BSO Wizardry

The symphony goes over the rainbow with a live performance set to 'Oz' screening

June 21, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun music critic

If you're hankering for "some place where there's no trouble," a place "far, far away, behind the moon, beyond the rain," you don't have to go any farther than Meyerhoff Symphony Hall or the Music Center at Strathmore.

That's where you'll find the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing while MGM's 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz unfolds, projected on a big screen above the stage.

"It becomes a performance of a film, rather than a screening of a film," says John Goberman, producer of the Oz project. "And it's a great way to introduce the sound of an orchestra to kids."

If You Go The BSO performs The Wizard of Oz at 8 tonight at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. $12.50- $65. 410-783-8000 or 877-276-1444, or baltimoresymphony.org.

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