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Oct. 08 2014

Should corporate sponsors butt out of opera?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

It seems a conflict of interest is keeping one of the most beloved works in the operatic repertoire off the stage at West Australia Opera, at least for the next couple of seasons. Before you click on the following link from Limelight, please note that I have my own biases in this case:  I’m a […]

Oct. 06 2014

10-6-14 Annapolis Chorale Performs Carmina Burana!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

This Saturday J. Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will perform Carl  Orff’s Carmina Burana.  Not only will they present this perennial favorite but they will also be opening the new remodeled Maryland Hall.  For information you can go to Liveartsmaryland.org Ernie came by for an interview and we had fun as […]

Oct. 05 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 10-05-14

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

8:00 AM 8:01 AM Morten Lauridsen-  Lux aeterna                             Hyperion   67449 COND Stephen Layton ORCH Britten Sinfonia SOLO Polyphony ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:27 AM George Frederich Handel-   Chandos Anthem No. 10                   BBC        301 COND Harry Christophers ORCH The Sixteen SOLO BBC Singers ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:58 AM Traditional Spiritual-   My Lord, What a Mornin’                 MdStateBoy 2420 COND Stephen Holmes ORCH […]

Oct. 04 2014

10/04/14 – Vocalise Rundown

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

8:00 PM 8:00 PM George Frederich Handel- Theodora: Angels, ever bright and fair   Harm Mundi 907060 COND Nicholas McGegan ORCH Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra SOLO Lorraine Hunt, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Gioacchino Rossini- Soirees Musicales                       Nimbus     5132 SOLO June Anderson, soprano SOLO Raul Gimenez, tenor SOLO Kathryn Bouleyn, soprano SOLO Alessandro Corbelli, baritone SOLO Nina Walker, […]

Oct. 04 2014

10-4-14 Music In Maryland. Gregory Miller…From Bach to Bernstein

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | 2 Comments

This week we are featuring Horn Soloist Gregory Miller and pianist Ernest Barretta in a recital recorded at the University of Maryland College Park Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.   This recording was designed to feature the Conn 8D horn that Gregory Miller purchased from his teacher Robert Fries.  Robert Fries, in addition to teaching Greg […]

Oct. 04 2014

10-4-14 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week we have two violin concertos which we hated and two piano concertos which we loved.  Composer/Opera Director John Bowen, Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, and Charles Ellis of the Prince George’s Philharmonic were our panelists.  The show is a rerun from last year and is a hoot.  We were going to […]

Sep. 30 2014

Did he do it?

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Peter Shaffer has a lot to answer for. Thanks to him, we now link Antonio Salieri’s name to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s as someone who somehow had a hand in Amadeus’s downfall and death. It’s true that when Mozart first arrived in Vienna from Salzburg, Antonio Salieri was so well established as a court musician for […]

Sep. 28 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 9-28-14

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

Many thanks to Dyana for filling in for me today! Cheers, Kati   8:00 AM Robert Fayrfax — Aeternae Laudis Lilium Conductor: Harry Christophers Ensemble: The Sixteen Hyperion, 66073 8:12 AM Joseph Haydn — Harmony Mass Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken Ensemble: La Petite Bande Chamber Choir of Namur Sandrine Piau, soprano Monika Groop, mezzo-soprano Christoph Pregardien, […]

Sep. 27 2014

9/27/14 – Vocalise Rundown

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

8:00 PM George Frederich Handel Semele: Endless Pleasure Endless Love London 3160 COND Harry Bicket ORCH Orch of Age of Enlightenment SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM 4085 Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Youth’s Magic Horn Virgin 61507 COND Sir Charles Mackerras ORCH London Philharmonic Orchestra SOLO Ann Murray,alto SOLO Thomas Allen, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Sep. 21 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 9-21-14

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach — Motet: Jesu meine Freude Conductor: Konrad Junghanel Ensemble: Cantus Colln RCA/BMG, 77368 8:19 AM Giuseppe Verdi — Te Deum Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Ernst Senff Chor CBS/Sony, 46491 8:38 AM Maurice Durufle — Messe “Cum Jubilo” Conductor: Dennis Keene Ensemble: Voices of Ascension Patricia Spence,alto Francois […]

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