Hop Art

Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—attend an exciting concert, play or musical for free!


For Homewood undergraduate students only.
To request a free ticket to an event, email Eric Beatty, Director of Homewood Arts Programs at ebeatty@jhu.edu.
List the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend.
Include your name, class and phone number.

FACULTY: If you would like to attend an event, email ebeatty@jhu.edu with info or questions.

Fall Semester 2018 Events

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Joseph Schwanter, New Morning for the World
Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop opens the season with Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, a work that changed the course of music history. Joseph Schwantner captures some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most eloquent words. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to play Rachmaninoff. Learn more.

Les Miserables
(Registration closed)
Hippodrome Theater

A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemptions—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Learn more.

by Lynn Nottage
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Everyman Theater

In small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched, and Pulitzer-winning slice-of-life drama, Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of NAFTA-inflicted trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis. Learn more.

A Wonder in my Soul
by Marcus Gardley
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
Baltimore Center Stage

In a Baltimore beauty shop, two longtime co-owners and best friends grapple with a major decision. Remain as the anchor of their beloved neighborhood, or relocate under the pressures of gentrifications and crime? In dialogue that resonates with everyday poetry, and underscored with music both profound and stirring, A Wonder in My Soul looks at the evolution of one family, the history of Baltimore, and a whole community. Learn more.

Violinist Joshua Bell
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor by Camille Saint-Sӓens and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane
Rimsky-Korsakav, May Night Overture
Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 4
Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

One of today’s hottest young conductors, Romanian-born Cristian Măcelaru is joined by world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell in Saint-Sӓens’ technically brilliant Violin Concerto No. 4 and Ravel’s hair-raising Tzigane, perfectly designed to show off Bell’s virtuosic tone and technical command. Vaughan Williams’ dramatic Symphony No. 4, one of the most revered symphonies of the 20th century, is also on the program. Learn more.

A Christmas Carol
by Ian Gallanar
adapted from Charles Dickens
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, A Christmas Carol (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to the traditional story. Learn more.


  • Each event will have 10 student tickets available.
  • Open to Homewood undergraduate students only.
  • There will be a random drawing to select which students attend.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email approximately two weeks in advance of the event. You must reply within two days to confirm that you will attend.
  • A wait list will be kept in case of cancellations. If a ticket becomes available, the next student on the wait list will be contacted as soon as possible.
  • Two faculty or staff will attend with you.
  • If time permits after the event, the group will gather at a restaurant for food and conversation.
  • You can request multiple events. If you attend an event, you will be placed at the end of the wait list for any further events for the semester.
  • If you got a ticket for an event in the previous semester and did not attend nor let the organizers know you could not attend, you will not be considered for an event this semester.
  • Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Director of Homewood Arts Programs at ebeatty@jhu.edu or 410-516-8208. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least three business days before the event.

Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!