&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
25th January 2016
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is turning 100!

On Thursday February 11, 2016, Marin will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a special anniversary concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Hall as the Orchestra celebrates turning 100.

The concert will be the highlight in a series of Anniversary Week events from February 10-14, marking the Orchestra’s inaugural concert that took place on February 11, 1916.

The program for the Anniversary Concert includes an arrangement of a Suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story performed by legendary violinist Joshua Bell; Gershwin’s Cuban Overture; Mothership, a work by composer Mason Bates and Ravel’s rousing Boléro, followed by a champagne toast. Celebrity guests including Wes Moore will recount the BSO’s storied history and offer a glimpse into the future of the Orchestra.

On Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February, Joshua Bell joins Marin and the Orchestra again for three concerts, with the Saturday concert at The Music Center at Strathmore playing host to the BSO’s annual gala. The program features Rossini’s William Tell Overture, R. Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

To explore the BSO centenary season, check out the special birthday website where you can look back on history, find out about all the centenary events and be a part of the story yourself.