The season--the first planned by music director Markand Thakar--opens Wednesday, September 28 by celebrating The Baltimore Museum of Art’s exhibition “Monet’s London: Artists’ Reflections on the Thames 1859-1914.” First on the program, to be held at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, is Frenchman Gabriel Faure’s Pelleas et Melisande Suite, commissioned for a London production of the Maeterlinck play. A troika of international award-winning soloists, Andy Simionescu, Matt Haimovitz and Micah Yui, will perform Beethoven’s powerful Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, a radiant conversation between instruments. The concert closes with Frenchman Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C.
2005-06 marks the second season in the tenure of BCO music director Markand Thakar. As music director of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, he was recently featured in the March/April issue of Symphony Magazine. A former assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he has shared the stage with some of the world’s great artists, including Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. He is also co-director of the graduate conducting program at Peabody.
Subscriptions for the upcoming season are $119 for general admission, $102 for seniors (65+), and $42 for full-time students. Single tickets are $28 for general admission, $24 for seniors (65+), and $10 for full-time students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-426-0157 or visiting baltchamberorch.org. The BMA-related performance will be held at Kraushaar Auditorium on the Goucher College campus in Towson, Maryland, at 7:30 p.m. Kimberly Meisten, BMA Director of Public Programs, will lead the pre-Concert Conversation that begins at 6:30. Music Director Markand Thakar and guests will answer questions in UpClose, following the concert.
For more information, call (410) 426-0157 or visit baltchamberorch.org.
This story was published on September 8, 2005.