Grammy Award-winning soul singer Maxwell will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for two April performances, the orchestra announced today.
The orchestra, led by Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, will perform reimagined versions of Maxwell’s songs along with the singer and members of his band on April 3 and April 4.
Known for such hits as “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder),” “Fortunate” and “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell burst onto the scene in 1996 with the album “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” the first of four to go platinum.
In 2016, he released “blackSUMMERS’night,” the second album in a planned trilogy that, as the singer told The Wall Street Journal, is “loosely based on the concept of a night out for a woman named Black Summers.”
The first album in the series, 2009’s “BLACKsummers’night” (note the different capitalization) won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album.
The 2018 song “Shame” is the first single off the last installment of the project, tentatively called “Night.”
Tickets for both shows, which range from $75-$150, are on sale now and can be purchased through BSOmusic.org or by calling (410) 783-8000. There’s also a $250 VIP package that includes a specially designed tour T-shirt, a tour laminate and a reserved seat in the first 15 rows.
And there’s a Meet & Greet Package with a chance to meet the singer, get a signed 8×10 and photo, and a seat in the first five rows for $350.
Guests are advised that no cellphones, cameras or smart watches are allowed during the performance. Patrons will have to place their phones and smart watches in a pouch that unlocks at the end of the concert.
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