On Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m., join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for Women of the World-Baltimore Festival (WOW-Baltimore) Concert, an evening of storytelling, music and dance, hosted by actress and comedienne Rain Pryor and featuring a special appearance by singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter.
The concert is the pinnacle of the first-ever WOW-Baltimore Festival, a new, three-day festival for and about women featuring a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops, spontaneous performance and a community forum for casual conversation. The festival takes place on Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and neighboring venues.
The WOW-Baltimore Concert will be a night of music, dance and spoken word with stories that celebrate the life, love and the spirit of women. From folk to funk, drama to comedy, the second half of this showcase features Mary Chapin Carpenter, the country/folk music legend known for hits that include “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” She will perform an intimate “storytellers” set with a trio selected from her touring band.
Among the other local luminaries featured in this evening-long program are actress and comedienne Rain Pryor, formerly of HBO The Wire’s Maria Broom, Stoop Storytellers, the Baltimore-based contemporary dance company Dance & Bmore, a “WOW Mom Choir,” jazz singer Lea Gilmore and a Soulful Celebration with Baltimore City College Choir and eight of Baltimore’s premier dance companies. Tickets are $55 for premium and box seats and $42 for non-premium seats and are available at the BSO Ticket Office, calling 410-783-8000 or online.