Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Symphony’

Sep. 13 2012

9-13-12 BSO Gala 2012!

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

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of speaking with Baltimore Symphony  Music Director Marin Alsop about the upcoming gala which takes place on Saturday 9/15.  We talked about their amazing guest soloist Rene Flemming and the Orchids.  This year’s gala looks like a really interesting event.   Check out the interview by clicking below. […]

Jun. 04 2012

B(l)iss

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

I would love to be a fly on the wall when Jonathan Biss is practicing in the privacy of his apartment to see if he is as physical then as he is on the concert platform.  He is what you might call and mover and shaker in front of the keyboard–bending low, arcing back, fidgeting […]

Mar. 01 2012

The Passion of Joan of Arc

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

When Renée, sometime known as “Maria”, Falconetti’s long hair was cut off, she wept.  That was the beginning of her journey in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc.  Composer, Richard Einhorn was so captivated by the film he wrote music to accompany it called, Voices of Light.  I hope you […]

Feb. 05 2012

McGegan’s joie de vivre

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

I’ve blogged once before about how some conductors convey the architecture of the music through their gestures and body language.  With Nicholas McGegan, who conducted Bach, Rameau, Haydn and Mozart with the BSO this weekend, he conveys the sheer joy of music.  He is like a little fireball on the podium, and if he needs […]

Dec. 03 2011

Halleluja!

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

The last thing Music Director Edward Polochick did after his performance of Messiah was hold up Handel’s great score. What a composer! What a score! What a performance by Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra lead by Ed Polochick! Concert Artists of Baltimore have performed Messiah every year now for […]

Nov. 26 2011

Alexander Nevsky

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Vocalise | No Comments

It’s hard to believe it was 8 years ago that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov, performed Alexander Nevsky accompanying the 1938 film. As I recall it was a cold November night as I made my way to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. I remember it being cold as there was a […]

Nov. 10 2011

BSO Timeline

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Did you know that Siegfried Wagner was the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s first guest conductor in 1924? He conducted music by his father, Richard Wagner, and his grandfather, Franz Liszt. Did you know that the March King, John Philip Sousa, appeared at a BSO children’s concert in 1930? And did you know that in February, 1965 […]

Oct. 24 2011

Sculpting the music

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

You know how sometimes you can look at a conductor and wonder what their actual function is during the concert? It looks as if their beat is difficult to follow or it seems as if the orchestra is playing along with very little input from him or her, and you have to assume that it’s […]

Oct. 03 2011

Tortelier and the BSO

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

What an interesting program Yan Pascal Tortelier conducted with the BSO this weekend! For one thing, I was struck by the fact that he didn’t have any French music in the line-up. Then, it was so unusual for him to start with the symphony, and have the concerto and overture (in that order!) after the […]

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