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.
A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns. Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.
April 2015 saw the uprisings in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Five Days by Baltimore born writer and New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore, traces the stories surrounding these events.
Over 80% of all people who need civil legal help in Maryland cannot afford it. The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, works to close that justice gap. I spoke with attorneys, Cate Scenna and John Warshawsky. Information for families about how to request services can be found here.
Baltimore born Wes Moore—a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes scholar, decorated US Army combat veteran, and New York Times best-selling author—is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization. I spoke with Wes by phone.