Free tickets to BSO's Gershwin concert available here
UPDATE: ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AWAY. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING.
Your favorite blog (it is, isn't it?) is once again ready to buy, I mean, reward your loyalty with free concert tickets.
Thanks to the marketing folks at Baltimore Sun Media Group, I've got pairs of tickets to give away to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Meyerhoff Hall. It's an all-Gershwin program, including the Overture to "Girl Crazy," "An American in Paris," and selections from "Porgy and Bess."
The "Porgy" excerpts, you will recall, were to have been performed back in the dead of winter, when a most annoying blizzard caused the solidly-sold performances to be canceled.
Fortunately, the BSO was able to create a kind of make-up concert as part of its summer season. Music director Marin Alsop, who was to have led the February program, will conduct on Thursday. Most of the originally slated guest soloists were also available for this better-late-than-never event, including soprano Indira Mahajan, a stellar interpreter of the role of Bess. Filling in for the Morgan State Choir will be the fine DC-based Heritage Signature Chorale.
To get your freebies,
just be among the first six readers to post your request. I'll let you know if you've got the tickets, which will be left for you at the Meyerhoff box office.
On your mark, get set, Gershwin!
SUN FILE PHOTO