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Jonathan Palevsky

Jonathan Palevsky

About Jonathan

Jonathan is WBJC's Program Director and host of many WBJC programs. His full bio can be read here.

Nov. 18 2019

Washington Concert Opera’s Hamlet

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Antony Walker, music director of the Washington Concert Opera, about their upcoming performance of Thomas’ Hamlet. https://concertopera.org/events/h19

Nov. 13 2019

The Father of Classical Guitar

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

To refer to Francisco Tárrega as the father of the classical guitar is by no means hyperbole.  All of us who delight in playing and listening to this exquisite instrument owe him a substantial debt.  He was born in Villarreal, just north of Valencia on November 21 1852.  His father played guitar and while he […]

Nov. 13 2019

11-16-19 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week our panel was pianist Lisa Weiss from Goucher College, Tuba player Ed Goldstein from the Baltimore Jazz Orchestra and Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide.  The Janacek was a mixed review everything else was pretty shiny. PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/16/2019 5:00 PM 22698 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 17 (or 18) […]

Nov. 13 2019

11-23-19 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week we had a great panel.  The Bassoon Duo of Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio and Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts.  Also on the panel Jose Luis Novo from The Annapolis Symphony.  Great job by everyone with some fine music and performances. PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/23/2019 5:00 PM 60 Ludwig van […]

Nov. 13 2019

11-23-19 Potpourri Deux!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

We begin with the BSO & the Morgan State Choir and end with Jean Yves Thibaudet!  In the middle we have Brian Ganz playing Chopin…something he does extremely well.  We are blessed with tremendous talent n’est ce pas?  (I’m still in France!)   PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/23/2019 6:00 PM 50406 Adolphus Hailstork I Will Lift […]

Nov. 13 2019

11-16-19 Music In Maryland. A Potpourri!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

We have lovely things this fine evening!  A Michael Torke Amuse Bouche, followed by BSO principal oboist Kathrine Needleman and the excellent clarinetist David Drosinos…both of whom are playing fabulous pieces.  We also have the pleasure of the Monument piano trio and pay tribute to the late Concert Artists of Baltimore.  It’s a good two […]

Nov. 09 2019

11-9-19 Face The Music Listings

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week our panel was made up of Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide, Ed Goldstein from the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and our very own Kati Harrison.  We liked everything except the harp pieces!  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show. PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/9/2019 5:00 PM            1049 Claude Debussy                La soiree dans […]

Nov. 07 2019

11-7-19 Word On Wine Commander’s Palace!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | 1 Comment

There it is mes petits amis!  It was a Wednesday 9/25/19 and Kati Harrison, Bryan Young, Irina Kaplan Lande and moi (Jonathan Palevsky) spent the evening at the Chef’s Table at Commander’s Palace.  Kati and I had been twice before and found the experience extraordinary, so we saved our pennies and decided to book the […]

Nov. 02 2019

11-2-19 Music in Maryland Peabody!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

This week we are fortunate to have some performances from Peabody.  We have the pleasure of Bizet’s Carmen Suite # 1 and Falla’s First Suite from The Three Cornered Hat.  These were recorded by the Peabody Symphony conducted by Joseph Young on 9/26/19.  Following this we have a recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio featuring […]

Nov. 02 2019

11-2-19 Face The Music Listings

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week we are fortunate to have a fabulous all female panel.  Long overdue and will be repeated!  Our two pianists Kris Faatz and Lisa Weiss were joined by WBJC’s Kati Harrison.  There was much to like this week.  The Elgar, Mozart and Stravinsky were first rate. PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/02/2019 5:00 PM 10004 Sir […]

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