Archive for the ‘Host Blogs’ Category

Mar. 04 2017

Vocalise – 3/04/17

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

8:00 PM Henry Purcell                 Music for a While                       Vanguard   2002 SOLO Alfred Deller, counter-tenor SOLO Walter Bergman, harpsichord ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Antonio Vivaldi               Gloria in D RV  589                     DG/Archiv  4776737 COND Trevor Pinnock ORCH The English Concert SOLO English Concert Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:34 PM Mateo Flecha                  El Fuego                                CBS/Sony   46699 COND Paul van Nevel ORCH […]

Mar. 04 2017

Booknotes meets one of Baltimore’s quirkier independent presses

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes, Host Blogs | No Comments

      Mason Jar Press is an independent press based out of Baltimore since 2014. It specializes in in handmade, limited edition chapbooks and full-length publications featuring strong, straight-forward poetry and prose that’s just a little off. Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Ian Anderson, and Assistant Editor, Natalie Ko, came in to talk about what’s new. […]

Mar. 02 2017

If music be the food of love, what’s the food of music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

On almost any given day, if you were to stop by WBJC’s studios, you’d hear someone mention food. The staff at this radio station loves to natter on about all things culinary – favorite cookbooks, silly food trends, amazing (or dreadful) restaurants we’ve recently tried – if you can eat it or drink it, we’ve […]

Mar. 01 2017

Baltimore Center Stage reopens with The White Snake

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

The grand reopening of Baltimore Center Stage, following a year-long renovation, showcases Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake. It’s on in the newly reconfigured Head Theater, with music composed, improvised, and performed by a quartet led by Music Director, Jeff Song, who came in to talk to us about it. […]

Feb. 28 2017

Handel Choir of Baltimore the Choir of St. David’s join forces

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      Inspired by the gastronomical movement, farm-to-table, this “sustainably sourced” concert includes flavors from our own backyard, with works by several Baltimore and Maryland-based composers, including Douglas Buchanan, who came in with Handel Choir’s Arian Khaefi to talk about it.  

Feb. 26 2017

Music From Movies 2-26-17

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Music From Movies | 2 Comments

7:00 PM Jerome Moross                 The Big Country: Music from the Film    Silva      5006 COND Tony Bremner ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra 7:04 PM Maurice Jarre                 Red Sun: Suite                          Silva      1061 COND Paul Bateman ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic 7:16 PM Ennio Morricone             Once Upon a Time in the West: Selections   RCA/BMG    60706 COND Henry Mancini                                      ORCH […]

Feb. 26 2017

Mozart, Marianna Martines, and MCS

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      A Masterwork Concert featuring Mozart and the DC-area premiere of a Dixit Dominus by little known Marianna von Martines is being presented by the Maryland Choral Society. Here’s MCS Artistic Director, Douglas Buchanan.    

Feb. 26 2017

Choral Hour 2-26-17

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

8:00 AM Charles Gounod                St. Cecilia Mass                        Angel/EMI  47094 COND Georges Pretre ORCH Radio France Philharmonic Orch SOLO and Chorus SOLO Barbara Hendricks, soprano SOLO Laurence Dale, tenor SOLO Jean-Philippe LaFont, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:48 AM George Frederich Handel       Let Thy Hand be Strengthened  HWV 259   London     4758363 COND David Hill ORCH Brandenburg Consort SOLO Winchester […]

Feb. 25 2017

2-25-17 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concerts and Peabody!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | 1 Comment

This week Music in Maryland has some great performances both live and recorded.  We begin with cellist Edgar Moreau who is performing tonight at Candlelight Concerts in Columbia.  After that we have the pleasure of hearing the amazing pianist Behzod Abduraimov play the Prokofiev 6th piano sonata and a beautiful Tchaikovsky encore.  That concert was […]

Feb. 25 2017

2-25-17 Face The Music Listings

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

This week we have the pleasure of having two fine panelists from the Occasional Symphony, their Artistic Director Joshua Hong and their Executive Director James Young.  They were joined by stalwart veteran panelist Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide.  While the Strauss was pretty good, the rest of the pieces were fabulous.  Nice to […]