Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 Celebration Gala Concert Features Pianist Lang Lang
Gala Concert September 15th, tickets on sale July 15th
Heralding the start of Baltimore’s social season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Celebration Gala on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Given the challenging task of planning a fundraiser in today’s economy, the entire Board of Directors of the BSO will host this year’s gala. The concert will feature Maestra Marin Alsop leading the BSO and world renowned pianist Lang Lang in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. (Additional concert repertoire will be announced at a later date.) Baltimore City College Choir is among the featured performers drawn from the local community. In keeping with the 2009-2010 season’s theme of cultural connections and exploring our musical roots, the 2009 Celebration Gala pays tribute to the diverse cultures represented in the Greater Baltimore area and the cultural backgrounds of some of this season’s guest artists. Tickets for the Gala Concert will be available for $50 and $75; benefit tickets for the Gala Celebration are on sale now and start at $500.
The 2009 Celebration Gala treats patrons to an evening of entertainment and fine dining provided by Classic Catering. Pre- and post-concert gala festivities will take place in a grand event tent located just outside of the Meyerhoff.
The BSO’s Celebration Gala is the organization’s largest and most important fundraising event each season, raising approximately $1 million each year in support of the Orchestra’s educational outreach programs in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2009 CELEBRATION GALA
Saturday, September 12, 2009 – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
The Celebration Gala is a black-tie event.
6:30 p.m.—Celebration Gala, with dining and entertainment—Gala Tent
7:30 p.m.—Doors open for Gala Concert—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
8:30 p.m.—Gala Concert featuring pianist Lang Lang—JMSH
9:30 p.m.—Post-concert party and desserts—Gala Tent
Tickets for the Celebration Gala are available individually or in sponsor groups of 10, and start at $500 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Celebration Gala, contact the BSO Development Department, 410.783.8054.
GALA CONCERT FEATURING LANG LANG
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
The Gala Concert is black-tie optional.
Marin Alsop, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Baltimore City College Choir
Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Additional repertoire will be announced at a later date.