. Interchanging Idioms: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performs Broadway Favorites at Oregon Ridge, July 24

Monday, July 19, 2010

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performs Broadway Favorites at Oregon Ridge, July 24

Concert concludes with grand fireworks display

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will conclude its summer season with Broadway Melodies led by guest conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and featuring vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Patricia Phillips at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. on Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m. The evening includes music from George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers and Andrew Lloyd Webber and favorites like “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady,“ Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera and "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables. A grand fireworks display will end the evening.

Vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Patricia Phillips will join forces to bring these Broadway melodies to life. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in Harold Prince’s revival of Show Boat, featured in Oscar Hammerstein's 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre and toured nationally with Les Misérables. The San Diego Union-Times Tribune complimented LaBrecque’s technique in his performance of The Phantom of the Opera: “he excelled, bringing fervent, sensuous tones." Patricia Phillips was the first woman of African-American descent to perform the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She also appeared in the original cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of Puccini’s La Bohème, as well as in the casts of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music.

For more than 20 years, the BSO at Oregon Ridge has been a Baltimore-area summer tradition, drawing tens of thousands for family fun, music and fireworks in the wooded enclaves of the Cockeysville, Md., park. Patrons are invited to arrive early with lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners or purchase food and drink from onsite venders for a full evening of entertainment with the BSO. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Broadway Melodies
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. – Oregon Ridge Park*
13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Tickets are general admission lawn seating and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000, 877.BSO.1444 or BSOmusic.org. Advanced tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children under 12. If purchased at the gate, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Free onsite parking is available.

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