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 Opera Preview, our music review program Face the Music and the Music In Maryland.

My current off-air obsessions include cycling (mostly to work on the Brompton) skiing,  playing guitar and  hosting  Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

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recent posts:

  • 5-12-18 Music in Maryland Mozart and Prokofiev

    This week we combine something old and new.  The BSO just came out with their complete recording of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and earlier we played act one.  Tonight we play the remaining three acts.  To fill out the show we began with their recording of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony with David Zinman.  Both are lovely. […]

  • 5-12-18 Face The Music Listings

    This week our panel was bassoonist Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio, violist and pianist Annie Center who is in town from Seattle to play with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra this weekend and Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts.  I decided it was time for a good old fashioned Viennese classical program and we […]

  • 5-5-18 Music in Maryland Celebrates Brahms and Tchaikovsky!

    May the 7th is the birthday of two of my favorite composers Brahms and Tchaikovsky.  We celebrate with great symphonies by each.  Also the BSO is doing a huge Stravinsky weekend which features the Bernstein Serenade.  Some really fine music and performances. PLAY DATE: Sat, 05/05/2018 6:00 PM 85 Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in […]