Oct. 16 2016

Hooray! It’s fall!!

I love Fall. Let me just state that categorically… To me, Fall is the colors of the changing leaves, a smell in the air of crispness, baked apples and campfires, the snuggly feel of  flannel clothes and the taste of pumpkin pie. It feels like the start of things, getting back to school or getting […]

Oct. 16 2016

Music From Movies 10-16-16

7:00 PM Dmitri Tiomkin                Duel in the Sun                         Telarc     80191 COND Erich Kunzel ORCH Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 7:01 PM Maurice Jarre                 Ryan’s Daughter: Suite from the Film    Silva      1047 COND Paul Bateman ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic 7:10 PM Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky      Piano Concerto No.  1 in b-Flat  Op 23  London     417294 COND Sir Georg […]

Oct. 16 2016

10-17-16 Word On Wine. New World Magic!

This week Mary and I review two new world wines which were lovely examples of what we do well in the good old USA!  I admit I am a little old world obsessed with wine…particularly France…so it’s good to branch out.  We salute the great wine making in the good old USA.   1)2012 Maldonado […]

Oct. 15 2016

10-15-16 Face The Music Listings!

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome back two members of The Aspen String Trio to FTM…Violist Victoria Chiang and cellist Mike Mermagen.  The big hit this week was the Tchaikovsky.  The Martinu and Haydn were enjoyed and the Bach not so much!  Here are the listings…Hope you enjoyed the show. PLAY DATE: Sat, 10/15/2016 […]

Oct. 15 2016

Book of the Day: Thanks for the Trouble, by Tommy Wallach

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Thanks for the Trouble.

Oct. 15 2016

Choral Hour 10-16-16

8:00 AM Camille Saint-Saens           Requiem                                 Cala       1032 COND Geoffrey Simon ORCH London Philharmonic Orchestra SOLO with combined choruses SOLO Tinuke Olafimihan, soprano SOLO Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo SOLO Anthony Roden, tenor SOLO Simon Kirkbride, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:37 AM William Byrd                  Mass for three voices                   Gimell     345 COND Peter Philips ORCH The Tallis Scholars ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:56 AM […]

Oct. 15 2016

Vocalise – 10/15/16

We’ll spend tonight in the animal kingdom! 😀   8:00 PM Franz Schubert          Die Forelle (lied)  Op 32              DG/Archiv  4776358 SOLO Bryn Terfel, baritone SOLO Malcolm Martineau,piano 8:02 PM Gioacchino Rossini            Duetto buffo di due gatti               Bis        17 SOLO Elisabeth Soderstrom, soprano SOLO Kerstin Meyer, mezzo-soprano SOLO Jan Eyron, pianist 8:06 PM Camille Saint-Saens           Carnival […]

Oct. 15 2016

At Washington Classical Review: Petrenko returns to Baltimore, brings Shostakovich

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Shostakovich, Complete Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, V. Petrenko (2015)
Charles T. Downey, Petrenko leads Baltimore Symphony in incendiary Shostakovich
Washington Classical Review, October 15

Charlotte Higgins, Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko (The Guardian, September 2, 2013)

Hannah Levintova, Here’s Why You Seldom See Women

Oct. 15 2016


        The Baltimore Museum of Art is pairing the iconic French painter, Henri Matisse, with American painter, Richard Diebenkorn, in the largest exhibition of its kind to explore the influence that Matisse had on Diebenkorn. The curator is Katy Rothkopf, and she came to share her enthusiasm.           […]

Oct. 14 2016

10-15-16 Music In Maryland Handel Choir And Sharon Isbin

It’s my pleasure to welcome the Handel Choir and Music Director Arian Khaefi back to Music in Maryland.  We are featuring selections from a concert they performed entitled Wild Roses on March 3, 2015 at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.  The concert was to have been performed the previous Sunday but mother nature had other […]

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