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Peter T. Kjome Named President and CEO of Baltimore Symphony OrchestraPeter T. Kjome Named President and CEO of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the appointment of Peter T. Kjome as President and CEO. Kjome currently serves as the President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) and will assume his new duties on February 1, 2017. (more...)

Nashville's Frist Center to Open Exhibit 'Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise'Nashville's Frist Center to Open Exhibit 'Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Newcomb arts and crafts in more than a quarter century. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie HallMarin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) -- currently celebrating its centennial season -- in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage today, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring GalaMichael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?In one of D.C.'s social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's immortal Motown hit-maker, the late singer Marvin Gaye, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The evening's program celebrates Gaye's enigmatic and innovative contributions to the Motown sound during the peak of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, and his musical influence that spans generations. Hosted by actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg, the gala performance is headlined by multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Buble, and features a talented, all-star cast including Andra Day, Ledisi, and Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX hit show, Empire. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie HallMarin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony in Mahler and Puts at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) -- currently celebrating its centennial season -- in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Continue Celebration of Centennial YearBaltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Continue Celebration of Centennial Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) have announced the Orchestra's 2016-2017 season, its tenth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. (more...)

BWW Review: SUTTON FOSTER Sparkles in Performance with the Baltimore SymphonyBWW Review: SUTTON FOSTER Sparkles in Performance with the Baltimore Symphony
by Charles Shubow - Feb 23, 2016

Principal Baltimore Symphony Pops Conductor Jack Everly presents top notch entertainment. (more...)

BSO Cancels Weekend Shows Due to Impending Winter WeatherBSO Cancels Weekend Shows Due to Impending Winter Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Due to the impending snowstorm, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has canceled its performances of "Pixar in Concert" scheduled for this weekend. The canceled performances are: (more...)

BSO Updates Performance Schedule Due to Impending Winter WeatherBSO Updates Performance Schedule Due to Impending Winter Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Due to the likely snowstorm this weekend, the start time of Pixar in Concert scheduled for Friday, January 22, 8:00pm at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall will be changed to 6:00pm. In addition, the performance will be without intermission, allowing audience and performers to leave by 7:30 pm. The current forecast projects a start time of precipitation falling in Baltimore between 8 pm and 9 pm on Friday. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony OrchestraBrian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - Dec 10, 2015

'Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell is THE highlight of this holiday season. (more...)

'WOMEN, ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE' Pottery Exhibition to Open 1/31 at Grand Rapids Art Museum'WOMEN, ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE' Pottery Exhibition to Open 1/31 at Grand Rapids Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI - Newcomb Pottery is considered one of the most significant collections of American art pottery of the 20th century, with each piece critically acclaimed and highly coveted. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service has partnered with Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University to present the largest, most comprehensive Newcomb Pottery collection to tour the country in nearly three decades. Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise will be on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from January 31, 2016 through April 17, 2016 before continuing on its nine-city national tour. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Welcomes Anna Clyne for ResidencyBaltimore Symphony Welcomes Anna Clyne for Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced a residency during the 2015-16 season with composer Anna Clyne. The residency will be comprised of three visits with the Orchestra, collaborative education activities with Baltimore City students, participation in a V-log on BSOMusic.org, a visit to an OrchKids school site, a collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art, and two performances of her orchestral music, culminating in the world premiere of a new work, commissioned by Bonnie McElveen-Hunter for the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop in honor of Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker. Clyne, 35, known for her collaborations with cutting edge visual artists, dancers, and artists of multiple genres, will compose a piece for full orchestra that will be inspired by the contemporary art collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The work will have its world premiere at The Music Center at Strathmore on May 7, 2016 and will be performed at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on May 8, 2016. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concert Series PULSEBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concert Series PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is partnering with WTMD 89.7 to present a new concert series, PULSE, pairing members of the orchestra with prominent indie bands to explore musical connections that cross genres. The bands and concert dates are:Dawes (Thursday, September 24, 2015); Wye Oak (Thursday, November 12, 2015); Dr. Dog (Thursday, March 24, 2016); and The Lone Bellow (Thursday, April 28, 2016). Each show opens with a performance by members of the orchestra conducted by BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh followed by a set featuring the headliner band, and will culminate with the two groups performing on stage together. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with All-Star CANDIDE TonightBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with All-Star CANDIDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) - For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide tonight, June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me," and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Presents A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS This WeekendBaltimore Symphony Presents A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in the final SuperPops program of the season, a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. (more...)

BSO Hosts 8th Annual 'O, Say Can You Sing?' Competition TodayBSO Hosts 8th Annual 'O, Say Can You Sing?' Competition Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Capitalizing on the appeal of singing-competition shows like 'American Idol' and 'The Voice,' the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) hosts its eighth annual singing competition, 'O, Say Can You Sing?' tonight, May 28, 2015. Contestants will audition for a panel of three judges for the chance to sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner' alongside the BSO in front of thousands of patrons at the BSO's annual Star-Spangled Spectacular concerts held at Baltimore County's Oregon Ridge Park on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015. Please see below for complete competition and event details. (more...)

Sutton Foster to Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO Concerts in 2016Sutton Foster to Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO Concerts in 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced today that Broadway starlet Sutton Foster will make her BSO debut in concerts February 18, 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore and February 19-21, 2016 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. She replaces Mandy Patinkin, who has regrettably withdrawn from his previously scheduled performances of Mandy Patinkin: In Concert, due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

BSO Performs Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church TonightBSO Performs Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert tonight, May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, TodayThe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert on May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). Last week musicians of the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop performed an impromptu open-air concert outside its home, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, providing a respite from protests and violence for over 1,000 members of the community. This Today, musicians from the BSO and Alsop will team up with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, the BSO's inner-city after-school program OrchKids, Peabody Institute, Baltimore School for the Arts, and musicians from City College in a program dedicated to the resilience of the people of Baltimore and the future promise of Charm City. Mount Lebanon Baptist Church's pastor, Dr. Franklin Lance, will open the program with welcome remarks and will be joined by Delegate Barbara A. Robinson. (more...)

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