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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014 Summer Season at Oregon Ridge Park, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore
Summer programming includes classic film Casablanca, annual Star-Spangled Spectacular, All-Baroque and Beethoven programs and Video Games Live
Baltimore, Md. (April 11, 2014) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced its Summer 2014 concert season. Programs include a presentation of Michael Curtiz’s classic film Casablanca (June 12-14), the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge Park (July 3 & 4), All-Baroque (July 10 & 11) and All-Beethoven (July 24 & 25) celebrations at the Meyerhoff and Strathmore, and Video Games Live (July 26), an immersive concert event featuring music from an array of classic and contemporary video games at the Meyerhoff. Calendar and concert information is below. For more info please visit BSOmusic.org.
A Symphonic Night at the Movies: Casablanca
The summer begins with a presentation of the classic 1942 motion picture Casablanca… Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, the Academy Award-winning film brings hope and heartache to the big screen as the orchestra performs Max Steiner’s famous soundtrack live under the baton of Maestro Emil de Cou, June 12 & 13 at 8 p.m. at the Meyerhoff and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. at Strathmore.
A Star-Spangled Spectacular
Baltimore’s favorite Fourth of July tradition returns: the Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge Park (Cockeysville, Md.) on July 3 & 4 features patriotic favorites that culminate in a brilliant fireworks display. Actor and conductor Damon Gupton (seen in Unfaithful, The Last Airbender and FOX TV series “Rake”) leads soloist Soloman Howard and the BSO in selections such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and more. Each concert begins with the National Anthem, sung by the winner(s) of the BSO’s seventh annual “O, Say Can You Sing?” competition. (Full details about the competition, including audition information, will be announced at a later date.)
On July 10 at The Music Center at Strathmore and July 11 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney leads the orchestra in music by Baroque masters Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti. He is joined by BSO soloists Assistant Concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich, Principal Cello Dariusz Skoraczewski and Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio, and guest soprano Nola Richardson.
Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech makes his debut with the BSO in an All- Beethoven program July 24 at Strathmore and July 25 at the Meyerhoff. American rising star Andrew Staupe, also making his BSO debut, performs the masterful Third Piano Concerto. Beethoven’s inspired evocation of nature, the Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” brings the concert to a rousing conclusion.
Video Games Live
Music from the greatest and most popular video games of all time comes to the Meyerhoff on July 26, featuring Maestro Emmanuel Fratianni leading selections from MegaMan, Silent Hill 2, Metroid, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, Mass Effect, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Beyond Good & Evil and more. Video Games Live also includes music from the upcoming release Destiny and new arrangements from Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft. The immersive concert experience includes synchronized lighting, live action and audience interactivity, making it the biggest and most popular video game concert in the world.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Summer 2014 Events Calendar
A Symphonic Night at the Movies: Casablanca
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. – JMSH
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore
Emil de Cou, conductor
One of the greatest films of all time accompanied by your world-class BSO. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, this classic film brings hope and heartache to the big screen while the orchestra performs Max Steiner’s famous soundtrack.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Oregon Ridge Park
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Oregon Ridge Park
Damon Gupton, conductor
Soloman Howard, bass
Join the BSO for an all-American holiday celebration featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and more, choreographed to an amazing fireworks display! Plus hear the BSO’s “O, Say Can You Sing?” contest winner(s) perform the National Anthem. Arrive starting at 5 p.m. for fun activities for the kids and delicious eats from local food trucks.
Tickets are general admission lawn seating and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, BSOmusic.org or 410.783.8000 or at the park gate. Advanced tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children under 12. If purchased at the gate, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
Free parking is available at the Verizon lot on Shawan Road with shuttle to the park. Permits for onsite parking can be purchased for $12 in advance from the BSO Ticket Office or for $15 at the gate.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. and local vendors will be onsite with food and beverages available for purchase. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for a full evening of entertainment with the BSO.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. – The Music at Strathmore (Strathmore)
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Jonathan Carney, leader and violin
Nola Richardson, soprano
Igor Yuzefovich, violin
Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello
Andrew Balio, trumpet
J.S. Bach: Cantata BVW 51
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor
Scarlatti: “Su le sponde del Tebro”
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Beat the summer heat and stay indoors for a program of Baroque favorites including J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, featuring the BSO’s own soloists.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Strathmore
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. – JMSH
Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor (BSO debut)
Andrew Staupe, piano (BSO debut)
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Video Games Live
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. – JMSH
Tommy Tallarico, Host, Creator and Producer
Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor
Handel Choir of Baltimore – Arian Khaefi, Artistic Director
Music from the greatest video games of all time performed live with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featuring MegaMan, Silent Hill 2, Metroid, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, God of War, Mass Effect, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Beyond Good & Evil and music from the upcoming release Destiny, plus many more, including new arrangements from Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft!
While current at the time of publication, this calendar is subject to change. Updated calendars are issued regularly. For the most recent version, please contact the BSO Public Relations Office.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md.
Oregon Ridge Park is located at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Md.
Tickets for concerts at Oregon Ridge Park, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore can be purchased through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000, 877.BSO.1444 or BSOmusic.org.