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Karen Gomyo and Conductor Kalmar’s Wow-Factor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

June 2, 2011
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Karen Gomyo and Conductor Kalmar’s Wow-Factor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Karen Gomyo and her “Ex Foulis” Stradivarius delivered a resplendent performance of Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall May 27. The Baltimore Symphony players then followed this up with their first-ever performance of William Walton’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major. Both works demanded big sweeping sound from the orchestra, which...
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Doctor Atomic: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff, Oct. 2

October 4, 2010
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As she often does when she’s introducing new music to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s audience, Marin Alsop turned around on the podium Saturday night and talked a bit about John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony. In her black-satin suit with the magenta cuffs, she explained how the piece was based on the invention of the...
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Cirque de la Symphonie and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, March 11

March 13, 2010
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One totally hairless gold man is supporting another hairless gold man entirely with his neck. No joke: Atop a platform placed front and center on the Meyerhoff stage, two male acrobats clad in goldish trunks and tinted with golden body paint, slowly move through a series of poses that this writer couldn’t pull off...
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Music’s Other Pop Hits: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Nov. 8

November 10, 2009
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This coming weekend Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra try to make the case for George Gershwin’s place in the classical canon. This past weekend they made the case-without really meaning to-for Wolfgang Mozart’s status as a pop artist. It was impossible to listen to the BSO-the strings only-play Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”...
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