Ticket Alert: Ben Folds And The BSO

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As part of a series of concerts billed as "Pops Rocks," the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be getting together with Ben Folds on Thursday, November 20 at Strathmore. According to Strathmore's website this will be "the U.S. premier of Ben Folds together onstage with a full-sized, Grammy Award-winning orchestra." As of this posting, tickets are still available here, although some sections are listed as having "Limited Availability."

If you'd like a little more time to plan an outing, rock legend Elvis Costello will be appearing at Strathmore, as part of this same "Pops Rocks" series with the BSO, on Thursday, April 20, 2006. As of this posting, tickets to that show are still available here.

For blues and gospel fans, GRAMMY Award winner Taj Mahal and Mavis Staples perform at Strathmore on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. This is not a BSO show. As of this posting, tickets can still be purchased here.

Finally, Strathmore continues its Artist in Residence Program, with performances in the Mansion by GRAMMY Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer in October, singer/songwriter John Jennings in November, Andrew Luse on classical piano in January, Frederic Yonnet on harmonica in February, singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn in March, and Keith Killgo on jazz percussion in April.