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A feast of sonic showpieces brings out the best in Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony
A feast of sonic showpieces brings out the best in Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony

After experiencing rapture and ecstasy, a megalomaniacal trip is the natural next step. That's the irresistible progression of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's latest program. Music director Marin Alsop has chosen three sonic showpieces from different times and places, each reflecting a brilliant understanding of how to maximize the orchestral palette. This isn't just a sound-fest, though, since the works also have in common very engaging ideas behind all the luxuriant notes. From our own era comes "Rapture," a 2000 work by eminent Baltimore-born and -based composer Christopher Rouse, who was on hand Thursday night at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to take a bow. ...

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