Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’

Jan. 09 2014

A Concerto Born in Baltimore

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

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 […]

Jul. 03 2013

Happy 4th of July!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Jan. 30 2013

My Purple Pride Is Showing

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

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 […]

Nov. 15 2012

Some Eclectic Evening

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

What do BSO musicians like to play on their own time? The Chamber Music by Candlelight series (presented by Community Concerts at Second) has been answering that question for years. This Sunday, November 18th, CMC ‘s 7:30pm program will include works by Piazzolla, Schickele, Prokofief, and Schulhoff.  Earlier this week, I spoke with clarinetist/CMC co-coordinator […]

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