Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Dec. 03 2016

Booknotes takes a coffee break

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

        Award winning chef and restaurateur Spike Gjerde‘s latest venture is a new bookstore-café named Bird in Hand in Charles Village. It’s a delicious enterprise for book lovers.      

Nov. 30 2016

The sound and movement of water in music

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

          French pianist, Hélène Grimaud, returns to the Shriver Hall Concert Series with her Water program. Here is the Executive Director of Shriver Concerts, Catherine Cochran, with more.  

Nov. 25 2016

The Center Stage renaissance

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

          The historic building that houses Center Stage has been undergoing a massive renovation, and they are now poised to begin unveiling the changes in a series of openings. Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE,came in to WBJC to give us a preview.    

Nov. 24 2016

Hallelujah! The BSO is Recording Messiah!

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

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale are presenting their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah December 2-4, with concerts at both the Meyerhoff and Strathmore. Maestro Edward Polochick has conducted Messiah with the BSO since 1982, and I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of singing it with him many times since […]

Nov. 15 2016

A Baltimore musical collaboration

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

      The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Shriver Hall Concert Series are collaborating to present the St. Lawrence String Quartet in a series of concerts celebrating the music of Beethoven. BSO’s General Manager, Tonya Robles, and Shriver Concerts’ Excecutive Director, Catherine Cochran, came in to talk about the variety of concerts taking place November […]

Nov. 08 2016

Rigoletto, or “The Curse”

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

Concert Opera Baltimore continues its season at the Engineer’s Club with Verdi’s middle period masterpiece Rigoletto on November 18th and 20th. Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, came in to talk about that and more.                    

Nov. 03 2016

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Presents A Well-Heeled Comedy

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

This month, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is presenting the Baltimore premiere of “The Shoemaker’s Holiday” by Thomas Dekker. Based on the story of Simon Eyre, a commoner who rose to the office of Lord Mayor of London, it’s a  “London City Comedy” set in the world of ordinary citizens. Recently, I met with director Tom Delise […]

Nov. 02 2016

Shriver’s Piatigorsky Memorial Concert

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

The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents a program each season in honor of the great cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky, and this year they feature the Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta with French pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Here is SHCS Executive Director Catherine Cochran with more.              

Oct. 30 2016

Of Radiance and Light

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

  Age is relative when it comes to a composer like Alistair Coleman who wrote his first piece of music 7 years ago when he was 10. Alistair Coleman’s Of Radiance and Light was commissioned by the National Philharmonic and will be performed by the National Philharmonic Chorale in a program of English choral music […]

Oct. 29 2016

Anne Boleyn – she of the 1,000 days

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

Lesley Malin, Managing Director of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, has assembled an all-woman production crew for the company’s production of Anne of the Thousand Days by Maxwell Anderson. Lesley came in to talk about the production.        

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