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BSO's second New Music Festival to offer another colorful mix of works by living composers

BSO's second New Music Festival to offer another colorful mix of works by living composers

With warm weather, many an orchestra slips into a mode of super-popular classics (Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is a given) and other lighter fare. Although the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra certainly offers its share of this kind of programming — it will perform the soundtrack to a Harry Potter movie next month — there’s something meatier and more ambitious on tap, too.

For the second year in a row, the BSO New Music Festival will offer audiences an opportunity to dig into a rich assortment of works by living composers. The brain child of BSO music director Marin Alsop, the festival includes intimate-scaled events and a full orchestra concert.

“The programs bring together...

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