Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
The British pianist, Imogen Cooper, who is known as a fine interpreter of Classical and Romantic repertoire as well as being a supporter of new music, is making her Baltimore debut with the Shriver Hall Concert Series, presenting a program of Haydn, Thomas Adès, Beethoven, and Schubert. Here is the series Executive Director, Catherine Cochran. […]
Michael Rickelton’s Battle Songs will set the stage for the premiere of Andrew Maxfield’s choral setting of Eleanor Farjeon’s poem Peace as the St. David’s Music Series marks the 1918 Armistice. Douglas Buchanan is the Director of Music Ministries at St. David’s.
Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem spoke with me about the potential benefits of singing karaoke, his role as Germont in Verdi’s La traviata and Figaro in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, and why opera is universal. Enjoy these high notes from Lucas Meachem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjOzzvHFv94
Pique Collective is a contemporary music ensemble that invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to their performances in non-traditional venues. One of their core members, composer and guitarist Jeremy Lyons, talks about their forthcoming event, “Today I Welcome You. Tomorrow I Welcome You.”
What a spectacle! Four horn soloists at the front of the Baltimore Symphony stage for Schumann’s Konzertstück this weekend. I spoke to one of them: BSO’s Third Horn, Austin Larson.
The next Shriver Hall Concert Series program pairs Pacifica Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin for a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Hamelin himself. Here is the series executive director, Catherine Cochran.
Baltimore Musicales is marking the centennial of Rosa Ponselle’s 1918 Met debut with a concert at Peabody. Here is soprano and Executive Director, Thea Tullman Moore.
The Embassy Series in D.C. will open its 25th Anniversary Season with a concert dedicated to the Centenary Celebration of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa. The featured performer will be South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one. In all seriousness, violinist Netanel Draiblate has some very interesting reasons for preferring to play a new instrument rather than an antique. We chatted about new vs. old, cadenzas, and more recently. Mr. Draiblate will be the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra’s featured soloist on Sunday, September 30. […]
The Davies Concert series in Prince George’s County is opening their season with a DC based woodwind quintet called District5. Here is Hiram Larew with more.