Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Dec. 10 2016

Spike Gjerde’s farm-to-table mission

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

            “Farm-to-table” is more than simply an approach to cuisine. Award winning chef and restaurateur, Spike Gjerde – the mastermind behind such enterprises as Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee, Parts & Labor, and the new bookstore-café Bird in Hand – has made local sourcing his mission.    

Dec. 06 2016

‘Tis the Season!

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

  The Handel Choir of Baltimore is starting the holiday spirit with the iconic work of their namesake: Messiah. Arian Khaefi, their Artistic Director & Conductor, came in to talk about the two upcoming concerts.      

Dec. 04 2016

Joyeux Noël!

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

        The Maryland Choral Society starts its 2016-2017 on December 11th with a program of music celebrating Noël. Here is Artistic Director, Douglas Buchanan, to talk about the full season.      

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 […]

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