During the months of quarantining that have morphed into so many other destabilizing events in the country, Passager Books has been inviting contributors to join in the conversation by sending in a diary entry about what has been happening in their lives. (If you’d like to submit a diary entry, you can do so here, […]
The Enoch Pratt Free Library has made a point of being there for the Baltimore community during the Covid-19 response, and this holiday season is no different. I spoke with their Director of Marketing & Communications, Meghan McCorkell.
The McGill-McHale-trio—an intriguing combination of clarinet, flute, and piano—is presenting a virtual program of French and American works for the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to speak by phone with flutist Demarre McGill.
Ben Tanzer is a podcaster, writer, and teacher steeped in the world of books. On Booknotes this month, he talks about the effect of the pandemic on the book industry going forward, and the virtual fall release of his new book, Upstate.
From the San Francisco Conservatory, Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein will present a two-piano virtual recital of Rachmaninov, Busoni, and Ravel for the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday, November 8th. They give their insights into this more unusual repertoire.
Shifra Malka, in response to the childhood message that she did not matter, instead built a life that matters to her. In writing about her journey, she offers an example to others who may have been hurt by a similar message, and who want to make their lives large and remarkable. […]
The Takács Quartet will be online from Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado on Sunday to open the digital fall season of the Shriver Hall Concert Series with a program of Mozart, Coleridge-Tayler, Bartók, and Debussy. I spoke with the quartet’s new violist, Richard O’Neill. Link: www.shriverconcerts.org
Amongst the 2020 National Book Awards nominations is the English-language fiction debut, High as the Waters Rise, by German poet Anja Kampmann. The book was translated from the German by Maryland native, Anne Posten, who spoke to me from her home in Berlin.
An exhibition of 31 graphic works, created by the African American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1971 and 1997, is being presented by the Mitchell Gallery of St. John’s College, Annapolis. I spoke with the gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg.
The Odyssey program for lifelong learning at Johns Hopkins University, which is online for the foreseeable future, is commemorating Beethoven and Women’s Suffrage during their Fall 2020 semester. Here is Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone.