The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is celebrating its centennial 2015-2016 season, the ninth season under Music Director Marin Alsop. Through appearances by the world’s most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion.
“For 100 years, the BSO has been embedded in the fabric of this community,” says BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. “Our legacy runs deep and our roots in communities throughout Maryland run even deeper. This season, we pay homage to that enduring legacy of artistic greatness and community engagement through a season more spectacular, meaningful and innovative than any other in our history. It is our way of saying thank you to the audiences who have supported us and grown with us over time.”
A high point of the entire 2015-2016 season was the BSO’s Centennial Celebration Week, February 10-14, 2016, marking the Orchestra’s inaugural concert that took place on February 11, 1916. The highlight of the Anniversary Week was the 100th Anniversary Concert, which featured legendary violinist Joshua Bell performing his own unique adaptation of Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite. The program commemorated the occasion with key moments in the BSO’s history, celebrated the BSO’s current successes, and shared glimpses of what the next 100 years may hold.
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