Jonathan Palevsky

Host - Jonathan Palevsky

Jonathan plays guitar and rides a bicycle, but not at the same time.

Greetings, I’m Jonathan Palevsky, Program Director here at WBJC. I have had the pleasure of working for the station since 1986 when I became a part-time announcer. I have been the station’s Program Director since 1990. I am originally from Montreal and came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. I have hosted just about every conceivable time slot at WBJC, but can regularly be heard hosting the WBJC Operafest, our music review program Face the Music and the CD reissue program Past Masters.

My current off-air obsessions include skiing,  playing guitar and  and being the host of Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

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recent posts:

  • 4-22-17 Music In Maryland 2 BSO Blockbusters!

    This week we are presenting two BSO performances of huge symphonies.  The Mahler was recorded in 2008 at the Meyerhoff with Marin Alsop and the Rachmaninoff was recorded in 1992 with David Zinman.  If you like the Rachmaninoff you can hear it live next week.  For more information go to PLAY DATE: Sat, 04/22/2017 […]

  • 4-22-17 Face The Music Listings

    This week was a really fun show.  With the exception of the Dvorak everything was vintage and donated by Dave Donovan!  I figured why not use them since Dave isn’t on the panel this week and he has excellent taste!  Our panel was Phil Greenfield of The American Record Guide, Tuba Player Ed Goldstein and […]

  • 4-15-17 Music In Maryland Peabody Orchestra and Leon Fleisher!

    Very grateful to Peabody for these recordings!  Leon Fleisher conducted the Peabody Symphony on September 24, 2016 in Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon and the Sibelius Symphony No.  1.  The soloists in the Haydn were violinist Shannon Fitzhenry, cellist Jiaoyang Xu, oboist Teresa Ching Lin and faculty artist bassoonist Philip Kolker. […]