The second stop in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's European tour this summer with music director Marin Alsop will find the ensemble making its debut Aug. 27 at the Proms, an extraordinary eight-week festival of daily concerts in London's 5,200-seat Royal Albert Hall.
The BSO, one of three professional American orchestras in this year's Proms lineup, will perform Dimitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and salute the Leonard Bernstein centennial year with two of that composer's works: Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety"), featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; and "Slava! A Political Overture."
As previously announced, the BSO, making its first international trip in 13 years and its first with Alsop, will start the tour with a debut at the Edinburgh Festival Aug. 24 and 25. The third and final stop will be announced next month.