Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Prepares For New Season

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is bustling with musicians as the BSO gets ready for its new season.

Andrea Fujii reports this year they’ll be sharing their talent with the West Coast.

Each new season brings excitement to 26-year symphony veteran Greg Mulligan.

“Because it’s a live performance, it’s always a little bit fresh,” the violinist said.

This year’s theme is all about powerful women in American history. They’ll be performing more than 30 shows, including musical works about Joan of Arc and Harriet Tubman. They’re conducted by the first female to lead a major symphony.

“It gives us an opportunity to have a great discussion about the issues of women in leadership roles,” BSO conductor Marin Alsop said.

The new season starts in September, and next March they’ll tour the West Coast, with stops in California and Oregon.

“Maybe if they have one vision from television of what Baltimore’s like, then they hear this world-class orchestra, it can kind of change their view,” Alsop said.

“Enveloped by sound, it can be a life-changing experience,” Mulligan said.

Show tickets for next season start at $20. Click here to see the entire schedule or buy tickets.

  • oscar arvelo

    I think they should do the accompanying music for Lady GaGa, Adele & Lady Antlebellum. Maybe then the people would come out & support the classics. If done tastefully, it could be wonderful. I have seen what Procol Harum, Billy Joel & Aerosmith have done live with orchestras. Marvelous.

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