June 12, 2014

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Plays the Music of Casablanca

Peter Lorre fans in the Baltimore and North Bethesda, Maryland, area will have an opportunity this weekend to watch Casablanca (1942) accompanied by a full orchestra, as part of their “Movie and Music” series.

On June 12 and 13, Thursday and Friday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform the original film score, written by Warner Bros. composer Max Steiner, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. On Saturday, June 14, the BSO will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Emil de Cou will conduct the orchestra in both venues.

All performances will begin at 8 pm.

At the Meyerhoff, ticket prices vary from $39 to $94, depending on the section. At the Music Center, prices vary from $55 to $115, depending on section.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the BSO website. Click on the “Buy Tickets” button. A service fee will be added to the price – $3 for BSO subscribers, $4 for non-subscribers.

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral Street, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Parking for the Meyerhoff is available at the Cathedral Parking Garage, located at the northeast corner of Preston and Cathedral streets, opposite the Meyerhoff. Enter from Cathedral Street. Parking is also available at the Symphony Center Parking Garage, located adjacent to the Meyerhoff. Enter from Park Avenue. More information about parking may be found on the Meyerhoff page on the BSO website.

For the Music Center at Strathmore, parking is available in the Grosvenor Strathmore Metro garage, located off Tuckerman Lane. More information about parking may be found on the Strathmore page on the BSO website.

The making of Casablanca is chronicled in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen D. Youngkin. The Lost One is available for purchase in hard-back and soft-cover, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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