Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Feb. 21 2018

Koo koo ka choo, indeed!

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

From February 23-March 4, Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate.” Recently, I spoke with director Todd Starkey about the play’s exploration of family dynamics, intimate relationships, and the huge societal changes that took place during the 1960’s. I have the honor of portraying Mrs. Robinson […]

Feb. 19 2018

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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

    Baltimore Concert Opera is presenting Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary piece, Sweeney Todd. Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, who is also the stage director for this production, came in to talk about it.      

Feb. 13 2018

“Red Velvet” and Ira Aldridge

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

      The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is currently presenting a fascinating play about an African American Shakespearean actor from the early 1800s who should be much better known than he is. CSC’s Ian Gallaner came in to talk about Ira Aldridge.            

Feb. 09 2018

The BSO’s hip-hop Carnival

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

    The Baltimore Symphony’s family program this week features Camille Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with a difference. Here is Baltimore singer-songwriter, Wordsmith.    

Feb. 08 2018

Odyssey honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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

      April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University will mark the anniversary with multi-speaker series beginning on February 19th. Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone, talks about this and other highlights from the Spring 2018 semester. Odyssey catalogue […]

Feb. 06 2018

Revisiting “The Secret Garden”

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

This weekend, Broadway in Annapolis will revisit  “The Secret Garden”, Marsha Norman’s musical based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Last week, I spoke with Music Director Ernie Green about the production, which features both opera singers and “legit” Broadway vocalists, including some longtime audience favorites.

Jan. 29 2018

Anatomy of Wings

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

  A Baltimore-bred film, Anatomy of Wings, which is being produced with the support of the Maryland Institute College of Art, chronicles ten years of extraordinary human connection across the divide of the Two Baltimores. The documentary is scheduled for release next year, and its co-directors, Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander and Nikiea Redmond, came in to talk […]

Jan. 19 2018

Opera Goes to the Theater

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

These days, it’s not at all uncommon for symphony orchestras or even opera companies to present musical theater works. However, the reverse – doing an opera – is a daring move for a theater company! Earlier this week, I spoke with Music Director Ben Shaver about Stillpointe Theatre’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in […]

Jan. 09 2018

Impressionistic crossover

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

  The Baltimore Symphony is partnering with the Baltimore Museum of art for Off the Cuff: Impressionist Masterworks. The BSO’s Vice President & General Manager, Tonya McBride Robles, along with the BMA’s Senior Curator for European Painting & Sculpture, Katy Rothkopf, came to share ideas about Impressionism in music and art.         […]

Dec. 20 2017

Thomas Dolby & Peabody offering new media degree

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

      A new BA designed to meet growing interest in composing and producing music for emerging and interactive media will be offered at the Peabody Institute from Fall 2018. It will be headed by music innovator, tech trailblazer, author, and Johns Hopkins Homewood Professor of the Arts, Thomas Dolby.      

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