Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) June 13, 2012
This Sunday, June 17th, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at 7 p.m., the BSO will perform the world premiere of a new work, Overture for 2012 by Philip Glass. A Baltimore native, Glass is known as one of the most influential contemporary composers of the 20th century. His Overture for 2012 was composed to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and was jointly commissioned by the state of Maryland and City of Toronto. Glass’ Overture for 2012 will be performed simultaneously on the evening of June 17 by the BSO in Baltimore and by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Toronto. The Star-Spangled Symphony program also includes BSO renditions of patriotic works by American composers. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture closes the evening.
In addition to the world premiere, BSO Music Director Marin Alsop and the BSO will combine forces with The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus and O’Malley’s March, an Irish band featuring governor Martin O’Malley on vocals and guitar, to perform other American patriotic works.
NOTE: This concert is SOLD OUT.
WHAT: BSO Performs World Premiere of Philip Glass’ Overture for 2012; Governor O’Malley and O’Malley’s March Perform with Marin Alsop and BSO
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Broadcast media are invited to film portions of the concert. Please note that a maximum of three (3) recorded minutes may be broadcast. No work may be broadcast in its entirety.
O’Malley’s March will take the stage at approximately 7:25 p.m.