Thursday, October 26, 2017

Over The Rainbow at the BSO

Written by  Brynn Devereaux
Needed: heart, brain, courage, and full symphony orchestra Needed: heart, brain, courage, and full symphony orchestra

Wizard of Oz gets a live score

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!” Watch Dorothy as she discovers the power of a fabulous pair of shoes at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on November 4th at 3 pm. The 1939 Oscar-winning classic The Wizard of Oz will be projected on a large HD screen as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the score live.

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is swept away to the Land of Oz where she meets Munchkins, good and wicked witches, and a group of misfits who are lost like her. With her shoes and friends, Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City, where the great and powerful Wizard will solve their problems. It all happens in Technicolor.

Under the direction of conductor Scott Terrell – music director of the Lexington Philharmonic – the BSO will help you re-discover the magic of Oz. “Concert goers can expect to be swept away by the cinematic sounds created by this amazing score,” says Terrell. “One is amazed at how much music plays a major role in The Wizard of Oz, and so much music was created to help enhance the story.”

Hearing the score performed live takes the movie to an entirely new level. “The music actually becomes a character – it helps move the action, set the scene, create the atmosphere and motive for each character, and ultimately tell the story. Listeners will be stunned how much the live orchestra takes the viewing experience to a far deeper level and appreciation,” Terrell says.

Fans of the movie and the BSO will enjoy this extraordinary performance. The combination of the artists on screen and on stage elevates the traditional movie going experience to a sensational and unforgettable production – just like the original release.

This is the second performance in the 2017-2018 Movie with Orchestra series. Tickets start at $35 and children under 12 are half off, premium seating excluded. To purchase, please contact the BSO ticket office at 410-783-8000 or visit


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