BSO Announces 2011-12 Season
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced its forthcoming season today, and, at the risk of further overusing one of the more obnoxious cliches of the day, it’s fairly epic. Here are just a handful among many highlights:
• In addition to Hahn, the orchestra welcomes a number of classical superstars, including Itzhak Perlman (Jan. 12-15, 2012), André Watts (May 10-13, 2012), and Baltimore’s own Leon Fleisher (May 3 and 6, 2012).
• Not content to roll in a string of standard seat fillers, the orchestra presents a number of new works by living composers, including the Einhorn and Lee pieces plus Philip Glass’ LIFE: A Journey Through Time (Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 4, 2012), Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto (March 22-24, 2012), and more.
• The standard repertoire programming presents many evenings to look forward to, including performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor “Resurrection” (Sept. 15-17), a program of Copland and Gershwin (Nov. 10-13), Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major (Feb. 23-26, 2012), Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C Major “Lenningrad” (May 3-6, 2012), and more.
There are also the usual holiday programs and the SuperPops bills, plus prestigious New York and West Coast road dates. Head on over to the BSO’s site to view a season-preview video.