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Happy BSO Day!

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!

About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.


8 thoughts on “Happy BSO Day!

  1. Brahms & Baseball! Fantastic! I wonder if the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra does something similar… if not, I wonder if the Atlanta WIND Symphony could do something similar…

    Thanks for the post!

    Peace out –

    Dr. Carney

    Posted by Dr. Carney | May 25, 2010, 2:26 pm
  2. Well, its early… and its the NL… you never know. But seriously, that’s a really neat promotional idea. Brahms may or may not agreed with it, but hopefully it will expose a few more persons to the beauty of Brahms! Or baseball, depending on the deficiency… 😉

    Posted by Dr. Carney | May 25, 2010, 3:04 pm
  3. I found this search the inter-web, which would NEVER lie, regarding Fantasia 2000:

    If Disney have spent sixty years tossing ideas for a sequel around, then some of the ideas that were rejected must have been fairly corny. (One would have loved to have seen Salvador Dali’s idea of “basketball as a metaphor for life” that is mentioned).

    Is that what you’re referring to? I did not find any mention of music asociated with that statement however… Does that jar your memory at all?

    Posted by Dr. Carney | May 25, 2010, 10:55 pm
    • Not as such, but it did inspire me to look it up on YouTube; I did remember who said it (Bette Midler) and which segment she introduced (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krMvlYxWe2c). Turns out they don’t mention any specific music for the baseball concept, but it is mentioned after a concept for Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” Maybe it was mention to be implicit that the music was to be the same? In which case… well, I don’t know, Mr. Dali…

      Posted by Jenn | May 25, 2010, 11:09 pm
  4. searchING.


    Santa, I want spell-check for Christmas.


    Dr. Carney

    Posted by Dr. Carney | May 25, 2010, 10:56 pm

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