Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents Holiday Cirque de la Symphonie, December 7-11

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Bob Bernhardt leads the BSO in Christmas carols and Holiday favorites to accompany the circus feats of audience-favorite Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie aerialist Christine van Loo

In the tradition of a European circus, the concert hall turns into a Big Top as Cirque members of the finest artistic level perform on and above the stage.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform favorite holiday tunes to accompany the impossible exploits of talented contortionists, aerialists, strongmen and more in Holiday Cirque de la Symphonie on Wednesday, December 7 at 2 p.m., Friday, December 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. In the tradition of a European circus, the concert hall turns into a Big Top as Cirque members of the finest artistic level perform on and above the stage. A favorite of BSO audiences, Cirque de la Symphonie returns with a Holiday program for the entire family. Featured festive tunes, led by Bob Bernhardt, include selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Anderson’s rousing Sleigh Ride, and a medley of favorite Christmas carols for a Holiday event for the entire family. See below for complete program information.

Cirque artists include world-record holders and gold-medal winners of international competitions. Among the shows’ highlights, Jaroslaw Marciniak and Dariusz Wronski, former Polish national hand-balancing champions, perform feats of balance and strength that previously gained national exposure on the popular TV program “America’s Got Talent.”

Complete Program Information
BSO SuperPops: Cirque de la Symphonie
Wednesday, December 7 at 2 p.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m.—Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, December 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.—JMSH
Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.—JMSH
Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.—JMSH

Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Christine Van Loo, aerial silks
Aloysia Gavre & Sagiv Ben Binyamin, tango dancers and quick change artists
Vladimir Tsarkov, juggler
Elena Tsarkova, contortionist and dancer
Simon Chaban, spinning cube and acrobat
Irina Burdetsky, spinning hoops
Aloysia Gavre, aerialist
Sagiv Ben Binyamin, aerialist
Jarek and Darek, strongmen
Alexander Streltsov, aerialist

Tickets for these concerts range from $17.50 to $88. Tickets are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org. Children ages 4 and older are welcome to attend matinees. Special kids’ matinee pricing is available for children age 4-12.

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