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Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.—Todd Performing Arts Center

Edward Polochick, conductor

Georgia Jarman, soprano

Julie Bouilanne, mezzo-soprano

Ryan MacPherson, tenor

Michael Dean, bass-baritone

Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale

Join the BSO in its annual tradition of Handel’s glorious oratorio, featuring the Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale led by conductor Edward Polochick.

Tickets from $25.


Family Concert Series

The Polar Express

For children ages 4 and up and their families

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. – JMSH

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Andre McRae, baritone

The Peabody Children’s Chorus

Experience the magic of the holiday season by taking a ride on Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, the timeless tale of a boy who still believes. As images from the book are projected onto the stage, the words on the pages of this Caldecott Medal winner will come to life through full orchestra and a children’s chorus. Arrive early for the Family Fun Zone, featuring face painting and a musical petting zoo, starting at 10 a.m. in the Meyerhoff lobby.

Tickets from $12.

Special Presentation

Hallelujah! A Community Sing-A-Long

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.—JMSH

Marin Alsop, conductor

Community Soloists

Community Singers

Hundreds of local singers will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a community sing-a-long including selections from Handel’s Messiah and the re-vamped, jazzy version of this classical favorite, Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah.

Tickets $10 general admission.

To participate in the community chorus, please register at BSOmusic.org/TooHot by Nov. 13.

Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – JMSH/p>

Marin Alsop, conductor

Clifford Carter, piano

Bob Christianson, Hammond B-3 Organ

Mike Pope, bass

Clint de Ganon,

Experience “the jazziest, most soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah you’ll ever hear” (New York Post). Having thrilled audiences across the country, Too Hot to Handel takes the timeless brilliance of Handel’s classic oratorio and infuses it with a blend of jazz, gospel, rock and R&B.

Tickets from $26.

Casual Concert Series

Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah

Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. – JMSH

Marin Alsop, conductor

Clifford Carter, piano

Bob Christianson, Hammond B-3 Organ

Mike Pope, bass

Clint de Ganon, drums

Experience “the jazziest, most soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah you’ll ever hear” (New York Post). Having thrilled audiences across the country, Too Hot to Handel takes the timeless brilliance of Handel’s classic oratorio and infuses it with a blend of jazz, gospel, rock and R&B. This casual concert series performance features the highlights of The Gospel Messiah in an hour-long program with no intermission.

Tickets from $26.

BSO at Frederick

Two Centuries of Strings

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.—All Saints Episcopal Church

Madeline Adkins, violin

Rebecca Nichols, violin

Karin Brown, viola

Bo Li, cello

Michael Lisicky, oboe

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Tickets $20 general admission.

BSO’s Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – JMSH

Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – JMSH

Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – JMSH

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – JMSH

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – JMSH

Jack Everly, artistic director and conductor

Steven Reineke, guest conductor

Ann Hampton Callaway, host and vocalist

Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone

Capitol Quartet

Holiday Spectacular Chorus and Dancers

Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers

Whirl into a winter wonderland with Ann Hampton Callaway as she hosts this musical extravaganza that has become Baltimore’s most popular holiday tradition! Jack Everly and Steven Reineke conduct more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians, a show-stopping troupe of tap-dancing Santas and special guests, the Capitol Quartet.

Adult tickets from $35, child tickets from $17.

While current at the time of publication, this calendar is subject to change. Updated calendars are issued regularly. For the most recent version, please contact the BSO Public Relations Office.

VENUES

  • Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH): 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md.

  • The Music Center at Strathmore: 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Md.

  • All Saints Episcopal Church: 106 West Church Street, Frederick, Md.

  • Todd Performing Arts Center: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Md.

TICKETS

  • Tickets for Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The Music Center at Strathmore and BSO at Frederick performances are on sale now through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000, 877.BSO.1444 or BSOmusic.org.
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