Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jun. 12 2013

Restoration Romp

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

Bruce Nelson, character actor extraordinaire, is currently appearing in Everyman Theatre’s Beaux Strategem. He came in to talk to WBJC. Beaux Strategem Bruce Nelson   Related posts: Everyman’s final offering for 2012-1213 The Gaming Table Comedy with an edge

May. 23 2013

Carlos’s Favorites!

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | 4 Comments

In the following interview, conductor Carlos Kalmar talks about a phenomenal, newish work and about gathering together his favorite music from Prokofiev’s Ballet, Romeo and Juliet,  aka Carlos’s Favorites.   Maestro Kalmar also talks about why he loves American orchestras like the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra which he will conduct this Thursday through Saturday.    Also on the program, […]

Apr. 25 2013

The Melodies of Brahms With Denyce Graves and no Hands!

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

Conductor Piotr Gajewski talked with me about the National Philharmonic’s upcoming all Brahms concert with superstar mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, 2 of the women Brahms loved and conducting without a score.                                                                        01 Track 1 The National Philharmonic Chorale with Denyce Graves will perform Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th.  Here’s the web […]

Apr. 25 2013

A Season Finale and a Farewell

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

This Sunday, April 28, Chamber Music by Candlelight will present the final concert of their 2012-13 season. Clarinetist and co-coordinator Eddie Palanker is retiring from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after playing in the group for 50 years; as such, he’ll also be stepping down from his position with this series. Over the years, I’ve had […]

Apr. 24 2013

4-24-14 Word On Wine All That Glass 3!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, Word on Wine | No Comments

Mary is off this week and therefore we are running a repeat!  If you missed my previous chats with Maximilian Riedel check them out as well.  We should be back to new shows in a week or two.     Having spent two weeks talking about Riedel glasses and wine glasses in general Mary Zajac […]

Apr. 24 2013

Playing Games During the Cold War

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

Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Chess by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice from April 26-May 5. I spoke with director John Amato about the production and the show’s connection to real-life events; you can click on the link below to listen to our chat. Chess at Dundalk Community Theatre Related posts: Truth Is […]

Mar. 21 2013

Simon Trpceski’s Impressions of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4

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

Simon Trpceski, who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this weekend, talked with me about the performance.  Heading out of the WBJC studios, Trpceski expressed regret over omitting in the interview that he thought Rachmaninoff’s underheard and underperformed concerto was, “sexy!”  Actually, his impressions of the concerto are quite […]

Mar. 05 2013

An All-Poulenc Program? Yes, Please!

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

Towson University’s Department of Music will be presenting an entire concert devoted to Francis Poulenc’s works on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm. Recently, I spoke with Carl Schmidt, Poulenc scholar and Towson University faculty member, about the upcoming performance and his meeting with the composer back in the early 1960′s. You can listen to our […]

Dec. 19 2012

Nutcracker collaboration

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

The Baltimore Symphony (music), Baltimore School for the Arts (dancers), MICA (design), and the Modell Lyric (venue) are collaborating this weekend to present four performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer, danced with aplomb for many years by Curt Decker, came into the studio to talk about it. Nutcracker collaboration Related posts: Riding the Tour du Port […]

Dec. 11 2012

‘Tis the Season

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

The season of Christmas cheer has definitely arrived! We started playing Christmas music on WBJC today, and productions of The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah are proliferating. Melinda O’Neal came in to talk about the Handel Choir’s performances of their namesake’s great work. The Handel Choir’s Messiah Related posts: Halleluja! “Your voice is not an instrument, […]

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