Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The St. David’s Music Series is presenting the world premiere of Michael Hersch’s only choral work From Ecclesiastes on the November First Friday Series, along with both of Hersch’s sonatas for unaccompanied ‘cello performed by Lavena Johanson. The Music Director of the series, Douglas Buchanan, came in to talk […]
Last year Jonathan and I were thrilled by Occasional Symphony’s performance of music accompanying the silent film Nosferatu. They’re BA-ACK…with Rupert Julian’s classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5:00 PM and again Monday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 PM. Occasional Symphony will perform some bone chilling classics and new music […]
In 1958, the late violinist and conductor Neville Marriner, who died earlier this month, founded the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London. This fall, we welcome the Academy Chamber Ensemble to Baltimore for the opening concert of the 2016-2017 Shriver Hall Concert Series. The Executive Director of SHCS Catherine Cochran […]