Aug. 20 2016

8-20-16 Face The Music Listings!

This week our panel was Phil Greenfield of the American Record Guide, Tuba player and soon to be faculty member of Towson University Ed Goldstein and Jed Gaylin Music Director of the Hopkins and Bay Atlantic Orchestras.  We liked pretty much everything…though the Bartok String Quartets still elude my grasp…my loss.  Here are the listings […]

Aug. 20 2016

Book of the Day: Booked, by Kwame Alexander

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Booked.

Aug. 20 2016

“Only a punk would hurt a cat or dog”

            Animal welfare advocacy has come a long way in recent years, and spearheading an effort called Show Your Soft Side in Baltimore is Caroline Griffin. She came in to talk to us about it.      

Aug. 19 2016

Who Needs Sets or Fancy Costumes for These Mozart Operas?

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Our chief classical music critic on the Mostly Mozart Festival’s concert performances of “Idomeneo” and “Così Fan Tutte.”

Aug. 19 2016

Got a Classic Piece? Here Comes the Sequel.

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Composers are now often asked to respond to an old master’s work with one of their own. Not everyone is happy with the growing practice.

Aug. 19 2016

Does Mozart Defy the Limits of Dance? Mark Morris Begs to Differ.

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Mr. Morris’s “Mozart Dances,” which tackles music many choreographers would rather avoid, returns to the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Aug. 19 2016

Toccata 8/21/16

Godowsky does Bach, and a concerto from Switzerland! Play Report PLAY DATE: Sun, 08/21/2016 6:00 PM 36867 Leopold Godowsky Sonata No. 3 (after JS Bach) M Polo/HK 223794 SOLO Konstantin Sherbakov, piano 22:51 C 1 13-16 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:26 PM 43594 Hans Huber Piano Concerto No. 1 in c Op 36 Sterling 1056 COND Michail Jurowsky […]

Aug. 18 2016

Classical Music Listings for Aug. 19-25

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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

Aug. 18 2016

Interview with Mystery Writer Stephen Kelly

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Tyler Mendelsohn interviews Stephen Kelly, who will read at The Ivy on August 24 at 7PM:

Read our interview with local author and mystery novelist Stephen Kelly!

Aug. 18 2016

8-18-16 Word On Wine…Chill!

That’s how we want our wine to be in the Summer…especially if it’s white!  However, sometimes we forget to chill the wine and we have a problem. Mary and I discuss what on earth to do!

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