Well, not officially. I don’t know if there even is a BSO Day. But since I have any number of bits of BSO news and info for you, I dub today the unofficial one.
- This week’s BSO concert is “Underground Railroad: An Evening with Kathleen Battle,” and features – prepare to be shocked – soprano Kathleen Battle. There are no program notes, but Battle seems to be something of a big shot in vocal circles and the musical selections include African-American spirituals, hymns, and “musical majesty” (way to be vague, brochure). The Strathmore concert is on Thursday, May 27 and the Meyerhoff concert is on Saturday, May 29. Both concerts are at 8 pm and I’m told there will be no late entry.
- The BSA’s Designers’ Show House closes its doors for good on May 30. For those unaware, the Show House features interior decoration from local decorator and landscaping businesses and you are free to purchase everything you see with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the BSO’s education programs. Click here for more information.
- Speaking of education programs, the new website highlighting the BSO’s OrchKids is now up! Check it out.
- The BSO summer season has been announced! I’ll likely do a post about this in more detail as the time draws nearer, but in the mean time click here to see what they’re offering. There’s a beatboxer! Really.
- Win tickets to Brahms and baseball! Take in the BSO’s performance of Brahms’ A German Requiem and follow it with the only logical conclusion: THE NATIONALS VS. THE WHITE SOX! It’s what Brahms would’ve wanted, I’m sure.
Further updates as events warrant!