When I inherited this collection of Dickens novels from my mother, many of them were in sad disrepair–until I took them to be thoughtfully, carefully, and authentically repaired by Jennifer Jarvis, Book & Paper Conservator at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries. This month on Booknotes we revisit the theme of preserving these precious objects.
At 7:30pm today, I was to have been giving a reading from Old New Worlds at Buunni Coffee on 4961 Broadway in New York, as part of their Multiverse Reading Series. In these times of Staying in Place, I am offering a remote reading instead. Please enjoy! Reading in the time of COVID-19
“It’s the one thing we can do, you know. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a rescue worker. All I can do is provide something for people to hold on to.” This is what the pianist, Emanuel Ax, said to me during an interview when he was in town to play a concert with the Baltimore […]
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in America. The 19th Amendment to the constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920. It has to be said, though, that while black women were legally entitled to vote, they were effectively denied voting rights in many Southern states until […]
German violist, Tabea Zimmermann, and Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes, will perform selections by Spanish and South American composers and two richly lyrical works by Schubert and Brahms on the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here’s more from the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.
Steven Leyva wears two hats to the Booknotes studio—poet and board member of the CityLity Project.
Once again, I thought of you as I strolled around an art museum looking at paintings that touched on music. The Renoir oil on canvas, Woman at the Piano, needs no explanation. For the Degas pastel, Ballet at the Paris Opéra, I may need to direct your attention to the bottom […]
Victoria Gau‘s second concert as Music Director of Cantate Chamber Singers centers around the themes of loss, morality, and peace in relation to Mozart’s Requiem.
The Coucheron Siblings, violinist David Coucheron and pianist Julie Coucheron, present a program of music by their Norwegian compatriots, along with Beethoven and Massenet, for Music in the Valley at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Western Run Parish. Here is the series’ Artistic Director, Benjamin Buchanan.
American tenor, Lawrence Brownlee, and American-Korean pianist, Myra Huang, collaborate on two song cycles from German Romanticism and contemporary America for Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here is the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.