Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Season Opener

Last Friday we attended the preseason game for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The evening featured a sampling of the offerings of the forthcoming season which gets underway this Thursday.

I used the sports analogy because in addition to our beloved Orioles and Ravens, the BSO is a major league team. We are indeed fortunate to have a world class orchestra with an “elite” conductor less than a half hours drive from HoCo.

Marin Aslop rocks. If you haven’t seen her put the orchestra through its paces, and you love music as I do, you owe it to yourself to catch at least one of their concerts.

There is a real HoCo connection to the BSO too, as a few of the orchestra members make their home here and contribute to the HoCo loco music scene as well. For instance, according to her bio on the orchestra website, violinist Wonju Kim is “a founding member of Music in Common, a Columbia-based concert series devoted to building new audiences for chamber music that was created by her late husband, Daniel Malkin.”

This season’s line up includes Beethoven’s Eroica on October 6th, the Vienna Boy’s Choir on December 8th and Hairspray in Concert on January 25th and 26th.

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