Concert Picks April 2016

Each month BSM picks its favorite concerts and music events in the Baltimore metro area. Check back each month for great suggestions, inside information, and news about classical music in Baltimore!


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's Symphony No. 5
Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Joseph Meyerhof Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Tickets: Reserved seating starting at $50

Join conductor Marin Alsop and the BSO as they present Mahler's most popular symphony, along with the world premiere of "a newly-commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts, celebrating the vitality of the American city in music with unique images created by videographer James Bartolomeo." This is sure to be an exciting musical event! Read more...


Community Concerts at Second

Wonderlic Recital
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 3:30 PM
Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD 21218
FREE!

"Established in 1990 through a bequest of the late Russell C. Wonderlic, the Wonderlic Competition alternates annually between voice and piano and has afforded many young artists the opportunity to launch international music careers." At this concert, Community Concerts at Second welcomes the winners of the competition, who will perform a recital consisting of the challenging repertoire that distinguished them in the competition. Read more...


Sonar New Music Ensemble

Invisible Cities
*featuring Baltimore School of Music's woodwinds instructor, Jennifer Hughson!
Friday, April 29 @ 8:00 PM & Sunday, May 1 @ 3:00 PM
Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD 21201
Tickets: $10 students and seniors/ $15 general admission

SONAR welcomes Italian writer Italo Calvino for the final concert of the season, as he brings the audience "on another journey across imagined and fantastical landscapes." Also featuring exciting works by Chris Cerrone (Scenes from Invisible Cities), Adny Akiho, Kevin Puts, John Cage, and more, as well as new works by RADARlab Alumni Natalie Draper, Christopher Ciampoli, Michael Rickelton and Alexa Rinn. Read more...


Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Alvaro Pierri
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson, MD 21252
Tickets: $35 reserved seating

BCGS welcomes to the stage classical guitarist Alvaro Pierri, internationally acclaimed as "a leading personality in the world of the guitar." Read more...


Shriver Hall Concert Series

Chiara String Quartet
Saturday, April 02, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
FREE!

As part of the "Discovery Series," Shriver Hall Concert Series welcomes the Chiara String Quartet, "renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music." This concert will take place in the new concert hall located just off the Baltimore Beltway on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. Read more...