Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Nov. 01 2018

From Karaoke to Grand Opera!

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | 3 Comments

Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem spoke with me about the potential benefits of singing karaoke, his role as Germont in Verdi’s La traviata and Figaro in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, and why opera is universal.   Enjoy these high notes from Lucas Meachem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjOzzvHFv94

Oct. 29 2018

A music collective and a kitchen collective come together to celebrate immigrants

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

      Pique Collective is a contemporary music ensemble that invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to their performances in non-traditional venues. One of their core members, composer and guitarist Jeremy Lyons, talks about their forthcoming event, “Today I Welcome You. Tomorrow I Welcome You.”    

Oct. 18 2018

The BSO horn section strutting their stuff

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

  What a spectacle! Four horn soloists at the front of the Baltimore Symphony stage for Schumann’s Konzertstück this weekend. I spoke to one of them: BSO’s Third Horn, Austin Larson.          

Oct. 17 2018

A debut and an old friend for SHCS next program

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

  The next Shriver Hall Concert Series program pairs Pacifica Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin for a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Hamelin himself. Here is the series executive director, Catherine Cochran.    

Oct. 08 2018

Baltimore Musicales to honor Rosa Ponselle

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

        Baltimore Musicales is marking the centennial of Rosa Ponselle’s 1918 Met debut with a concert at Peabody. Here is soprano and Executive Director, Thea Tullman Moore.        

Sep. 22 2018

The Embassy Series honors Nelson Mandela

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

    The Embassy Series in D.C. will open its 25th Anniversary Season with a concert dedicated to the Centenary Celebration of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa. The featured performer will be South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan.    

Sep. 21 2018

Are new violins easier to fiddle with?

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

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one. In all seriousness, violinist Netanel Draiblate has some very interesting reasons for preferring to play a new instrument rather than an antique. We chatted about new vs. old, cadenzas, and more recently. Mr. Draiblate will be the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra’s featured soloist on Sunday, September 30.       […]

Sep. 20 2018

District5 for the Davies Concert Series

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

    The Davies Concert series in Prince George’s County is opening their season with a DC based woodwind quintet called District5. Here is Hiram Larew with more.    

Sep. 19 2018

Run Wild for Autism!

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

  Rebecca Rienzi, Executive Director of Pathfinders for Autism spoke with me about their history and mission since 2000. She also shared information about Run Wild for Autism 2018, the 8th Annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Run & Walk at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore which takes place Sunday, September 30th. Registration ends on […]

Sep. 19 2018

Zukerman Trio opens Shriver season

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

    The Shriver Hall Concert Series opens its 2018-2019 season — at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium — with the Zukerman Trio playing Mozart, Arensky, and Beethoven. Here is the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.      

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