Anton Hartmann’s paintings inspired Modest Mussorgsky to write his Pictures at an Exhibition and, in turn, that work inspired Cem Catbas, Artistic Director and Founder of Baltimore Ballet, to write a ballet based on on the art and the music. Here, he talks about his […]
The Folger Theatre is presenting a fabulous production of Fiasco Theater’s Two Gents. My review for the online magazine, Monologging, is here: http://monologging.org/two-gentlemen-their-mistresses-and-a-dog/ Related posts: The Merchant with Folger What’s My Line? It’s that time of year again!
Emanuel Ax, a marvelous interpreter of Johannes Brahms, has embarked on a project that explores Brahms’s piano music in its original forms but also takes his music further by commissioning contemporary composers to make works around his music. We have the opportunity to hear some of the fruits of this project at […]
Maryland born artist, Joseph Sheppard, is exhibiting a collection of realist still life and landscape paintings, all of which measure at least one meter in each direction. A long time listener to WBJC, he came into the studios […]
It’s not every day that you get to hear a trumpet recital, but there is one coming at Shriver Hall on Sunday evening. Here’s the President of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Stephen Jacobsohn. Related posts: And so it begins … The Art […]
The fact that PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is public television’s highest-rated series speaks volumes about our enduring fascination with stories of long overlooked treasures turning up in attics and basements. A mysterious story that has piqued international interest for 18 months now has a happy ending at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It’s the one about […]
The Dresser is intriguing on so many levels. First of all, I was personally intrigued to learn that playwright, Ronald Harwood, was born in my hometown, Cape Town. He moved to the U.K. to pursue a career in the theatre, and The Dresser was based on his own experience working in that capacity for the […]
Carl Schurr is playing the actor-manager playing Lear for Everyman. He came to talk to us. Related posts: 8-25-13 Music In The Great Hall Begins Another Fine Season! Little known Verdi opera Shriver Hall Concert Series gets bigger
Bruce Nelson talks about his role as the dresser in Everyman Theatre’s current production. Related posts: Everyman’s final offering for 2012-1213 Musica Callada Happy Birthday, Verdi, and Kudos to Maestro Love!
The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, making their Shriver Hall Concert debut yesterday evening, showed us again why we are so lucky to have this chamber music series in Baltimore. They gave us an excellent reading of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Then came the Beethoven Septet — and it was one of those performances where you find […]