After Mr. Skrowaczewski defected in 1960 (Communist rule “was impossible for musicians and composers”), he led the Minnesota Orchestra for 19 years.
7:00 PM Jerome Moross The Big Country: Music from the Film Silva 5006 COND Tony Bremner ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra 7:04 PM Maurice Jarre Red Sun: Suite Silva 1061 COND Paul Bateman ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic 7:16 PM Ennio Morricone Once Upon a Time in the West: Selections RCA/BMG 60706 COND Henry Mancini ORCH […]
A Masterwork Concert featuring Mozart and the DC-area premiere of a Dixit Dominus by little known Marianna von Martines is being presented by the Maryland Choral Society. Here’s MCS Artistic Director, Douglas Buchanan.
8:00 AM Charles Gounod St. Cecilia Mass Angel/EMI 47094 COND Georges Pretre ORCH Radio France Philharmonic Orch SOLO and Chorus SOLO Barbara Hendricks, soprano SOLO Laurence Dale, tenor SOLO Jean-Philippe LaFont, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:48 AM George Frederich Handel Let Thy Hand be Strengthened HWV 259 London 4758363 COND David Hill ORCH Brandenburg Consort SOLO Winchester […]
This week Music in Maryland has some great performances both live and recorded. We begin with cellist Edgar Moreau who is performing tonight at Candlelight Concerts in Columbia. After that we have the pleasure of hearing the amazing pianist Behzod Abduraimov play the Prokofiev 6th piano sonata and a beautiful Tchaikovsky encore. That concert was […]
This week we have the pleasure of having two fine panelists from the Occasional Symphony, their Artistic Director Joshua Hong and their Executive Director James Young. They were joined by stalwart veteran panelist Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide. While the Strauss was pretty good, the rest of the pieces were fabulous. Nice to […]
8:00 PM Eric Whitacre Hope, faith, life, love Arsis 150 COND J. Reilly Lewis ORCH Cathedral Choral Society of DC ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM Joseph Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne: Selections Virgin 90714 COND Yan Pascal Tortelier ORCH English Chamber Orchestra SOLO Arleen Auger, soprano
Dancing Honeymoon, Mark Morris Dance Company (photo by Christopher Duggan)
The annual visits of Mark Morris Dance Group to the area are always welcome. The group’s latest appearance at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, however, was a much-needed shot in the arm after what has been a long, long winter. The selection of four choreographies, two a decade or more in age and two
The two venerable orchestras, both celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season, display treasures from the archives in a rare joint exhibition.
The opera tells the story of the wife of a political prisoner, who disguises herself in an attempt to set her husband free.