Baltimore Concert Opera is presenting Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary piece, Sweeney Todd. Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, who is also the stage director for this production, came in to talk about it.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is currently presenting a fascinating play about an African American Shakespearean actor from the early 1800s who should be much better known than he is. CSC’s Ian Gallaner came in to talk about Ira Aldridge.
The Baltimore Symphony’s family program this week features Camille Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with a difference. Here is Baltimore singer-songwriter, Wordsmith.
April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University will mark the anniversary with multi-speaker series beginning on February 19th. Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone, talks about this and other highlights from the Spring 2018 semester. Odyssey catalogue […]
The historic Johns Hopkins University Press has a newly appointed Director, who brings to the position twenty years’ experience with the National Academies Press. Barbara Kline Pope is this month’s guest on Booknotes.
A Baltimore-bred film, Anatomy of Wings, which is being produced with the support of the Maryland Institute College of Art, chronicles ten years of extraordinary human connection across the divide of the Two Baltimores. The documentary is scheduled for release next year, and its co-directors, Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander and Nikiea Redmond, came in to talk […]
Last July, I posted a piece with the subject heading, “The Impressionist Painter with a Flair for Music,” about the friendship between the French painter, Frédéric Bazille, and the musician and art patron, Edmond Maître, and how they bonded over their shared love of music. Since then, I’ve been thinking quite a bit […]
As part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in the nation’s capital region — chaired by Allison Janney — Theresa Rebeck has written and directed an adaptation of the Restoration comedy The Way of the World by William Congreve. She transports the action to the Hamptons, and takes a satirical swipe at the wealthy 1%. […]
The Baltimore Symphony is partnering with the Baltimore Museum of art for Off the Cuff: Impressionist Masterworks. The BSO’s Vice President & General Manager, Tonya McBride Robles, along with the BMA’s Senior Curator for European Painting & Sculpture, Katy Rothkopf, came to share ideas about Impressionism in music and art. […]
In the New Year we can look forward to new books by local writers, and some hidden gems. Here is Ann Berlin from The Ivy Bookshop with some guidelines. Laura Lipman’s Sunburn Sujata Massey’s Widows of Malabar Dan Fesperman’s Safe Houses Hotel Silence by Audur Ava Olafsdottir