Overture Magazine - 2015-2016 Season March-April 2016 - Page 6

{ IN tempo The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra NEWS OF NOTE Choral Arts Society of Washington Steph en Elli ot t Dr. Dog (Pulse Series) {I n Pa rt n e r sh ip} A Tale of Two Cities The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra {I n Vogu e} Mingle at the Meyerhoff Forget clubbing, the BSO post-concert scene is the hottest ticket in town. This new series of concert after-parties treats select guests to drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and the chance to mix with musicians in the Meyerhoff’s Second Space. Mingle events are one of the many ways that the BSO is reaching out to engage its younger patrons, and the season’s remaining get-togethers follow Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on April 8 and Holst’s The Planets on May 20. Passport members and patrons who have attended Pulse concerts are invited, as well as members from select young professional groups and from Baltimore’s music and art scene. The Second Space lounge is spruced up with artwork and décor loaned to the BSO by Nouveau Home & Interior Design. Are you a young patron looking to Mingle with other young music-lovers? We’d love to meet you. has reached across the beltway and will join forces with two choral tours de force this spring: on March 4-6, the University of Maryland Concert Choir, directed by Edward Maclary, joins the BSO to perform Brahms’ German Requiem with Markus Stenz at the podium. On June 17–19, the BSO collaborates with The Choral Arts Society of Washington for the season finale performance of Verdi’s Requiem. “When we became the first American orchestra to perform year-round in two venues, we committed to engaging the region surrounding Strathmore,” says BSO President Paul Meecham. “There are so many phenomenal ensembles based in the D.C. area. Our partnerships with them enrich both the BSO and our audiences.” {I n Th e C it y} BSO Returns to Carnegie co u rtesy Maryl an d State Arch ive (…for the 39th time!) The City. Bartolomeo (right). 4 O v ertur e | www. bsomusic .org On April 16th, the BSO makes its 39th appearance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, which is celebrating its own 125th anniversary. The BSO and Carnegie marked their anniversaries by jointly commissioning The City (Symphony No. 5), a new multimedia work by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts. This dynamic piece celebrates the vibrancy of cities, and Baltimore in particular, and will be paired with a film created by Baltimore-native multimedia artist James Bartolomeo. Also part of the Carnegie concert is another Symphony No. 5—Gustav Mahler’s propulsive Fifth Symphony. Marin Alsop launched her tenure in September 2007 with this seminal work and has likened Mahler’s Fifth to “climbing Mt. Everest for conductors.”