The BSO’s Symphony in the City series is back! Symphony in the City brings the Orchestra out of the concert hall and into community locations across Baltimore City. This concert led by BSO Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush in partnership with the Friends of Patterson Park, includes a combination of classical favorites paired with pop music specially arranged for Wordsmith to perform with the BSO.
The BSO’s Symphony in the City series is back! Symphony in the City brings the Orchestra out of the concert hall and into community locations across Baltimore City. Led by BSO Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush and featuring spoken word artist, Wordsmith, in partnership with the Friends of Patterson Park include a combination of classical favorites paired with pop music specially arranged for Wordsmith to perform with the BSO.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Patterson Park Observatory: 2601 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon’s sensational technique and deep musicality have made him a most exciting and highly regarded pianist on the international stage. As a soloist he has been a welcome guest in concert series and festivals such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and London’s Wigmore Hall.
3 days of LIVE Music and more at the top of the Chesapeake. Headliners include Shemekia Copeland, Raul Midon, Gunhild Carling, Felix Pastorius & the Hipster Assassins, Kelly Bell Band. Free 1-hour shows at the Integrity Real Estate/Key Title Locals Stage on Pennington. Beer/Wine garden, vendors, Family FunDay Sunday.
In this “tour de force” concert, Byron Stripling showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton in addition to blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Stripling’s entertaining and humorous vignettes about the music and its creators, with a finale that closes with an unforgettable toe-tapping jam session, are not to be missed. Stripling is joined by keyboardist Bobby Floyd of the Ray Charles, Dr. John, and Count Basie Bands.
Baltimore Choral Arts presents Mozart Requiem Reframed.
In Mozart Requiem Reframed, we premiere a commission by Morgan State University alumna Jasmine Barnes. The work pulls inspiration from the Mozart Requiem to reflect on Baltimore today with texts by Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. We also premiere Music Director Anthony Blake Clark’s new edition of the Mozart Requiem, joined by The Carter Legacy Singers. This concert will be recorded for a new commercial album, our first in more than a decade.
British cellist Steven Isserlis frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic, and Zurich Tonhalle. He is also a children’s book author, publishing “Why Beethoven Threw the Stew” and “Why Handel Waggled His Wig” in 2006. Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen will accompany Steven Isserlis.
Join Bach in Baltimore's orchestra for the final concert of the 2021-2022 season--a lively send-off to summer featuring a quintet of concertos from some of our other choice Baroque composers, including Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and CPE Bach. Our concert finale of the season features instrumentation on the organ, flute, oboe, viola d’amore, and oboe d’amore. The viola d’amore and oboe d’amore were popular instruments during the Baroque period–but are a rare find to hear live today!
North African Desert Blues Master
"The Sultan of Shred" - New York Times
"One of the world’s greatest living blues guitarists." - New York Times
Guitarist Omara Moctar aka Bombino is a driving force of one of the most significant and successful breaking world genres since reggae music, Tichumaren, or North African desert blues in Tamasheq, the Tuareg language.
Desdemona – June 7 & 8 and Othello – June 14 & 15
An epic theater experience in two evenings.
Audiences experience Toni Morrison’s shattering and meditative play Desdemona, told with the music of the immortal Nina Simone, featuring world- renowned crossover soprano Claron McFadden. The work comes to life within a sculpture installation by renowned visual artist Maya Freelon.
Back and in-person for the 35th Anniversary season, Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Free LakeFest Weekend is June 10-12, 2022, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront! This fun and inclusive FREE three-day outdoor festival features a variety of live music and arts performances, Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show, interactive entertainment for all ages, cult-classic movie screenings, festival food favorites, and beer garden. More than a dozen live performances will be showcased, including Australian-based touring company Sway, The Reminders, Lakou Mizik, The 19th Street Band, and more.
Established in 1994, SWAY is a much-celebrated touring company that fuses theatre, dance, and circus in performances that have amazed well over a million people in over 40 countries, including at the Sochi Olympic Games. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop twelve-foot flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles to the delight of their audiences.
Four-time Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the BSO for Beethoven’s lyrical Violin Concerto in D Major, a work that pushed the boundaries of the concerto and still thrills audiences today. Sir Andrew Davis, Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents two picturesque and evocative tales from the English repertoire, a passionate work from Delius’ opera A Village Romeo and Juliet and Elgar’s masterful tone poem Falstaff.
Charm City Ballet (CCB) presents the premiere of their full-length ballet production of Alice in Wonderland. CCB was voted "Best Dance Program" and "Best Performance Arts Program" in Baltimore's Child 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, and was also voted "Best Dance Company" in MD Theatre Guide's Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Original scoring, choreography, and sets combine to bring this story to life. Join us, for this family friendly experience, as we bring this magical story to the stage.
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world. The band brings together musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.
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