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Baltimore Symphony announces 2013-14 season

Baltimore Symphony announces 2013-14 season

There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion.

“Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a personal loss, the beauty of humanity comes out in art,” said BSO music director Marin Alsop. “Great art brings us together in a very authentic and pure way.”   

The season will feature Benjamin Britten’s large-scale, profoundly moving “War Requiem” from 1962, written for the reconsecration of England’s Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in 1940 by bombing. The score combines the Latin Mass for the Dead with poetry of Wilfred Owen, who was killed...