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Baltimore Symphony Wins American Marketing Association Marketing Excellence Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Earlier this week, the American Marketing Association (AMA) - Baltimore presented the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) with the Marketing Excellence Award for Best Advertising Campaign for its ongoing Musicians Campaign. The 2013 campaign, comprising of 20 unique and disarming photos featuring members of the BSO as real and relatable individuals, was the brainchild of BSO Vice President of Marketing and Communications Eileen Andrews, BSO Art Director Elisa Watson and photographer James Bartolomeo, who served as the project's creative director. By celebrating the BSO's world-class musicians in less formal and more personal ways, the initiative allows the public to feel a connection to these artists that they otherwise would not. This award-wining campaign complements the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop's commitments to being a leader and innovator in the field for accessibility and audience engagement. (more...)

Jack Everly to Step In for Marin Alsop for BSO's Charlie Chaplin Concerts, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to a sudden family emergency, Maestra Marin Alsop will not be conducting the January 30-February 1 performances of two classic 1920's Charlie Chaplin films, The Idle Class and The Kid. The BSO is very grateful to Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly for stepping in at short notice to lead this weekend's performances. The program will remain unchanged. (more...)

George Takei Set for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for Sci-Fi Spectacular!, 2/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Hosted by George Takei and led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents Sci-Fi Spectacular!, Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 8p.m. and Sunday, February 23 at 3p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform Charlie Chaplin's THE IDLE CLASS & THE KID, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop leads the BSO in a performance of Charlie Chaplin's cinematic masterpieces The Idle Class and The Kid on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. The evening will include screenings of Chaplin's silent films, with the BSO performing the accompanying soundtracks live, building on the two prior successful pairings of Chaplin's famed films with his original scores. Further, February 7, 2014 marks the centennial of the appearance of Chaplin's Little Tramp on the silver screen, in the Keystone Studios comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice. (more...)

BSO to Perform Marvin Hamlisch Tribute Concert, 1/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Orchestra in a special tribute concert to its former pops conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch, on Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring lead singer Marissa McGowan, the BSO will perform some of Hamlisch's best-known works, including "They're Playing Our Song," "The Way We Were" and "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Performs World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

On the heels of Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff's Carnegie Hall debut and five-city tour of the song cycle 'Monica Songs' in October 2013, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, performs the world premiere of his Guitar Concerto tonight, January 9 and January 12, 2014 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The work features acclaimed guitarist and fellow Baltimorean Manuel Barrueco. (more...)

BSO Appoints Jack Fishman as Vice President of External Affairs at Strathmore
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has appointed Jack Fishman as its new vice president of external affairs for the BSO at Strathmore, a position he will start on January 2, 2014. Mr. Fishman brings more than 20 years of orchestral and arts management leadership experience to the BSO, most recently serving as president and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony from 2008 through 2012. He has also held leadership roles at the symphony orchestras of Long Beach (Calif.), Amarillo (Texas) and Jacksonville (Fla.). With his extensive experience in fundraising and marketing, Mr. Fishman will lead the BSO's strategy for growth as it seeks to increase its impact and presence in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony to Perform World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto, 1/9 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

On the heels of Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff's Carnegie Hall debut and five-city tour of the song cycle "Monica Songs" in October 2013, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, performs the world premiere of his Guitar Concerto on January 9 & 12, 2014 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The work features acclaimed guitarist and fellow Baltimorean Manuel Barrueco. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 's Fifth Annual BSO Academy Week Set for June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce the launch of its fifth annual BSO Academy Week as well as a new Academy program specifically designed for aspiring and experienced music educators, the BSO Music Educators Academy. From Saturday, June 14 through Saturday, June 21, 2014 instrumentalists from across the country are invited to rehearse and perform side-by-side with BSO musicians and Music Director Marin Alsop in an intensive music 'fantasy' camp. The BSO's Academy Week was notably featured in The New York Times and has become a popular destination for amateur musicians from across the country. From Monday, July 7 through Saturday, July 12, 2014 instrumental and vocal music educators will take part in the first-ever week-long orchestral immersion program playing side-by-side with BSO musicians and expert faculty to improve musicianship, performance technique, conducting skills, improvisation, arranging, practice techniques and ensemble skills. A distinctive professional development program, qualifying participants in the BSO Music Educators Academy may obtain three graduate credits through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Please see below for complete registration details. (more...)

Astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio to Join BSO for THE PLANETS, 11/7 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce that internationally-known astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio will join Music Director Marin Alsop as a special guest throughout next week's presentation of Gustav Holst's The Planets. On Thursday, November 7 and Sunday, November 10 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Dr. Livio will deliver a brief on-stage introduction to The Planets with supplementary images. For the Off the Cuff performances on Friday, November 8 at the Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, November 9 at the Meyerhoff, Dr. Livio will join Maestra Alsop on stage and provide additional scientific perspectives for the audience. (more...)

Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present Gustav Holt's THE PLANETS, 11/7 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Music Director Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Gustav Holst's influential work The Planets onThursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. A women's chorus from the Baltimore Choral Arts Society will join the Orchestra from offstage to perform the tone poem's final moment, Neptune, the Mystic. Also on the program is Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, performed by Leila Josefowicz, and Leopold Stokowski's 20th century arrangement of Bach's Toccata & Fugue. Maestra Alsop kicks off the first Off the Cuff series this season with a closer look into Holst's work, exploring its present-day relevance on Friday, November 8 at 8:15 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and on Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. All four concerts will feature high-definition images from space projected onto a screen suspended above the orchestra. (more...)

Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present WAR REQUIEM, 11/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop leads the BSO and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in the centerpiece of the BSO's 2013-2014 season, Britten's War Requiem on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8 p.m. and Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. The program also features soprano Tamara Wilson, tenor Nicolas Phan, bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and the Peabody Children's Chorus. These performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth on November 22, 1913. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway Joins BSO on THE STREISAND SONGBOOK, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly kicks off his 11th Pops season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in The Streisand Songbook with Ann Hampton Callaway tonight, October 10 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Sunday, October 13 at 3 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will sing some of Barbra Streisand's biggest hits, including favorites from Broadway musicals as Funny Girl to film hits such as A Star is Born. Furthermore, Maestro Everly will lead Callaway in a post-concert performance in the Meyerhoff lobby on Friday, October 11. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Releases Midweek Teachers' Resource Guides
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces its release of their all-new Midweek Teachers' Resource Guides for use in conjunction with the BSO's Midweek Education Concerts. The easy-to-use guides connect each Midweek Education concert to essential curricular subjects, and introduce fun, exciting and innovative ways for teachers to provide deeper learning opportunities for their students. Each guide includes musical, STEM and language arts resources for What Beethoven Heard (October 30 & 31, 2013), The Snowman (December 5 & 6, 2013), America the Beautiful (February 4 & 5, 2014) and Carnival of the Animals (February 6 & 7, 2014).Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Conducting Fellow Alexandra Arrieche to Remain with BSO Through 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Peabody Conservatory announced today that BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow Alexandra Arrieche will extend her appointment through the 2013-2014 season. Ms. Arrieche began her Fellowship at the start of the 2012-2013 season, receiving a full tuition scholarship to complete a one-year artist diploma program at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. Now that Ms. Arrieche has completed her degree, the fellowship has been restructured to include a larger level of commitment to conducting at the BSO. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Road Scholar Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) launches the Road Scholar program, through which participants will gain a closer look at the inner functions of the BSO. Established in 1975, Road Scholar, a national organization that facilitates educational travel programs across the world, offers participants once-in-a-lifetime experiences delivered by local and world-renowned experts. Experiences include in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural excursions and study cruises to walking, biking and more. (more...)

BSO Kicks Off 2013-14 Music Box Series For Kids 6 Months to 3 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the 2013-2014 season programming for the popular Music Box Series, a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. The series debuted at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last season and was wildly popular, with all of the sessions reaching capacity. The BSO will now offer the program at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Join BSO on THE STREISAND SONGBOOK, 10/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly kicks off his 11th Pops season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in The Streisand Songbook with Ann Hampton Callaway on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Sunday, October 13 at 3 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will sing some of Barbra Streisand's biggest hits, including favorites from Broadway musicals as Funny Girl to film hits such as A Star is Born. Furthermore, Maestro Everly will lead Callaway in a post-concert performance in the Meyerhoff lobby on Friday, October 11. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead BSO, Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in AGE OF ANXIETY, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Music Director Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "Age of Anxiety" on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, September 27, 2013 and Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major and Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

BSO Opens 2013-14 Season with Scheherazade & 1812 Overture, Sept. 20-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, andSaturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the program is the United States' premiere of the BSO co-commission of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto, performed by Tim McAllister. BSO opens the subscription season with a performance of the national anthem, arranged by James Lee III. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

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