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Dec. 19 2011

Christmas making sense

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Having grown up celebrating Christmas in Africa — with the Christmas holidays falling at the height of summer — white Christmases, steaming hot Christmas dinners and all the Christmas traditions were things that came alive for me in a Dickensian novel, not in real life. We’d all be hanging around in Fourth of July attire […]

Dec. 19 2011


By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs | 4 Comments

It’s the best and worst time of the year. I love the Christmas season, largely for what it used to be–a time where people seemed to go everywhere with a smile. People seemed friendlier during this time of year. “Filled with good cheer,” I suppose you could say. People were busy then, shopping, cooking, entertaining, […]

Dec. 07 2011

Lethal urbanity

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I am so incensed by the corporate greed that precipitated the financial meltdown with no (as yet) obvious repercussions, that I couldn’t imagine I would be able to sit still through a movie about it. Still, after reading some positive reviews, I went down to The Charles to see “Margin Call”. I have to say […]

Dec. 05 2011

Overcoming groundedness

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

It’s so wonderful to go to a concert and recognize a musician’s particular style of playing from their CD covers! Steven Isserlis looks just like this when he performs (although his hair is grayer now!) I remember the first time I heard him live was at at Severance Hall when he played the Schumann Cello […]

Dec. 05 2011

I love a parade!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

I truly do. That said, I have a confession to make: until yesterday, I’d never attended the annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden. It tends to occur on or near my birthday- a time when we’re often away – but this year, our December travel is happening later, so when Maurice Lease, the owner of […]

Dec. 03 2011


By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

The last thing Music Director Edward Polochick did after his performance of Messiah was hold up Handel’s great score. What a composer! What a score! What a performance by Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra lead by Ed Polochick! Concert Artists of Baltimore have performed Messiah every year now for […]

Nov. 29 2011

Nice weather…

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

The past few days, we have enjoyed unseasonably warm weather. 70 degrees and up in late November? Crazy. Crazy but good. Winter is right around the corner, and it seems the nicer the weather is late in the year, the worse people expect winter to be. It’s amazing how many people I’ve come into contact […]

Nov. 26 2011

Autumn Leaves

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

For a variety of reasons Autumn is my favorite season, especially here in Maryland. As the trees change color and the sunset shows off muted pinks and amber I’m constantly amazed by the light show. The Autumn leaves punctuate the season for me. Their smells and colors are rich with the season and a great […]

Nov. 24 2011

Giving Thanks…

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Of course, Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday ( I hear they also have a Thanksgiving in Canada), is a day when we should all reflect on the blessings we all enjoy. Well, we shouldn’t wait for the last Thursday in November to do that. Too many of us (myself included) think more about the setbacks […]

Nov. 24 2011

Let’s Give Thanks for Music

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Everyone gives thanks in their own personal way. Some have many things to be thankful for. Some, sad to say, would be hard pressed to think of anything. My list would be a long one, beginning with my beloved wife and thirty year companion, Dyane Fancey, and continuing with my thirty-two year job broadcasting classical […]