Garrick Ohlsson

BSO to feature 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr., massive Messiaen work in 2018-2019

BSO to feature 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr., massive Messiaen work in 2018-2019

Among several unusual experiences planned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season is the ensemble’s first performance of an incomparable 20th-century work by Olivier Messiaen about life and love that requires massive forces, including an eerie electronic instrument called the ondes Martenot.

On the opposite side of the spectrum will be a concert with the BSO debut of exceptional actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr., who won the 2018 best actor Tony Award for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway mega-hit musical “Hamilton.”

“This season demonstrates the incredible versatility of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in classical repertoire, movies and more,” says BSO...

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