Baltimore, National symphonies to play Spring for Music in 2013

Posted on: January 26, 2012

Monday (1/23) on his Baltimore Sun blog Clef Notes/Drama Queens, Tim Smith writes, “Carnegie Hall seems more than ever to be the epicenter of classical music life in this country, what with the Achievement Program already launched and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States being created there in 2013. Another of the many initiatives that keep Carnegie Hall so interesting is a festival called ‘Spring for Music,’ which bowed last year. … The two major orchestras in our area will be showcased during the 2013 Spring for Music. Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony May 6, 2013, in a program that includes John Adams’ ‘Shaker Loops,’ Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Concerto 4-3,’ and the 1947 version of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 4. Christoph Eschenbach will conduct the National Symphony May 11, 2013, in a tribute to the late cellist/conductor and former NSO music director Mstislav Rostropovich. The program offers Schnittke’s Symphony No. 6 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Participants in the 2014 festival have just been announced: New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot; Rochester Philharmonic, Arild Remmereit: Winnipeg Symphony, Alexander Mickelthwate; Cincinnati Symphony, James Conlon; and Pittsburgh Symphony, Manfred Honeck.”

Posted January 26, 2012