Following the success of last year's Pulse Series, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is once again teaming up with WTMD for a series of concerts that bring indie bands onstage to perform alongside the orchestra.
The lineup for the upcoming series features local indie rockers Lower Dens (May 11, 2017), Brooklyn genre-fusionists Lake Street Dive (Feb. 23, 2017), folk-pop songwriter Brett Dennen (Oct. 20), and Indiana indie-folk group Houndmouth (Sept. 22).
Each show features a performance by members of the orchestra, directed by Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, a set by the headlining band, and then a joint performance. In between sets, Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright interview musicians from both groups.
"The BSO, like all arts organizations, is always looking for innovative ways to expand its audience, and one of the best ways to do that is to collaborate and cross-pollinate with artistic partners,” said board chair Barbara Bozzuto in a press release. "The BSO and WTMD 89.7 have created a concert experience that is bringing hundreds of new people to the symphony, and making BSO fans out of them all."
Jana Hunter, lead singer and guitarist for Lower Dens, has picked locals to perform before the main show. Jordannah Elizabeth, DaikonDaikon, PM Lignum, Ami Dang, Blacksage, Al Rogers Jr., Curved Light, and TT the Artist are all scheduled to perform.
Tickets go on sale on July 9 and cost $35 per show or $125 for all four.