Oh, hey! The BSO season is starting up again! It kicks off with a spectacular gala! And there’s a brand new a discount!!!
Backing up the gravy train: the BSO season begins with a gala celebration concert on September 11 at 8:30 at the Meyerhoff. Thanks to a donation by PNC Bank, tickets in the Grand Tier are now $25. We’re getting all kinds of Spanish up in the ‘Hoff , including but not limited to excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, a Spanish dance from Manuel de Falla, and my personal favorite, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the incomporable Astor Piazzolla. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is the guest violinist, and oh, there will be flamenco dancers. I mean, obviously.
(Shhh! Here’s a secret: There’s a special season preview concert on Friday, September 10, at 8 pm at the Meyerhoff, and tickets are only $10! Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in a collection of excerpts from the upcoming season, from Prokofiev to Schumann to Mahler. It’s not widely advertised, but there is a concert page here. It’s like a delicious musical sampler!)
Update! Starting at noon on Saturday, anyone with a current student ID can purchase tickets to the gala concert at the Meyerhoff box office for $10. Oh, I am so there.