BSO 1998-1999 Concert Calendar


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced its schedule for next season. Performances for the Casual Concerts are identified with an asterisk (*).

Celebrity Series

Sept. 17-19

Gunther Herbig, conductor

Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture

Steven Stucky: Guitar Concerto (world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica"

Oct. 8-9 (Oct. 10 - Casual)

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Bridgett Hooks, soprano

Lars Vogt, piano

Beethoven: "Ah! Perfido" *

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 *

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale"

Oct. 15-16

Lan Shui, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Mendelssohn: "Ruy Blas" Overture

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1

R. Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

R. Strauss: Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"

Oct. 29-30

Hans Graf, conductor

Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet

W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 1

Leopold Mozart: Trumpet Concerto in D major

Daniel Bortz: Songs and Dances for Trumpet and Orchestra

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Nov. 19-21

David Zinman, conductor

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Steven Mackey: "Eating Greens"

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Dvorak: Symphony No. 5

Jan. 7-8

Concert & Conversation

Saturday, January 9

George Pehlivanian, conductor

Elmar Oliveira, violinist

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, "Organ"

Jan. 21-22 (Jan. 23 - Casual)

David Zinman, conductor

Radu Lupu, piano

Elgar: "Cockaigne" Overture, opus 40

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

Dance Mix *

Feb. 4-6

Gunther Herbig, conductor

Lynn Harrell, cello

Mozart: "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Feb. 18-19

Jeffrey Tate, conductor

Wendy Neilson, soprano

Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano

Stuart Neill, tenor

Nathan Berg, bass

Baltimore Symphony Chorus

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Feb. 25-26 (Feb 27 - Casual)

Mario Venzago, conductor

Robert Levin, piano

Luigi Nono: "Incontri"

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 *

Ravel: "Daphnis and Chloe" Suite No. 2

Ravel: "La Valse" *

March 18 - 20

Jeffrey Tate, conductor

Andre Watts, piano

Grieg: "Two Norwegian Airs," opus 64

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

March 25-26 (March 27 - Casual)

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

Pamela Frank, violin

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" overture

Barber: Violin Concerto *

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 *

April 15-- 16 (April 17 - Casual)

James DePreist, conductor

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 *

April 29-May 1

Bobby McFerrin, conductor and vocalist

Harolyn Blackwell, soprano

Sanford Sylvan, baritone

Baltimore Symphony Chorus

Mozart: "Exsultate, jubilate"

Bobby McFerrin vocal solos

Faure: Requiem

May 20-21 (May 22 - Casual)

Robert Spano, conductor

Sarah Chang, violin

George Walker: Lyric for Strings *

Dvorak: Violin Concerto *

Stravinsky: "The Rite of Spring"

May 28

Daniel Hege, conductor

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

Walton: Viola Concerto

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Favorites Series

Sept. 25-27

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Korliss Uecker, soprano

Norine Burgess, mezzo-soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Eric Owens, bass

Baltimore Symphony Chorus

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Beethoven: Mass in C major, selections

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Oct. 23-25

Hans Graf, conductor

Tamaki Kawakubo, violin

Sibelius: "Finlandia"

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Nov. 13-15

Sergiu Comissiona, conductor

Anne Akiko-Meyers, violin

Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons"

Rossini: "William Tell" Overture

Respighi: "Roman Festivals"

Jan. 15-17

Libor Pesek, conductor

Awadagin Pratt, piano

Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

Feb. 12-13

David Lockington, conductor

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

Copland: "Appalachian Spring"

Wagner: "Tannhauser" Overture

March 12-14

Mario Venzago, conductor

Kennedy, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Brahms: Violin Concerto

April 23-25

Daniel Hege, conductor

Orchestra soloists

Handel: "Water Music," selections

Bach: "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2

Telemann: Concerto for Flute and Oboe d'Amore

Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante

May 7-9

Bobby McFerrin, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 29

Bobby McFerrin vocal solos

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

June 11-13

Gunther Herbig, conductor

Herbert Greenberg, violin

Janice Chandler, soprano

Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano

Anthony Griffey, tenor

Richard Zeller, bass

Baltimore-Symphony Chorus

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

SuperPops Series

Oct. 1-4.

Gershwin hits

Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

Larry Adler, harmonica

Nov. 5-8.

Harry Belafonte performing with his band (the BSO will not perform)

Nov. 27-29.

Viennese waltzes, polkas and more

Erich Kunzel, conductor

Robert McDuffie, violin

Jan. 28-30.

American composers, from Bernstein to Cole Porter

Peter Nero, conductor, pianist

March 5-7.

Patti LuPone and BSO perform Broadway hits

April 8-11.

Harp playing and jazz/pop vocals

Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

Deborah Henson-Conant, jazz harpist

May 13-15.

Show tunes from "The King & I," "Oklahoma," "South Pacific" and more

Edward Polochick, conductor

Baltimore Symphony Chorus

June 3-6.

Big band salute to Duke Ellington

Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

Classically Kids

Nov. 14.

Classics portraying the mysteries of water

Daniel Hege, conductor

Rheda Becker, narrator

Jan. 30.

Spotlight on BSO's trumpet, trombone, horn and tuba players with "1812 Overture."

Daniel Hege, conductor

Rheda Becker, narrator

May 8.

Bobby McFerrin, conductor

Musical Adventures

Dec. 5.

Story of Cinderella by Landis and Company Theater of Magic

Daniel Hege, conductor

Rheda Becker, narrator

Feb. 13.

ABCs of music and the story of Babar, put to music by Poulenc

Daniel Hege, conductor

Rheda Becker, narrator

Rae Owings, artist

April 24.

Biggest and smallest, loudest and softest of orchestra's instrument families

Daniel Hege, conductor

Rheda Becker, narrator

Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers

Meet Us at the Meyerhoff

Oct. 11.

Re-creation of Beethoven's famous four-hour concert of 1808, when he introduced the Fifth and Sixth symphonies and the Fourth Piano Concerto

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Oct. 31.

Spooky music for Halloween -- kids, wear your costume

Daniel Hege, conductor

Nov. 25.

Trumpeter Doc Severinsen leads his big band

Dec. 8.

Seasonal favorites with the Vienna Boys Choir celebrating 500 years

Dec. 11.

Thomas Wilkins conducts Christmas spirituals and cultural music

Dec. 15.

Seasonal favorites with the Canadian Brass

Dec. 18-19

Ed Polochick, conductor

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Handel's "Messiah"

Dec. 19.

Holiday program for kids with a visit from Santa.

Daniel Hege, conductor

May 11

Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra


Series prices vary according to number of concerts chosen and seat selection. Discounts are available for seniors and students. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 8. Tickets for all "Meet Us at the Meyerhoff" concerts must be purchased separately.

SuperPops Series: six or eight concerts, $111-$461.

Celebrity: six, eight, 12 or 16 concerts, $113-$890.

Casual: six concerts, $76-$180.

Favorites: six or nine concerts, $119-$495.

Classically Kids: three concerts (ages 7-12), $67.50.

Musical Adventures: three concerts (ages 3-6), $67.50.

For ticket orders and information: 410-783-8000; online information:

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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