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FROM THE PRESIDENT 2019-20 SEASON D Philippe Quint CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S LEGACY: CLASSICAL MUSIC IN FILM FRI, FEB 7, 8 PM MEYERHOFF SAT, FEB 8, 8 PM STRATHMORE SUN, FEB 9, 3 PM MEYERHOFF Carolyn Kuan, conductor Philippe Quint, violin Combining clips from classic Chaplin films with live music, Charlie Chaplin’s Smile is violinist Philippe Quint’s tribute to Charlie Chaplin on his 130th birthday, tracing Chaplin’s relationship with 20th-century master composers and his own film scores. This cinematic program also features John Corigliano’s Chaconne from The Red Violin, Barber’s heartbreaking Adagio for Strings from Platoon, Carlos Gardel’s Tango from Scent of a Woman and themes from John Williams’ poignant Schindler’s List and Ennio Morricone’s Cinema Paradiso. TICKETS FROM $25 BSOMUSIC.ORG 410.783.8000 | 1.877.BSO.1444 DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE: 410.783.8170 PRESENTING SPONSORS: 2 OFFICIAL INTERNET PROVIDER OF THE BSO: OV E R T U R E / BSOmusic.org ear Friends of the BSO, it is with a spirit of gratitude that we welcome you to this concert. Your attendance, advocacy and support has fostered one of our country’s greatest orchestras and enriched our community with music. It is important to celebrate all that has been accomplished, while we also acknowledge that important work is ahead. A wise advi- sor wrote to me and said, “The struggle for support never ends.” It is critical that we maintain and accelerate our momentum. We are optimistic about what we can and will achieve together— current and past board members, endowment trustees, musi- cians, staff and other community leaders—to strengthen the BSO’S foundation and move forward in a positive direction. We have heard from many of you in recent months, and your message is clear. The BSO is an integral and indispensable part of our community and one of Maryland’s most important cultural assets. Many have also expressed that now is the time to deepen and expand your relationship with the BSO. I encourage you to read the stories of several members of our BSO family that have taken those steps—including the inspiring commitment of Board Chair Laureate Barbara Bozzuto and her family, outlined on page 34. Your help too is certainly a critical vote of confidence in the organization and our great orchestra. To maintain the exceptional quality of our orchestra, we must continue to build our family of audience members and donors. With the support of all of those whom have demonstrated incredible passion for and belief in our Orchestra—we can and will make significant progress. This season will continue be filled with superb performances by our great orchestra, and we look forward to an outstanding 2019 –20 season. If you are not currently a subscriber, we invite you to learn more about the numerous benefits, including discounted pricing, priority seating and service, ticket exchange privileges and other opportunities. As we continue to present extraordinary concerts and ensure forward momentum, we remain hopeful and optimistic. Your presence at concerts and strong commitment to the BSO are crucial to ensure that the BSO continues to serve our state and the broader region for generations to come. Peter T. Kjome President and CEO Baltimore Symphony Orchestra