Concerto in D Major
Rachmaninoff // Symphonic Dances

This journey of melodic splendor begins with Beethoven’s playful and spirited First Symphony. The BSO is joined by Arabella Steinbacher for Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto No. 1. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his commanding final work, brings a beautiful sense of melody to the powerful Dies Irae chant.
FRI, APR 6, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, APR 7, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
SUN, APR 8, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Private Recital with Arabella Steinbacher, violin  

Apr 07 6:00pm North Bethesda, MD

Music Center at Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Venue phone: (301)581-5100.

BSO: Vegas Nights with Frankie Moreno  

Apr 12 - Apr 15 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor
Frankie Moreno, vocalist

Gifted musician and showman Frankie Moreno returns to the BSO with his signature blend of rock, soul and swing. Twice named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year,” Frankie has been wowing audiences from coast to coast, performing his own brand of piano-pounding Rock ‘n’ Roll.

THU, APR 12, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, APR 13, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, APR 14, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, APR 15, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: To Bernstein with Love  

May 04 - May 06 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Nicola Benedetti, violin

John Williams, Luciano Berio and John Corigliano // Birthday Bouquet
Bernstein // Serenade
Bernstein // Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein // Three Dance Episodes from On The Town

The BSO celebrates Bernstein’s centennial with Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. This performance of Bernstein favorites also includes works by modern composers written in homage to his genius. Together, they illustrate how impossible it is to singularize Bernstein’s brilliance.

Join us in the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, May 4, featuring Nicola Benedetti.

FRI, MAY 4, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, MAY 6, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

BSO plays Raiders of the Lost Ark  

May 10 - May 13 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor

Under the baton of Jack Everly, experience Raiders of the Lost Ark like never before as the BSO performs John Williams’ epic score alongside the classic Steven Spielberg film.
THU, MAY 10, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, MAY 11, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, MAY 12, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, MAY 13, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO Plays Firebird  

May 31 - Jun 02 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Stravinsky // Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Gershwin// Concerto in F
Schumann // Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Under Marin Alsop’s baton, Stravinsky’s dazzling Firebird concludes with one of the most exalted finales in all of music. Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a blend of traditional classical forms and the freedom of American jazz. After a year without writing music, Schumann’s incredibly personal Second Symphony expresses his triumph over darkness.

THU, MAY 31, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, JUN 1, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, JUN 2, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO plays Bernstein and Shostakovich  

Jun 07 - Jun 10 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, Music Director
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Bernstein // Slava! A Political Overture
Bernstein // Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
Shostakovich // Symphony No. 5 in D Minor

The BSO’s season culminates witha duo of transformative composers. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, celebrated in its time by both repressed audiences and officials alike, is a stunning example of the symphony as artistic salvation. Bernstein’s Slava! and “The Age of Anxiety” use art to cultivate poignant messages that resonate throughout time.

THU, JUN 7, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
FRI, JUN 8, 2018 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, JUN 9, 2018 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
SUN, JUN 10, 2018 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: An Evening with John Williams  

Jun 13 8:00pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Marin Alsop, Music Director
John Williams, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Join us for this one-night-only special event! Music Director Marin Alsop and world-renowned, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring the music of his acclaimed film scores, including selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, Memoirs of a Geisha, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more.

VIP Post-Concert Reception

A limited number of tickets are available for a VIP post-concert Dessert & Champagne Reception with John Williams and Marin Alsop. VIP Reception tickets are available only to concert attendees for an additional $500. VIP ticket holders will receive a wristband on the evening of the concert that must be worn to attend the reception. You must display both your concert ticket for the evening and your reception voucher to receive a wristband.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

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