BSO Presents To Awaken The Sleeper


James Conlon, conductor
Rodrick Dixon, narrator


HAILSTORK Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed
JOEL THOMPSON To Awaken the Sleeper (BSO Co-Commission)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10


SAT, JUN 17, 8 PM – The Music Center at Strathmore

SUN, JUN 18, 3 PM – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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Tickets range Meyerhoff: $25 – $65

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Ticket range Strathmore: $35 – $90


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra revisits Adolphus Hailstork’s reverent memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. (a work it premiered in 1980), and it touches the visceral hurt in Alvin Singleton’s 1994 reaction to police brutality. Joel Thompson, a young composer who is revolutionizing concert music with his deeply moving stands on race and justice, adds a gripping meditation on the words of James Baldwin. Artistic Advisor James Conlon concludes with a fresh look at the self-reflective symphony Shostakovich wrote in the aftermath of Stalin’s reign of terror.


Kids Listen Free – For all Classical and Pops concerts, children ages 7-17 may attend free with the purchase of an adult ticket.Reservations will need to be made in advance, by phone or in person. Limited quantity of free tickets available for each performance, with quantity based on demand. Up to two (2) free children’s tickets available per one (1) full price adult ticket, maximum of six (6) free children’s tickets allowed per household for each performance. See website for additional information.

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