The vocal ensemble, third practice, is presenting a program in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. Their artistic director, Brian Bartoldus, came in to discuss madrigals.
The music series at St. David’s episcopal church in Roland Park is presenting its 39th annual Bach Marathon from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Director, organist, and pianist Douglas Buchanan is coordinating it all, and he talks about it here …
When Gioachino Rossini was 23 (in point of fact, since he was a leap year baby, he was 5¾), he became composer in residence at the Teatro di San Carlo opera house in Naples. At the end of his 7-year stint, in 1822, he left with nine new operas and his future wife. Isabella Colbran was one of a […]
Richard Strauss’s Guntram is not to be confused with Saint Guntram, who was the king of Burgundy from 561 to 592. Rather, he was the young Strauss’s own concoction for his first opera, written very much under the influence of Wagner in 1894, and revised in 1940. Richard Strauss’s collaboration with the librettist Hugo von […]
Peabody is presenting its 6th annual Fret Festival. Guitarist and organizer, Zane Forshee, came to talk about it.
Henry Clay Folger (amongst his claims to fame, he was the nephew of the founder of Folgers Coffee) was born in New York City, in 1857, and he made his career there as president and chairman of Standard Oil of New York. On the side, he and his wife, Emily, became avid collectors of Shakespeareana […]
The young Jerusalem Quartet is making its debut on the Shriver Hall Concert Series this weekend with works by Haydn, Schulhoff, and Schubert. The series President, Stephen Jacobsohn talks to me about it here…
A cross between science fiction and a love story is how Kimberley Lynne describes her new play. She came to the studio to talk about it.
The new American Wing at the Baltimore Museum of Art is a wonderful place to lose yourself. It is the vision, largely, of the BMA’s Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and American Painting & Sculpture, David Park Curry, who came in to talk to […]
Ten years ago today, February 5th 2005, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrated its first concert at the Music Center at Strathmore with a program featuring Yo Yo Ma and then Music Director, Yuri Temirkanov. A decade on, BSO President and CEO, Paul Meecham, looks back. […]