Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

(BSO), founded 1916. Originally a branch of the city's municipal government, it was reorganized as a private institution in 1942. Its main home is the 2,443-seat Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1982, renovated 1997); it also performs at the Music Center at Strathmore (2005) in North Bethesda, Md., a 1,976-seat concert hall and education center. The orchestra's first conductor was Gustav Strube, who led the group from 1917 to 1930. Among the BSO's more recent music directors have been Peter Adler (1959–68), Sergiu Comissiona (1969–84), David Zinman (1985–98), and Yuri Temirkanov (1999–2006). In 2007 the BSO named Marin AlsopAlsop, Marin
, 1956–, American conductor, b. New York City. The daughter of professional musicians, she began playing the piano at two and the violin at five. Alsop started conducting studies with Carl Bamberger in 1979 and also studied with Harold Farberman, Leonard
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 as its new music director; she became the first woman to head a major American symphony orchestra.
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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will unveil their new orchestral garments during their program of Bernstein and Shostakovich this weekend led by Marin Alsop, where they will debut the new ensembles on Friday, June 8 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and on Saturday, June 9 at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD.
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A longtime resident of the U.S., where his father (also a conductor) moved when his son was still a boy, Rivas was until recently the assistant director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is now in the process of resettling in Europe, principally the U.K.
I RECENTLY wrote of a superb recording of Dvorak's New World Symphony by Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the Naxos Label.
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The hour-long musical score, written and produced by composer Philip Glass exclusively for the project, was played by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Marin Alsop, acknowledged as being the first woman conductor of a major symphony orchestra in the United States.
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The recordings that we have chosen to audition are both on the Telarc label, because we thought it would be fascinating to compare what has always been regarded as an excellently recorded Telarc CD from a decade or so ago, David Zinman leading the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (CD-80270, released in 1991), with the recent Telarc release featuring Paavo Jarvi conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CD-80587).
He wrote a number of popular songs that were published in the 1930's." He made major contributions to the advance of modern music by commissioning important works from modern composers (which were then premiered by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), and was a longtime board member of the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Association.
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The internationally acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducts a full calendar of instrumental, vocal, and other musical performances at the renowned Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

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