The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will hold its annual Gala Concert on Saturday, September 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This year’s Gala will be led by BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly.
National Public Radio’s news correspondent Ari Shapiro, a frequent guest vocalist with Pink Martini, will perform. The Washington Post praised Mr. Shapiro’s past performance: “Stereotypically tall, dark and handsome, Shapiro glided across the stage, crooning like a professional.”
The concert features the band Pink Martini with vocalist Storm Large, who will collaborate with the BSO for an intoxicating mix of cabaret, samba, jazz and Hollywood musicals. Described as a hip “little orchestra” with a multicultural sound, Pink Martini has performed with orchestras around the world as well as in venues that include Carnegie Hall and Paris’ legendary L’Olympia Theater.
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and the Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS.
When not covering breaking news as National Public Radio’s White House correspondent (since 2010) and now as the network’s new London correspondent, Shapiro moonlights as a singer with the "little orchestra" Pink Martini. With Pink Martini, he has performed at many of the world's most storied venues, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, L'Olympia in Paris, and Mount Lycabettus in Athens. Shapiro is featured on Pink Martini’s latest album, "Get Happy," scheduled for release in September 2013.
Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.--Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Tickets for the Gala Concert are available from $40 at 410.783.8000 or at BSOmusic.org.
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
6:30 p.m.: Gala Celebration, with dining and entertainment--Gala Tent
7:30 p.m.: Doors open for Gala Concert--Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
8:30 p.m.: Gala Concert featuring Pink Martini--JMSH
9:45 p.m.: VIP Post-concert party and desserts with BSO Artists--Gala Tent
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.For tickets to the Celebration Gala, please contact the BSO Members Hotline at 410.783.8124 or Megan Beck at 410.783.8035.