Baltimore Symphony 2022-23: Verdi Requiem, world premieres by Huang Ruo and Joel Thompson, Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale”

Posted on: March 2, 2022

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced plans for its 2022-2023 season, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall,” writes Lydia Woolever in Tuesday’s (3/1) Baltimore Magazine. “On September 17 [Principal Pops Conductor] Jack Everly … will kick off the season with an anniversary concert that also celebrates the rich history of jazz in Baltimore…. At the Meyerhoff in Baltimore and … the Strathmore in Bethesda, the rest of the season includes … Verdi’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3, ‘Kaddish.’…. Marin Alsop will be back as Music Director Laureate [to] lead … the world premiere of Tipping Point … by … Huang Ruo that addresses climate change. [The season includes] a modern take on Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, with BSO Artistic Partner Wordsmith presenting the experience of a Black soldier during the Vietnam War on November 6, and To Awaken the Sleeper on June 16 and 18, another world-premiere co-commission written by … Joel Thompson and inspired by the words of author James Baldwin…. Assistant conductor Jonathan Rush will lead the inaugural GospelFest…. The BSO will be kicking off a Music for Maryland Tour, which will include performances in every Maryland jurisdiction over … the next three years.”