When Marin Alsop's inaugural season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was announced last year, the substantial number of contemporary composers represented in the programming wasn't surprising. Everyone expected Alsop to spice things up with the sounds of our times.
If you go The BSO performs at 8 tonight at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $44-$84. Call 410-783-8000 or 877-276-1444, or go to bsomusic.org.