50th Anniversary Season Just Announced!

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Shriver Hall Concert Series, Baltimore’s premier presenter of chamber music and solo recitals, proudly announces its 50th Season: Born In Baltimore! The season will feature the world-class musicians that Shriver Hall Concert Series is known for, with a special twist: three of the subscription concerts will feature premieres of new full-length works specially commissioned by the Series for its 50th Anniversary. “We particularly wanted to celebrate and champion the works being created by composers from, or with a strong connection to Baltimore, the city where Shriver Hall Concert Series (SHCS) was born, with the hope that these pieces will be performed often on stages throughout the world and serve as a testament to the art being created by and for our community,” says President Stephen Jacobsohn. Five additional subscription series performances and a three-concert free Discovery Series, featuring up-and-coming talent, round out the season. For more information and to purchase subscription tickets, visit this link.

Born in Baltimore

The ‘Born In Baltimore’ commissioning initiative includes a piano trio by James Lee III, an Associate Professor at Morgan State University, known for his “bright, pure music” according to The Washington Post. Joining Shriver Hall Concert Series as co-commissioners for this piece will be organizations from Oregon, Detroit, and Philadelphia with a performance by the Montrose Trio. Written by Timo Andres, a young composer with family roots in Baltimore, and whose career is on a meteoric rise, the second commission will have its world premiere performed by the Takács Quartet at Shriver Hall and is co-commissioned with Carnegie Hall for its 125th Anniversary. The final commission will be the Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by renowned composer (and Towson University Professor of Music) Jonathan Leshnoff, to be performed by Gil Shaham and the Knights of Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.

Support the music you love!

Did you know that ticket sales support only one-third of the cost of presenting the world-renowned artists featured on the Series? For the remaining two-thirds, Shriver Hall Concert Series relies on the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation giving.

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The 8 subscription concerts take place in Shriver Hall auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.

The 3 Discovery Series concerts take place at venues all around town.


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