Past Concerts

Lura Johnson and violinist Jonathan Carney  

May 17 Monkton, MD

Private House Concert

LeClair Sonata
Brahms Sonata in G Major
Beethoven Sonata in G Major

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Till Eulenspiegel and Frenesia Premiere  

May 12 - May 13 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Markus Stenz, conductor

Detlev Glanert: Frenesia (BSO Premiere)

Fri, May 12, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, May 13, 2017 8 PM Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO Pulse with Lower Dens  

May 11 8:30pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Pre-concert lobby performance by Curved Light and TT the Artist

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Lower Dens, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.

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

TIMES TWO: Netanel Draiblate, violin with Lura Johnson, piano  

May 07 3:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

THE BRAHMS VIOLIN SONATAS
Complete Cycle

Times Two
Netanel Draiblate, violin
Lura Johnson, piano

Photo credit: Katya Chilingiri

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

Myths, Tzars, and Musical Giants  

May 05 - May 06 8:00pm Annapolis, MD

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

José-Luis Novo, conductor

Prokofiev Symphony No. 7

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 801 Chase St..

Annapolis Symphony House and Garden Tour  

Apr 29 11:00am Annapolis, MD

Private Home

The Brahms Violin Sonatas

with Netanel Draiblate, violin

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Pärt’s Credo for Piano Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra with the BSO  

Apr 28 - Apr 30 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, conductor
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director
Lura Johnson, piano

Arvo Pärt: Credo for Piano Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra (BSO Premiere)
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

Fri, Apr 28, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 8 PM Strathmore
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 3 PM Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Delaware Symphony Chamber Music Concert  

Apr 25 8:00pm Wilmington, DE

Hotel du Pont, the Gold Ballroom

FELDMAN: Samuel Beckett, Words and Music

David Amado, conducting

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

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra: Madeline Adkins, violin with Lura Johnson, piano  

Apr 09 3:00pm Towson, MD

Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College

Mad about Madeline

Madeline Adkins, violin
Lura Johnson, piano

BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.1, Op. 78
PIAZZOLLA Grand Tango

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

BSO: Steven Mackey Premiere and Scheherazade  

Mar 30 - Apr 02 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, conductor

Steven Mackey: Beautiful Passing (BSO Premiere)
Jennifer Koh, violin

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 3 PM Strathmore

“The governing metaphor of the work has to do with the violin gaining control of its own destiny, competing with, commanding, and ultimately letting go of the orchestra. This metaphor arises from my experience, during the composition of the piece, watching my mother gain control of her destiny to the point of predicting the day she would let go, predicting the day of her death. Her last words to me were, ‘Please tell everyone I had a beautiful passing’.” – Steven Mackey

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Stravinsky’s Petrushka  

Mar 24 - Mar 26 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)

Fri, Mar 24, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 8 PM Strathmore
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 3 PM Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Lura Johnson, Solo Recital  

Mar 19 Monkton, MD

Private House Concert

Robert, Johannes, and Clara:
A Love Story

R. Schumann Kinderszenen
C. Schumann, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
J. Brahms, Klavierstücke, Op. 118, Nos. 1 and 2
R. Schumann, transcribed F. Liszt Widmung

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO Pops: A Celtic Celebration  

Mar 16 - Mar 19 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Jack Everly, conductor

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Celtic style with stepdancing, bagpipes and lively, haunting melodies from the Emerald Isle. Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops join with a host of guests to commemorate the wearin’ of the green! Featuring music from the films Braveheart and Titanic, Broadway standards from Brigadoon and Finian’s Rainbow, “Danny Boy” and so much more.

THU, MAR 16, 2017 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, MAR 17, 2017 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, MAR 18, 2017 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SUN, MAR 19, 2017 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Prague, Paris, and Cologne with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra  

Mar 03 - Mar 04 8:00pm Annapolis, MD

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

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Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Fatma Daglar, oboe
José-Luis Novo, conductor

Martinů, Concerto for Oboe

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 801 Chase St..

BSO: Mendelssohn and Rameau  

Feb 24 - Feb 26 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Rameau: Suite from Dardanus

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 8 PM Strathmore
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 3 PM Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Lincoln Portrait  

Feb 16 - Feb 19 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Kwame Kwei-Armah, narrator

Copland: Lincoln Portrait

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 3 PM Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Chamber Music Recital with violinist Catherine Manoukian  

Feb 08 7:30pm Washington, DC

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum for Women in the Arts
Shenson Chamber Music Concert


Catherine Manoukian, violin
Lura Johnson, piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata in C Minor
Brahms Violin Sonata in D Minor
Franck Sonata in A Major


Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1250 New York Ave NW. Venue phone: 202-783-5000.

Philadephia Chamber Music Society: Julietta Curenton, flute and Lura Johnson, piano  

Feb 03 8:00pm Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Franklin Hall

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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Julietta Curenton, flute
Karen Slack, soprano
Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 427 Chestnut St..

BSO: A Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes  

Jan 26 - Jan 29 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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A Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Jack Everly, conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist
Tony DeSare, vocalist
Frankie Moreno, vocalist

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410)783-8000.

Chamber Music Benefit Concert  

Jan 15 4:00pm Wayne, Pennsylvania

Wayne Presbyterian Church

Music That Transforms: Chamber Music Concert

BEETHOVEN: String Trio, Op. 9
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet, Op. 47

Netanel Draiblate, violin
Joseph Kauffman, viola
Yoni Draiblate, cello
Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 E. Lancaster Ave. Venue phone: (610) 688-8700.

BSO: Star Trek  

Dec 29 - Dec 30 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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STAR TREK

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

December 29 and 30 at 8:00 pm MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Holiday Pops with Storm Large  

Dec 17 - Dec 18 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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BSO Holiday Pops Show with Storm Large, vocalist of Pink Martini

Sat Dec 17 at 2:00 PM
Sat Dec 17 at 7:30 PM
Sun Dec 18 at 2:00 PM
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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

BSO: It’s a Wonderful Life  

Dec 15 - Dec 16 7:00pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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It’s a Wonderful Life
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Justin Freer conducting
and the Handel Choir of Baltimore

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

BSO: The Snowman  

Dec 03 11:00am Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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The Snowman

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410)783-8000.

Chamber Music by Candlelight  

Nov 20 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

Schubert’s Trout Quintet

Greg Mulligan, Jeffrey Stewart, violins
Lachezar Kostov, cello Jonathan Jensen, bass
Lura Johnson, piano

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

BSO:Beethoven 9 and John Adams  

Nov 18 - Nov 19 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, conductor
Hailey Clark, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Guerrero, tenor
Reginald Smith, Jr., bass
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director
St. Lawrence String Quartet

TJ Cole: TBD (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)
John Adams: Absolute Jest (BSO Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 8 PM Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Mahler 6  

Nov 10 - Nov 12 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 8 PM Strathmore
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 8 PM Meyerhoff
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 8 PM Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Musical Mondays Private Recital  

Nov 07 Bethesda, MD

Private Event

Photo credit: Katya Chilingiri

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: Nutcracker  

Nov 03 - Nov 06 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Nicholas Hersh, conductor Nicole Cabell, soprano John Adams: The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra Ravel: Shéhérazade Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Overture Miniature Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Act II Thu, Nov 3, 2016 8 PM Meyerhoff Fri, Nov 4 2016 8:15 PM Strathmore Sat, Nov 5 2016 7 PM Meyerhoff – AFTER PARTY! Sun, Nov 6, 2016 3 PM Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Beethoven Choral Fantasy with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic  

Oct 27 - Oct 30 York PA, West Chester PA, Bethlehem PA, Fort Washington PA

Pullo Center, Adler Theatre , Zoellner Center, Upper Dublin H.S.

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Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Michael Butterman, conducting
Lura Johnson, piano soloist

Oct 27-30, 2016

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (BSO Premiere)  

Oct 21 - Oct 23 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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.

FRI, OCT 21, 2016 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, OCT 22, 2016 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
SUN, OCT 23, 2016 3:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Delaware Symphony Chamber Series: Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons  

Oct 18 8:00pm Wilmington, DE

Hotel du Pont, the Gold Ballroom

SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

David Amado, conducting
David Southorn, violin

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

Chamber Music by Candlelight  

Oct 02 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor

Greg Mullian and Audrey Wright, violins
Noah Chaves, viola
Bo Li, cello

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

BSO: Carmina Burana and Stravinsky  

Sep 29 - Oct 01 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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.

THU, SEP 29, 2016 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, SEP 30, 2016 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF
SAT, OCT 1, 2016 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO Pulse with Houndmouth  

Sep 22 8:30pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Pre-concert party starts at 5:30 pm
Happy Hour specials from 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Arvo Pärt: Fratres
John Adams: Scratchband

Pre-concert lobby performances by Jordannah Elizabeth

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Houndmouth, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.

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

2016 International Brahms Competition  

Sep 05 - Sep 12 Portschach am Werthersee

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22nd International Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach
Competition Schedule

This is the preliminary schedule for the 22nd International Johannes Brahms Competition 2015 at Pörtschach. All information is subject to change!

All competition rounds are open to the public. Free entrance to the first and second round. All participants, their accompanists and family members enjoy free entrance to all competition rounds (for the final concert at Casino Velden, free tickets are reserved for participants only).
Competition venues for first and second round

Piano: Parkhotel Pörtschach
Chamber Music: Congress Center Pörtschach
Violin: Protestant Church Pörtschach
Viola: Congress Center Pörtschach
Cello: Werzer Strandcasino Hotel

Competition venues for the final round

Piano: Parkhotel Pörtschach
Chamber Music: Congress Center Pörtschach
Violin with orchestra: Congress Center Pörtschach
Viola: Congress Center Pörtschach
Cello with orchestra: Congress Center Pörtschach

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Piazzolla and Vivaldi – Four Seasons  

Aug 09 7:30pm Ephraim, WI

Peninsula Music Festival

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Piazzolla and Vivaldi, Four Seasons
with Igor Yuzefovich, violin

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival  

Jul 27 - Aug 07 Nelson NH

Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival

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Amy Beach Piano Quintet
Mozart Trio in G Major, K. 496

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Bo Li and Lura Johnson, Chamber Music by Candlelight  

Jun 12 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

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Franck Sonata for Cello and Piano
with Bo Li – cellist, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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

BSO: Appalachian Spring  

Jun 09 - Jun 11 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers

Copland: Appalachian Spring
Thomas Adès: Polaris (BSO Premiere)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Performed with its original Martha Graham choreography, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring evokes the wide-open landscape and inherent optimism of American possibility. Ravel’s luxurious, flamboyant orchestral showpiece follows a work by one of the most original and compelling voices of our time, Thomas Adès.

Thurs, Jun 9, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Fri, Jun 10, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Jun 11, 8 pm, Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: Bach B Minor Mass  

May 26 - May 28 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Christopher Ainslie, countertenor
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Nicholas McGegan brings his mastery and affection for early music to Bach’s final crowning achievement, the great Mass in B Minor. These first BSO performances in 50 years are a fitting centennial season showcase for the BSO and Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

Thurs, May 26, 8 pm, Strathmore
Fri, May 27, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, May 28, 8 pm, Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: The Planets  

May 20 - May 22 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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

Tan Dun: Water Concerto
Holst: The Planets

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.

Fri, May 20, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, May 21, 8 pm, Strathmore
Sun, May 22, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: Beethoven’s Emperor  

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

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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John Adams, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
John Adams: Harmonielehre

Post-minimalist conductor-composer John Adams returns to the BSO podium to conduct Beethoven’s grandiose “Emperor” concerto and his own intensely expressive Harmonielehre, the symphonic essay that helped him become one of the most performed and important composers alive.

Thurs, May 12, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Fri, May 15, 3 pm, Strathmore

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO Pulse with Lower Dens  

May 11 8:30pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Pre-concert lobby performance by Curved Light and TT the Artist

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Lower Dens, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries. More info at BSOpulse.org.

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

BSO: A Celebration of Uncommon Women  

May 07 - May 08 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Alexandra Soumm, violin (BSO debut)

Joan Tower: Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (BSO Centennial Commission, World Premiere)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
Anna Clyne: New Work (BSO Commission, World Premiere)
Bizet: Selections from Carmen

This program features Marin Alsop conducting the world premieres of BSO Commissions from two extraordinary women. The first is by legendary composer Joan Tower, who is currently writing the sixth of her fanfares for uncommon women in honor of our Centennial season, and the other is a brand new, full-length symphonic work from the up-and-coming Anna Clyne, who will use contemporary art from the Baltimore Museum of Art as her inspiration for the work. The celebration of women continues with the gifted violinist and humanitarian Alexandra Soumm in her BSO debut, and will conclude with selections from Bizet’s Carmen, a tribute to one of classical music’s most beloved heroines.

Sat, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM at Strathmore
Sun, May 8, 2016 3:00 PM at Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

Delaware Symphony: The Bells of May  

May 06 7:30pm Wilmington, DE

Grand Opera House

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Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Grand Opera House, Copeland Hall
David Amado, conductor
Bella Hristova, violin

David Ludwig – Saturn Bells
Ravel – Tzigane
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 11

Tickets:
Subscribe Now! (before the first concert on September 11, 2015) and save 15% on the Season. Call The Grand Box Office 1-800-37-GRAND or 302-652-5577, or visit ticketsatthegrand.org
Individual tickets $66 Each (including processing fee)

Limited number of $10 tickets available for students under 21 with ID, by phone, 800-37-GRAND or 302-652-5577, or in person at the Grand Opera House Box Office.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 818 N. Market St.. Venue phone: 1(800) 37-GRAND.

BSO: Variations on a Rococo Theme  

Apr 29 - May 01 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello

Victoria Borisova-Ollas: The Kingdom of Silence (BSO Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Fri, Apr 29, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Apr 30, 8 pm, Strathmore
Sun, May 1, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

Prokofiev was called to write “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit,” in the midst of World War II. The triumphant Symphony No. 5 churns with hope and joy in the face of horror. BSO Principal Cello Dariusz Skoraczewski performs Tchaikovsky’s cheerful and demanding cello showpiece, Variations on a Rococo Theme.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

Duo Baltinati – Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello and Lura Johnson, piano  

Apr 25 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

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Duo Baltinati takes a victory lap after their 2nd Prize finish in the International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria this past September.

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Debussy Sonata
Beethoven Sonata in C Major

Brahms F Major Sonata

Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 409 N. Charles St.. Venue phone: (410) 385-2638.

BSO at Carnegie Hall  

Apr 16 8:00pm New York, NY

Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

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The New York Times has called Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop “a conductor with a vision of what an American orchestra could be in the 21st century.” This concert features a new work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Mahler’s emotional Symphony No. 5. Mahler cast his Fifth Symphony in five movements, opening with the Funeral March and bringing down the house with a jubilant finale. Just before that finale is the Adagietto, a breathlessly beautiful love letter for strings and harp to his wife, Alma, that may be the composer’s most famous work.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 881 7th Ave. Venue phone: (212) 247-7800.

BSO plays Mahler 5 and Kevin Puts Premiere  

Apr 14 - Apr 15 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor

Christopher Rouse: Processional (BSO Centennial Commission, World Premiere)*
Kevin Puts: The City (BSO Co-Commission, World Premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

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.

THU, APR 14, 2016 8:00 PM STRATHMORE
FRI, APR 15, 2016 8:00 PM MEYERHOFF

Strathmore Pre-concert Lecture: Thu, Apr 14, 6:30 pm

The Co-Commissioning and World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ The City are generously underwritten by Claire and Dr. Allan Jensen.

Ten American composers each composed a short celebratory work to be presented during the Centennial season. These include TJ Cole, Kristen Kuster, Libby Larsen, Caroline Shaw, Joan Tower, James Lee III, Jonathan Leshnoff,Christopher Rouse and Christopher Theofanidis. Chosen themes for the commissions include: fanfare for the common woman, earth, death of Poe and dancing blue crabs. These Celebration Centennial works have been commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

*Commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program. Also made possible by a grant from New Music USA through a generous contribution from Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, and additionally supported by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Randolph S. and Amalie R. Rothschild Endowed Fund for New Music.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

BSO: Porgy and Bess  

Apr 08 - Apr 10 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Kwame Kwei-Armah, director
Morgan State University Choir,  Eric Conway, director

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Derrick Parker, Porgy
Laquita Mitchell, Bess
Leah Hawkins, Maria
Larry D. Hylton, Sportin’ Life
Lester Lynch, Crown

Fri, Apr 8, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Apr 9, 8 pm, Strathmore
Sun, Apr 10, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

The experiences and love story of the denizens of Catfish Row make Porgy and Bess one of the most beloved American operas. The concert version of Gershwin’s music offers humor, romance and tragedy in timeless songs now firmly established in the Great American Songbook.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO Music Box Series for young children  

Apr 02 - Apr 09 10:00am Silver Spring, MD

Silver Spring Civic Building

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Shannan E. Johnson, host

BSO musicians create a musical aviary filled with the Birdie Melodies of robins and cuckoos. Dance, sing and play to the delightful notes of our feathered friends. Hosted by Shannan E. Johnson.

30 minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families.

Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old. Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.

April 2 concerts take place in the Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building.
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Music Box Concerts at the Silver Spring Civic Building are supported in part through a grant from Montgomery County, Maryland’s FY16 Community Access Program. Montgomery County is proud to support great performances at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 Veterans Pl.

Delaware Symphony: Petrouchka  

Apr 01 - Apr 03 Wilmington, DE

Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall

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David Amado, conductor
Brian Brown, tuba

Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakoff – Night on Bald Mountain
Vaughan Williams – Concerto for Tuba
Stravinsky – Petroushka (1947 version)
Work by Winner of 2016 A.I. du Pont Composer’s Award – TBA

Fri, Apr 1, 7:30 pm
Sun, Apr 3, 2 pm

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1501 Barley Mill Rd.

BSO: American Favorites  

Mar 26 8:00pm Wye Mills, MD

Delaware Symphony Chamber Music Concert  

Mar 22 8:00pm Wilmington, DE

Hotel du Pont, the Gold Ballroom

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Come and meet the DSO Percussion Section!

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

Chamber Music by Candlelight  

Mar 20 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

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Scott Pender’s Variations for Oboe and Piano
Jane Marvine, oboe
Lura Johnson, piano

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

BSO: Brahms’ German Requiem  

Mar 04 - Mar 06 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Markus Stenz, conductor
Lisette Oropesa, soprano
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Fri, Mar 4, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Mar 5, 8 pm, Strathmore
Sun, Mar 6, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

Written after the passing of both his mother and close friend Robert Schumann, Brahms’ deeply personal and compelling A German Requiem gives eloquent comfort to the grieving. Opening the program is Bach’s third orchestral suite featuring “Air,” one of the most famous movements in Baroque music.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

Open Chamber Music Rehearsal  

Feb 29 12:30pm Baltimore, MD

Wright Theater at University of Baltimore

Loeffler Rhapsodies, Open Rehearsal
Jane Marvine, oboe
Lisa Steltenpohl, viola
Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: W. Mt. Royal Ave and Maryland Ave.

Recital with Aaron Broadus: Friday Music Series at Georgetown University  

Feb 26 1:15pm Washington DC, DC

McNeir Auditorium, New North Building, Georgetown University

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Aaron Broadus, trumpet
Lura Johnson, piano

Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3700 O St. NW.

BSO Off the Cuff: Enigma Variations  

Feb 26 - Feb 27 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop, conductor Elgar: Enigma Variations Inside Elgar’s Enigma Variations is a riddle that remains unsolved. The enigma theme that Elgar takes through many inventive and striking variations, each dedicated to someone in his life, is actually a companion melody written to a well-known tune. Can you solve the mystery of Elgar’s riddle? Probably not, but no answer is needed to enjoy Elgar’s masterwork. Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 8:15 PM – Strathmore Sat, Feb 27, 2016 7:00 PM – Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

BSO: Enigma Variations  

Feb 25 - Feb 28 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
James MacMillan: Percussion Concerto No. 2 (BSO Co-Commission & East Coast Premiere)
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Fri, Feb 25, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sun, Feb 28, 3 pm, Strathmore

The riddle that Edward Elgar built into his Enigma Variations remains unsolved, but no answer is needed to appreciate the spirit and inventions of Elgar’s masterpiece. Scottish solo percussionist Colin Currie brings power and musicality to James MacMillan’s new concerto in this all-British program.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO Pulse with Lake Street Dive  

Feb 23 8:30pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Steve Reich: Double Sextet

Pre-concert lobby performances by Blacksage and All Rogers, Jr.

BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Lake Street Dive, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries. More info at BSOpulse.org.

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

Chamber Music by Candlelight  

Feb 21 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

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Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor

Greg Mulligan, violin
Kaya Bryla, viola
Kristen Ostling, cello
Lura Johnson, piano

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

Lura Johnson, Solo Recital  

Feb 17 8:00pm Washington DC

Cosmos Club

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Lura explores the music of Brahms through some of his most powerful influences – Bach, Mozart, and Schubert.

Admission: Members Only.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2121 Massachusetts Ave.

BSO: and Josh Bell  

Feb 12 - Feb 14 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Rossini: William Tell Overture
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Fri, Feb 12, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Feb 13, 8 pm, Strathmore
Sun, Feb 14, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

The grand fanfare and orchestral roar of Also sprach Zarathustra is a perfect showpiece for our world-class BSO. One of the most celebrated violinists of the modern era, Joshua Bell brings his unique blend of passion and virtuosity to Tchaikovsky’s timeless Violin Concerto.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO 100th Anniversary Concert  

Feb 11 8:00pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Mason Bates, electronica

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Berstein (arr. Brohn): Suite from West Side Story
Mason Bates: Mothership
Ravel: Boléro

Join Marin Alsop, the BSO and superstar violinist Joshua Bell for a unique event to mark our centennial — 100 years of music, inspiration and commitment to the community. In celebration, we promise an evening as extraordinary as our journey, a recognition of where we began and a promise of what’s ahead. Unexpected, fresh and surprising — this is one night you won’t want to miss this season.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

21st Century Consort  

Feb 06 5:00pm Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8th and F Streets, N.W.. Venue phone: (202) 633-1000.

BSO: Andre Watts plays Mozart  

Feb 04 - Feb 06 8:00pm Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Mario Venzago, conductor
André Watts, piano

Gluck: Selections from Armide
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme”
Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Thurs, Feb 4, 8 pm, Strathmore
Fri, Feb 5, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Feb 6, 8 pm, Meyerhoff

A lion of the piano and regular BSO guest soloist since his days as a student at the Peabody Institute, André Watts delights in Mozart’s first mature concerto, a masterpiece of wit and poignancy. Mario Venzago contrasts the elegance of late 18-century French opera with Schumann’s sunlit Symphony No. 4, written shortly after his marriage to Clara.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

Jane Marvine and Lura Johnson  

Jan 31 7:30pm Baltimore, Maryland

Community Concerts at Second

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Chamber Music by Candlelight

Jane Marvine, oboe
Lura Johnson, piano

Variations for Oboe and Piano by Scott Pender

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

BSO Musicians at Peabody: Jane Marvine, Phil Kolker, Lura Johnson  

Jan 26 8:00pm Baltimore, MD

Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute of Music

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The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Music Series at the Peabody Institute

Jane Marvine, oboe
Phil Kolker, bassoon
Lura Johnson, piano

Chamber Music for Winds and Piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 E Mt. Vernon Pl.

Loeffler Rhapsodies: Jane Marvine, Lisa Steltenpohl, and Lura Johnson  

Jan 21 1:15pm Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

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Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO: PIXAR  

Jan 21 - Jan 24 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Thurs, Jan 21, 8 pm, Strathmore
Fri, Jan 22, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Jan 23, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sun, Jan 24, 3 pm, Meyerhoff

For the first time, Pixar presents a compilation of the music and imagery from Pixar’s 13 feature films, performed by the BSO SuperPops. Featuring visually stunning clips and memorable scores from all your favorite Pixar films including Toy Story, Up, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc. and more.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

BSO: Eroica and Christopher Rouse  

Jan 13 - Jan 16 Baltimore, North Bethesda, Wye Mills, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Music Center at Strathmore, Chesapeake College Todd Performing Arts Center

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Katherine Needleman, oboe

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Wed, Jan 13, 7 pm, Todd Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills MD
Thurs, Jan 14, 8 pm, Strathmore
Fri, Jan 15, 8 pm, Meyerhoff
Sat, Jan 16, 8 pm, Meyerhoff

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony weaves struggle, tragedy and eventual triumph into a story that celebrates human possibility. BSO Principal Oboe Katherine Needleman expresses the lyrical themes and technical fireworks of Baltimore native Christopher Rouse’s genial and spirited oboe concerto.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

BSO Off the Cuff: Rachmaninoff 3  

Jan 08 - Jan 09 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Fri, Jan 8, 8:15 pm, Strathmore
Sat, Jan 9, 7:00 pm, Meyerhoff

Described as a “six-and-a-half-foot scowl” by his contemporary Stravinsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff was not what most would call a happy man. Part of that legendary sour outlook came from a life in exile after he and his family left Bolshevik Russia. Still, a connection to his homeland runs through much of his music, and his third symphony is filled with that Russian heritage, love and longing.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

BSO: Rachmaninoff Third Symphony and Leon Fleisher  

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

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Joseph Young, conductor*
Leon Fleisher, piano

Shulman: A Laurentian Overture*
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Thurs, Jan 7, 8:00 pm, Meyerhoff
Sun, Jan 10, 3:00 pm, Strathmore

A formidable interpreter of Rachmaninoff, Marin Alsop taps into the composer’s vein of Romantic melancholy, nostalgic for the Russia of his youth. The Baltimore-themed first half opens with a 1952 overture by locally born Alan Shulman, conducted by Peabody alum Joseph Young. Piano giant Leon Fleisher performs one of his iconic pieces, the Piano Concerto for Left Hand by Prokofiev.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: Home Alone  

Dec 19 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Two shows: 3 pm and 7 pm

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, director

John Williams: Home Alone

The score to Home Alone contains some of John Williams’ most instantly recognizable and beloved melodies in a career full of memorable soundtrack themes. Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Choral Arts Society in a live score accompaniment of the classic 1990 film.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

BSO: ‘Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell  

Dec 09 - Dec 13 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Damon Gupton, conductor
Brian Stokes Mitchell, host and vocalist

Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the BSO SuperPops to warm your heart with traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. Best known for his many turns on “The Great White Way” and for his numerous television appearances from “Frasier” to “Glee,” the charismatic Brian Stokes Mitchell is sure to delight in this festive holiday treat — including a special appearance by Santa himself!
Wed, Dec 9 at 2 pm Meyerhoff Thurs, Dec 10 at 8 pm, Strathmore Fri, Dec 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm, Meyerhoff Sat, Dec 12 at 2 pm and 8 pm, Meyerhoff Sun, Dec 13 at 3 pm, Meyerhoff

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: Polar Express  

Dec 02 - Dec 05 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Ken Lam, Conductor
Images from the book “The Polar Express”

Wed, Dece 2, 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Fri, Dec 4, 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Sat, Dec 5, 11:00 am

Join us for this true holiday classic full of adventure, wonder and magic! Hop on the Polar Express and let Ken Lam and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra take you on an exciting journey to the North Pole. As still images from the book are projected onto the stage, the music by Robert Kapilow and the words on the pages of this magical Caldecott Medal winner will come to life.

Tiny Tots: Pre K – Kindergarten
Approximately 35 minutes in length
These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.

Prime Time: Grades 1-3
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Prime Time concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts integrated curriculum links.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

Times Two Duo: Netanel Draiblate, violin with Lura Johnson, piano  

Nov 23 Fairfield, Iowa

Sondheim Center

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Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 N. Main St..

Times Two Duo: Netanel Draiblate, violin with Lura Johnson, piano  

Nov 20 Gallup, New Mexico

Kenneth Hallaway Auditorium

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Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1055 Rico Street.

Times Two Duo: Netanel Draiblate, violin with Lura Johnson, piano  

Nov 17 Dillon, Montana

Beier Auditorium, University of Montana Western

Photo credit: Katya Chilingiri

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: S. Atlantic St..

BSO: Bolero  

Nov 13 - Nov 15 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Jun Märkl, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

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

Fri, Nov 13, 2015 8:00 PM, Meyerhoff
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 8:00 PM, Strathmore
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 3:00 PM, Meyerhoff

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.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO Off the Cuff – Vivaldi  

Nov 06 - Nov 07 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 8:15 PM, Strathmore
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 7:00 PM, Meyerhoff

How do notes on a page communicate an idea? Why do we hear a thunderstorm, winter’s chill or a bird song when we listen to an orchestra play? Vivaldi set out to show Baroque critics that ”program music” had its place among serious compositions. Those ideas he captures in music have made The Four Seasons a concert hall staple and a popular cultural touchstone.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444.

BSO: TIME TRAVEL – Vivaldi and Philip Glass  

Nov 05 - Nov 08 Baltimore and N. Bethesda, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
BSO Soloists
Scott Simon, narrator
Brian Greene, special guest

Philip Glass: “Into the Air” from Life: A Journey Through Time
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Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Vivaldi: “Spring” from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: “Summer” from The Four Seasons
Philip Glass: Icarus at the Edge of Time

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 8:00 PM, Meyerhoff
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 3:00 PM, Strathmore

Separated by four centuries, Philip Glass’s upbeat minimalist style is a recognizable descendant of the Four Seasons. Vivaldi’s beloved, vivid depiction of the seasons contrasts with the collision of real science and science fiction in Brian Greene’s novella, Icarus at the Edge of Time. Glass’ intoxicating score accompanies video images of a young boy’s time-traveling journey towards a black hole.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100.

BSO: Wizards & Wands  

Oct 28 - Oct 31 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Ken Lam, conductor
Enchantment Theatre

Calling all wizards to experience a program full of magic and whimsy! Be transported to new worlds beyond your imagination with music from Harry Potter by legendary film composer John Williams. Paul Dukas’ spellbinding Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes mischief magical through the creativity of Enchantment Theatre.

Prior to each family concert, join us in the inspiration zone beginning at 9:45 am with fun interactive pre-concert activities!

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410) 783-8100. Address: 1212 Cathedral St.. Venue phone: (410)783-8000.

Verge Ensemble Concert  

Oct 25 4:00pm Bethesda, MD

Washington Conservatory Concerts, Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

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Marc Mellits:  Tight Sweater for Piano, Marimba, and Cello
Steve Antosca:  Elements for Cello and Electronics
Dan Visconti:  Lonesome Roads for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Lina Bahn, Violin
Lura Johnson, Piano
Bill Richards, Marimba
Tobias Werner, Cello

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 301-320-2770. Address: 1 Westmoreland Circle.

Recording Session with BSO  

Oct 19 - Oct 20 Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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

BSO: Romeo and Juliet  

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

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore

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Marin Alsop, conductor
Edward Berkeley, stage director and concert adaptation

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Sebastian Stimman, Romeo
Christina Sajous, Juliet
Kelley Curran, Lady Capulet

Fri, Oct 16, 2015 8:00 PM, Meyerhoff
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 8:00 PM, Strathmore
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 3:00 PM, Meyerhoff

Prokofiev’s sumptuous ballet music underscores the struggles of young love amidst violent tragedy like no other representation of Shakespeare’s classic play. Lush, romantic melodies contrast with music of the warring Montagues and Capulets. Edward Berkeley, who triumphed with his adaptation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream for the BSO, returns with a new concert adaptation of this love story and will stage direct an ensemble of actors with orchestra.

Presented in association with Folger Theatre.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (410)783-8000.

BSO: Mozart’s Don Giovanni  

Oct 04 3:00pm North Bethesda, MD

Music Center at Strathmore

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Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444. Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Venue phone: (301)581-5100.

BSO Off the Cuff: Don Giovanni  

Oct 03 7:00pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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

BSO Off the Cuff: Don Giovanni  

Oct 02 8:15pm North Bethesda, MD

Music Center at Strathmore


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Mozart: Scenes from Don Giovanni

Everyone loves an anti-hero, and Mozart’s titular libertine Don Giovanni — or Don Juan — seduces and preys upon women before ultimately receiving his karmic undoing. Don Giovanni is Mozart’s most Romantic opera. It deals in psychological and supernatural drama balanced with dark humor that would go on to inspire 19th-century composers and delight audiences long after.

Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444. Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Venue phone: (301)581-5100.

BSO: Mozart’s Don Giovanni  

Oct 01 8:00pm Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Markus Stenz, conductor
Madeline Adkins, violin
Lisa Steltenpohl, viola

Mozart: Symphony No.1
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Mozart: Scenes from Don Giovanni

With his illustrious opera background, the BSO’s new Principal Guest Conductor, Markus Stenz, brings to life the dark humor and supernatural drama of Mozart’s libertine, woman-seducing anti-hero who ultimately receives his karmic undoing. Don Giovanni headlines this all-Mozart concert also featuring the solo debut of the BSO’s new Principal Viola Lisa Steltenpohl.

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

Gala Prizewinners’ Concert, 2015 International Brahms Competition  

Sep 13 5:00pm Velden am Woerthersee

Casino Velden

2015 International Brahms Competition Winners
Duo Baltinati
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Lura Johnson, piano

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Am Corso 17.

2015 International Brahms Competition  

Sep 05 - Sep 13 Pörtschach am Wörthersee

Congress Center

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Duo Baltinati: Cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, pianist Lura Johnson
2nd Prizewinners, Chamber Music Division

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Haupstrasse 203.

Ilya Finkelshteyn and Lura Johnson  

Aug 27 6:00pm Monkton, MD

Private House Concert

Age restrictions: All Ages.

National Flute Association Annual Convention  

Aug 12 - Aug 16 Washington, DC

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

NFA-Convention

Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2660 Woodley Rd. NW.

BSO – The Four Seasons with Jonathan Carney, soloist  

Jul 23 8:00pm North Bethesda, MD

Music Center at Strathmore

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Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (877) BSO-1444. Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Venue phone: (301)581-5100.

PostClassical Ensemble: Copland and the City  

Jul 09 6:00pm Washington, DC

The Phillips Collection

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 Lura Johnson, piano

 PostClassical Ensemble
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor



Copland: Piano Variations (1930, pub. 1932)
Copland: Quiet City (1941)
“The City” DVD – The classic 1939 documentary film with a newly recorded soundtrack, recorded by PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducting



Aaron Copland, born in Brooklyn, both implicitly and explicitly evokes urban landscapes in his Piano Variations and Quiet City for chamber orchestra, both of which are performed live at this event — followed by a screening of the The City (1939), with Copland’s most vivid and important film score (as re-recorded by PostClassical Ensemble). This 40-minute documentary, conceived by Lewis Mumford, juxtaposes urban chaos with Mumford’s “greenbelt” panacea, embraced by the New Deal. The program concludes with a conversation featuring Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Joseph Horowitz of  PostClassical Ensemble, led by Caroline Mousset, Director of Music at The Phillips Collection.  

Admission: $30/members $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1600 21st St. NW. Venue phone: (202) 387-2151.

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