• June 19, 2008
    http://www.dead.net/features/news/baltimore-symphony-perform-world-premiere-lee-johnson-s-dead-symphony-august-1st
    Baltimore Symphony to Perform World Premiere of Lee Johnson’s “Dead Symphony” August 1st
    Last year composer Lee Johnson released the premiere recording of his acclaimed “Dead Symphony,” an orchestral tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead performed by the Russian National Orchestra and conducted by the composer. dead.net’s Blair Jackson described the Symphony as “a work of great passion, depth, subtlety and imagination” (for Blair’s full aricle on the Dead Symphony and its composer, go here).

    Now, more than a year after its recorded debut, Lee Johnson’s bold transfiguration of some of the best known and loved Grateful Dead melodies in an orchestral setting is about to receive its world premiere in concert (and we all know that the Dead’s music is best heard live), when it is performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on August 1st (Jerry Garcia’s 66th birthday). For this one-night-only event, the lobby of Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall will be transformed into a gallery of Grateful Dead and other countercultural art and artifacts, including rare images by Fillmore East photographer (and Baltimore native) Amalie R. Rothschild, which will be auctioned at the performance and online to benefit the Baltimore Symphony.

    For tickets and detailed information, visit the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website.

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Last year composer Lee Johnson released the premiere recording of his acclaimed “Dead Symphony,” an orchestral tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead performed by the Russian National Orchestra and conducted by the composer. dead.net’s Blair Jackson described the Symphony as “a work of great passion, depth, subtlety and imagination” (for Blair’s full aricle on the Dead Symphony and its composer, go here).

Now, more than a year after its recorded debut, Lee Johnson’s bold transfiguration of some of the best known and loved Grateful Dead melodies in an orchestral setting is about to receive its world premiere in concert (and we all know that the Dead’s music is best heard live), when it is performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on August 1st (Jerry Garcia’s 66th birthday). For this one-night-only event, the lobby of Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall will be transformed into a gallery of Grateful Dead and other countercultural art and artifacts, including rare images by Fillmore East photographer (and Baltimore native) Amalie R. Rothschild, which will be auctioned at the performance and online to benefit the Baltimore Symphony.

For tickets and detailed information, visit the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website.

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anyone know of any way to listen to this online or buy it? are they allowing recording of the performance? http://www.jambase.com/Articles/14187/Baltimore-Symphony-Plays-Dead Here are the tracks in order (as per a post on jambase) Tracks 01. Dead Overture mvt I 02. Saint Stephen mvt II 03. Here Comes Sunshine mvt III 04. Mountains of the Moon mvt IV 05. Blues for Allah mvt V 06. Sugar Magnolia mvt VI 07. To Lay Me Down mvt VII 08. If I Had the World to Give mvt VIII (Hunter, Garcia) 09. Stella Blue mvt IX 10. Bird Song mvt X ( 11. China Doll mvt XI ( 12. Dead Finale mvt XII no Terrapin :(
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HEY CHECK OUT DEAD SYMPHONY.COM SAMPLES AND SALES.I HAVE IT AND IT ROCKS
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I bet the music sounds grate!!!
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I am busting my buttons that my burg is hosting this event. Baltimore loves the Grateful Dead. Phil & Friends rocked the Lyric Theater last November, just across the street from the BSO's house, the Meyerhoff. Vibes must have crossed the road!
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Good to see Charm City stepping up for this event. I'm gonna try to get there, if at all possible. "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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wow oh wow is the BSO hot and the Meyerhoff a great sounding place see you there !
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    tsnider
    10 years 10 months ago
    awesome indeed
    wow oh wow is the BSO hot and the Meyerhoff a great sounding place see you there !
  • GRTUD
    10 years 11 months ago
    Awesome!
    Good to see Charm City stepping up for this event. I'm gonna try to get there, if at all possible. "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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    glennw
    10 years 11 months ago
    Crabtown symphony
    I am busting my buttons that my burg is hosting this event. Baltimore loves the Grateful Dead. Phil & Friends rocked the Lyric Theater last November, just across the street from the BSO's house, the Meyerhoff. Vibes must have crossed the road!