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Jan. 19 2018

Opera Goes to the Theater

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

These days, it’s not at all uncommon for symphony orchestras or even opera companies to present musical theater works. However, the reverse – doing an opera – is a daring move for a theater company! Earlier this week, I spoke with Music Director Ben Shaver about Stillpointe Theatre’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in […]

Jan. 19 2018

2-3-18 Music In Maryland…Celebrating Stephen Hough!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

This weekend Stephen Hough returns to Baltimore to play some Mendelssohn.  It’s a good excuse to play some of his recordings.  Actually Stephen Hough like Mendelssohn has amazing talents in a wide variety of disciplines…We have interesting repertoire…the mostly forgotten Hummel b minor concerto and also the premiere recording of the Scharwenka fourth concerto.  A […]

Jan. 19 2018

1-27-18 Music In Maryland Mozart Mania!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

W. A. Mozart was born on this very day in 1756 and we are thrilled to celebrate him for most of the day!  Wonderful for weddings fabulous for funerals there isn’t a part of our lives that Mozart’s music doesn’t fit into and enhance.  We have fabulous local artists to play these amazing pieces…Hillary Hahn, […]

Jan. 19 2018

1-20-18 Music in Maryland

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

A bit of everything this evening!  BSO Music Director Marin Alsop conducting two orchestras other than the BSO in Bartok and Prokofiev.  Sounds nice!  It was time to revisit the very fine live recording of Mahler 6 with David Zinman and the BSO and add a small twist.  When Zinman recorded the work it had […]

Jan. 19 2018

Toccata listings 1/21/18

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, Toccata | No Comments

On tonight’s program, poetry for the piano (not Chopin), a major organ sonata, and a suite for 2 pianos and orchestra.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 49355 Alexander von Zemlinsky Fantasy on poems of Richard Dehmel Steinway 300032 SOLO Stanislav Khristenko, piano 12:06 C 1 5-8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:15 PM 48784 Josef Rheinberger […]

Jan. 17 2018

Music in Art

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 6 Comments

  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 […]

Jan. 15 2018

The ways of our world

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

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%. […]

Jan. 14 2018

Music From Movies 1-14-17

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Music From Movies | No Comments

7:00 PM 7:00 PM Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi: Opening Nonesuch 79506 COND Michael Riesman ORCH Glass Ensemble SOLO Western Wind Vocal Ensemble SOLO Albert de Ruiter, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7:04 PM Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi: The Grid Nonesuch 79506 COND Michael Riesman ORCH Glass Ensemble SOLO Western Wind Vocal Ensemble ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7:23 PM Franz Schubert An die Musik […]

Jan. 14 2018

Choral Hour 1-14-17

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | No Comments

8:00 AM 8:00 AM George Frederich Handel Dixit Dominus Avie 2270 COND Jeannette Sorrell ORCH Apollo’s Fire SOLO and Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:34 AM Johannes Brahms Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied) Op 54 DG/Archiv 429765 COND Claudio Abbado ORCH Berlin Philharmonic SOLO Ernst Senff Chor ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:52 AM Sir Michael Tippett A Child of Our Time Nimbus […]

Jan. 13 2018

Vocalise – 1/13/17

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

8:00 PM 8:00 PM Adolphus Hailstork I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes BSO Class. 1 COND Daniel Hege ORCH Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SOLO Thomas Young, tenor SOLO Morgan State College Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:19 PM Giuseppe Verdi Four Sacred Pieces Erato 88170 COND Claudio Scimone ORCH Gulbenkian Cham Orch of Lisbon SOLO Gulbenkian Choir of Lisbon […]

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