WTMD and BSO Announce Pulse-A Revolutionary Concert Series

pulseThe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is partnering with WTMD 89.7  to present a new concert series, PULSE, pairing the orchestra with prominent indie bands to explore musical connections that cross genres. The bands and concert dates are: Dawes (Thursday, September 24, 2015); Wye Oak  (Thursday, November 12, 2015); Dr. Dog (Thursday, March 24, 2016); and The Lone Bellow (Thursday, April 28, 2016). Each show opens with the orchestra performing conducted by BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh, and will be followed by a set featuring the headliner, and culminating with the two groups performing on stage together.

PULSE is made possible by a generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.

“Everyone in the arts is trying to reach the next generation,” said Paul Meecham, “Today’s audiences consume culture and experiences music in a different way than their parents, so the BSO knew it was important to create a concert experience to meet their expectations. We’re thrilled to be partnering with WTMD 89.7, and grateful to the Wallace Foundation, who recognize the importance of building tomorrow’s audiences, and who have been so generous in their support of this series.”

Local restaurants, craftspeople, and area breweries will be stationed all over the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall lobby beginning when doors open at 5:00 p.m. throughout the event, and local indie bands and classical ensembles will perform prior to the show.

Each concert will be broadcast live on WTMD 89.7  and rebroadcast throughout the season.

“Pulse is going to knock the socks off our listeners,” said Stephen Yasko, Executive Director  WTMD 89.7. “The creative mashup up of indie rock and classical music demonstrates that artistry, no matter what its genre, holds certain common threads that everyone can relate to and find great joy in.WTMD is incredibly proud to partner with the BSO on such a revolutionary project.”

Tickets:
Show tickets are $35 flat General Admission, inclusive of all fees (there will be no service charges). Food and beverages will be sold separately throughout the night, and there will be happy hour specials when doors open. Tickets are available beginning Friday, July 10 at BSOPulse.org or by calling (410) 783-8000.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Doors open at 5pm; lobby bands at 7pm; concert to follow
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Featuring DAWES
Program:
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3
Solo set by Dawes
Set with Dawes and members of the BSO

Thursday, November 12
Doors open at 5pm; lobby bands at 7pm; concert to follow
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Featuring WYE OAK*

Program:
John Luther Adams: Become River
Solo set by Wye Oak
Set with Wye Oak and members of the BSO (orchestrations by William Brittle)

*Denotes Baltimore-based band

Thursday, March 24
Doors open at 5pm; lobby bands at 7pm; concert to follow
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Featuring DR. DOG

Program:
Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat
Solo set by Dr. Dog
Set with Dr. Dog and members of the BSO

Thursday, April 28
Doors open at 5pm; lobby bands at 7pm; concert to follow
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Featuring THE LONE BELLOW

Program:
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Solo set by The Lone Bellow
Set with The Lone Bellow and members of the BSO

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