A platform for drama, talent

July 27, 2006|By TIM SMITH | TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC

And you thought things were rocky backstage at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the past few years, what with a stream of personnel changes, morale problems, fiscal woes. You want to talk rocky? Check out the English National Opera.

The distinguished London company has been immersed in its own opera - more of a soap opera - since 2002. There has been one resignation or firing after another, including two general directors, two music directors (one of them quit before he even started working there), an artistic director and a chairman.

If you go BSO's Summer MusicFest is at 7:30 p.m. today at Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda (sold out) and 8 p.m. tomorrow at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25, $10 for children. Call 410-783-8000 or visit baltimoresymphony.org.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in yesterday's Today section about the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's final Summer MusicFest program contained an incorrect concert time. Tonight's performance at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is at 7:30 p.m.
The Sun regrets the errors.

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