Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’
The Spire Series at First & Franklin Presbyterian Church presents violinist and Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Carney and international concert pianist John Nauman in performances of violin sonatas by Beethoven and Richard Strauss. The recital takes place Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 PM. John Nauman spoke with me about the […]
This Sunday at 4PM, the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra and Baltimore Mandolin Quartet will pay tribute to Baltimore musician and composer Jonathan Jensen by presenting a concert of his original works and arrangements. Jonathan visited me recently to talk about the program and the history of mandolin ensembles.
Ten years ago today, February 5th 2005, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrated its first concert at the Music Center at Strathmore with a program featuring Yo Yo Ma and then Music Director, Yuri Temirkanov. A decade on, BSO President and CEO, Paul Meecham, looks back. […]
BSO Principal Flute, Emily Skala, is stepping to the front of the Meyerhoff stage to play a Mozart concerto this weekend. It was my pleasure to speak with her about it.
This weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto. The piece was commissioned by Music Director Marin Alsop and the BSO; Manuel Barrueco will be the soloist. Earlier this week, I spoke with Jonathan Leshnoff about the new work, his creative process, and Mr. Barrueco’s very […]
For many years, I’ve taken great pleasure in creating “All-American” programs for July 4th. Every piece that airs on my show tomorrow will have at least one American aspect – composer, ensemble, soloist, conductor, or in some cases, all of the above! This country has produced some amazing musical talent over the years and continues […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Okay, I don’t usually follow football. Hope I didn’t cost WBJC any listeners with that admission – I know many of you are passionate sports fans! I am, however, very proud of the Baltimore Ravens for making it to the Super Bowl this year. With that in mind, my husband, Jim, and I joined a […]