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Sunday, May 1st, 2016
BSO: Variations On A Rococo Theme | 8:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- 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
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.Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Joe DiMaggio Major League Debut | NATL - MLB- On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Cinco de Mayo | NATL - Seasonal- Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Stock Market Crash of 1893 | NATL - Historical- Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
National Day of Prayer | NATL - Public Interest- The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
Friday, May 6th, 2016
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
First Presidential Inaugural Ball | NATL - Historical- On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
Kentucky Derby | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
National Cosmopolitan Day | NATL - Trivia- A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
BSO: A Celebration of Uncommon Women | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- 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
Chanson du Toréador
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.Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
Mother's Day | NATL - National Holidays- Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
BSO: Beethoven's Emperor | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- 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.Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
Friday, May 13th, 2016
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Music Box Series: Life In the Water | 10:00am - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- Shannan E. Johnson, host
Experience a sea of musical delight. Sing about frogs and fish, and dive into music all about the water. 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.
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.Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore MD 21201Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
BSO Off the Cuff: Beethoven's Emperor | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- John Adams, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Post-minimalist composer John Adams directs renowned and award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk in Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto. Written while Beethoven was riding out the French siege of Vienna in the cellar of a friend, the composer’s fifth piano concerto is an affirmation of heroic spirit in the midst of what Beethoven called “Nothing but drums, cannons, human misery of every sort!”
It's fun. It's laid back. It's Off the Cuff.
The story meets the score in our Centennial Off the Cuff series. Explore the backstory on classical music's greatest works and discover their secrets, scandals and twists. This unique series engages you in an entertaining and informative format, including a thrilling performance of the music.Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Mount Saint Helen Eruption | NATL - Historical- On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Amelia Earhart Atlantic Crossing | NATL - Historical- On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
Friday, May 20th, 2016
BSO: The Planets | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BSO, Meyerhoff, classical music, music, arts- 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.Meyerhoff Box Office 410.783.8000
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