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The BSO hits another expressive peak with semi-staging of 'Candide'

The BSO hits another expressive peak with semi-staging of 'Candide'

You could say the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra saved the best for last this season. Sure, there were all those notable concerts of Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich and the usual suspects. But the BSO's terrific version of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" led by Marin Alsop and featuring a whole lot of talent packed onstage is among the most satisfying BSO ventures of any recent season. Not a big surprise, really. Alsop, who was mentored by Bernstein, has long championed his music, which she has programmed frequently and rewardingly. The production of Bernstein’s "Mass" she conducted a few years ago hit a memorable expressive peak. This "Candide" hit...

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