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Date(s) - 04/08/2016
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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PORGY AND BESS, April 8, 2016

Meet Yale alums Marin Alsop & Leah Hawkins at YAAM’s 2nd Annual BSO Reception!

Take a backstage tour of Symphony Hall

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Morgan State University Choir perform Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

  • For tickets, call BSO Group Sales (410-783-8170) or the BSO Ticket Office (410-783-8000).
  • Tickets are $37/person and includes the complimentary Yale alumni reception.

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:30pm
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

  • 6:30pm: Yale Alumni Association of Maryland (YAAM) Pre-Concert Reception
    • Special Guests:
      • Marin Alsop ’72-’75, conductor (BSO Music Director)
      • Leah Hawkins ’15MM, mezzo-soprano (2015-2016 Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist)
    • Backstage Tour of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
  • 8pm: BSO Performance
    • Porgy and Bess (opera by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin)
    • Featuring the songs “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
On Friday, April 8, 2016, YAAM members and guests are invited to meet conductor Marin Alsop (YC ’72-’75) and mezzo-soprano Leah Hawkins (’15MM). They will perform the classic Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess with the BSO and Morgan State University Choir in a concert presentation directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. [BSO program]
Marin Alsop, BSO Music Director
Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano (Yale School of Music ’15MM)
Photos (L to R): Marin Alsop, Leah Hawkins.
Ensaio Osesp - Marin Alsop rege Gershwin
Conductor Marin Alsop (Yale ’72-’75) won a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship in 2005. A protégé of Leonard Bernstein, she became the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she joined the BSO as its Music Director in 2007. [BSO bio]

VIDEO: Marin Alsop rehearses the BSO in “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess.

Were You There arr. Colin Lett
Mezzo-soprano Leah Hawkins (Yale School of Music ’15MM) recently appeared as the title character in the opera Alexandra at the Washington National Opera, where she is a member of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Before attending Yale, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morgan State University. [WNO bio]

VIDEO: Leah Hawkins (mezzo-soprano) sings “Were You There” with sopranos Kimiesha Robinson and Candace Potts at Morgan State University.

Please call the BSO at 410-783-8170 to purchase your tickets ($37/person includes complimentary YAAM reception).

See you on April 8!

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