There is a boatload of separate BSO concerts this weekend, but first!
Good news, rust buckets (The BSO is not referring to you as rust buckets; that’s particular to me)! The Rusty Musicians program is back! While away a series of evenings rehearsing and then performing with the BSO! The concert is on September 21 at the Meyerhoff and will feature Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and the finale to Stravinsky’s Firebird suite (oooh!). You still have to be 25 or older (boo, although I hear rumors – RUMORS, mind you – that there might be something for younger individuals in the works). Click here for more information.
That out of the way, let’s get down to brass tacks, whatever that means. It’s the last weekend of the BSO summer season!
Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm at the Meyerhoff, the BSO finally gets to play Porgy and Bess after it was snowed out in February. Gregory Mulligan wrote a very nice piece about this for the BSO blog and I recommend you read it right now; his blogging style has gotten so much more fluid! (Incidentally, our posts have the same title because I was typing it into Blogger for him, came up with that title, and figured, why try to improve upon perfection/Gershwin?)
Then on Friday, July 23 at 7:30 pm at the Meyerhoff again it’s music by Philip Glass and Frank Zappa, who are apparently both from Baltimore. There will be a beatboxer named Shodekeh. Really.
And finally, on Saturday, July 24 at 8 pm at Oregon Ridge Park, there is “Broadway Melodies.” You have three guesses as to what this is about and the first two don’t count. Fireworks follow!