Things looking up for Baltimore Chamber Orch

In the News

May 21, 2008

Tuesday’s (5/20) Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith writes about the bright immediate future for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. "Next season, the orchestra, which has an operating budget of $365,000, will make its New York debut, performing as part of the popular Bargemusic series presented on a ‘floating concert hall’ moored beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The invitation came from violinist and Bargemusic director Mark Peskanov, who liked what he heard when he was a soloist with the BCO in October. The orchestra has made two yet-to-be released recordings for the Naxos label, and more projects are in the works." Music Director Markand Thakar is also looking for new ways to fill seats. "To that end, single tickets for the 2008-2009 season will be cut from $35 to $25, with further reductions for subscribers. Students of any age with a valid student ID can get in for free, as in the past." One season highlight will be BCO composer-in-residence Jonathan Leshnoff’s new Trombone Concerto, with soloist Christopher Dudley. "The program that will be played in Baltimore and New York offers a piece by Matthew Quayle that will be heard in two versions, one realized on a computer and the other played by the BCO."

© 2004-2009 Markand Thakar

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