Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Mar. 09 2017

Music is blossoming in PG County!

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

The Spring Music Series at Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center starts this Friday, March 10 with a performance by the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Earlier this week, I spoke with the series’ director, Armando Bayolo, about Friday’s concert.  

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

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. 22 2017

Biss and Brentano at Shriver

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

      The pianist, Jonathan Biss, and the Brentano String Quartet present a program of late works from four different composers: Bach, Kurtág, Britten, and Beethoven. SHCS Executive Director, Catherine Cochran, has more.    

Feb. 20 2017

BCO makes its first foray into American opera

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

    American composer, Carlisle Floyd, was inspired by the the Apocryphal Biblical story, “Susannah and the Elders,” for his 1950s opera, “Susannah,” which is being presented by Baltimore Concert Opera February 24th and 25th. Here is the BCO’s Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker.        

Feb. 16 2017

Interview with Piotr Gajewski and Johnathan Leshoff

By Jim Ward | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs | No Comments

Brahms’ Requiem SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:00pm 8pm in the Concert Hall: Special Classical Conversation on Zohar with Cantors Laura Croen & Michael Shochet 8:30pm: Downbeat Danielle Talamantes, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor Leshnoff Zohar (DC-area premiere) Brahms Requiem, Op. 45

Feb. 13 2017

Spring Odyssey

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

                  The Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University’s non-credit liberal arts program, begins its spring semester this month, offering its usual inspiring mix ranging from science to art, writing to photography, politics to law. The Program Director, Douglas Blackstone, came in to talk about it.  

Feb. 09 2017

Shriver goes Baroque

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

The first of two programs that the Shriver Hall Concert Series is presenting this month is their annual Early Music concert, featuring  the Venice Baroque Orchestra with their founder, Andrea Marcon, and soloist, Nicola Benedetti, violin. Here is SHCS Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.        

Feb. 08 2017

Celebrating Valentine with Baltimore Musicales

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

            From Irving Berlin to George Gershwin, and everything in between, Baltimore Musicales is presenting a program for Valentine’s Day. Soprano and Executive Director, Thea Tullman Moore, tells us more.  

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