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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.

Jul. 12 2019

7-13-19 Music In Maryland Baltimore Symphony Musicians, Chamber Music by Candlelight

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

The lockout of the Baltimore Symphony musicians continues and it looks like it going to continue through the Summer.  WBJC has no position regarding the situation other than to hope for a speedy resolution and to play the fine recordings of both the musicians themselves and the orchestra as a whole.  Tonight we are playing […]

Jul. 11 2019

7-11-19 Word On Wine Eric Asimov and Robert Parker

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week Mary and I discuss a New York Times article by Eric Asimov (Above Left) published on June 19, 2019 entitled ‘It’s Time to Rethink Wine Criticism’.   Using the occasion of Robert Parker’s (Above Right) retirement, Asimov discusses the role of the wine critic and how changing the way we write about wine might […]

Jun. 29 2019

6-29-19 Music In Maryland.

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

Amid the total mess that is the current situation with the Baltimore Symphony…Players locked out and a possible strike in September…I prefer to focus on the more pleasant things the orchestra represents…namely it’s fantastic recorded legacy.   Here are some nice examples.  By the way it was so sweet of David Zinman to visit the picket […]

Jun. 29 2019

6-29-19 Face The Music Listings

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

This week we welcome back Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide and our other distinguished panelists were Jed Gaylin from the Bay Atlantic and Hopkins Symphonies and WBJC’s own Kati Harrison.  I decided on this Saturday before July 4 that we would have 4 great American Symphonies…and by God we did! PLAY DATE: Sat, […]

Jun. 29 2019

7-1-19 Word On Wine Bellinis!

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Invented in Harry’s Bar in Venice the Bellini has to be the easiest cocktail to make.  All you need is equal parts Prosecco (use a good super dry one) and peach nectar.  I made Mary two variations on the theme…I added gin to the classic cocktail and also used white grape juice instead of peach […]

Jun. 27 2019

6-27-19 Word On Wine. 2 About Venice!

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  Here are a couple of shows about Venice and what is enjoyable to drink.  Both Prosecco and Amarone are beautiful examples of the amazing things you can find in the floating city.  

Jun. 22 2019

6-24-19 Word On Wine Aperol Spritz!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

First off it looks great. Second it’s taken over the world. Third The New York Times hates it! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/dining/drinks/aperol-spritz.html Now there are some problems with the drink…Aperol isn’t the greatest amaro in the world or the most complex BUT if you use a super dry good quality prosecco and lemon instead of orange…the drink balances […]

Jun. 22 2019

6-22-19 Music In Maryland. Candlelight Concert Society, Italian Saxophone Quartet.

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | 1 Comment

This week we are broadcasting a concert featuring The Italian Saxophone Quartet recorded at Smith Theater Howard Community College. The quartet’s wide ranging repertoire runs the gamut from Bach to Piazolla with film music by Morricone and Rota. Also WBJC’s Kati Harrison did an extensive interview with the quartet about their history and repertoire. It’s […]

Jun. 22 2019

6-22-19 Face The Music Listings

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

This week we had really great performances and a great panel. Dave Donovan paid us a visit. Dave is about to retire from Pratt Library and we wish him well and hope he returns to Face The Music Often! Ernie Green conductor of The Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra joined the panel as did Tuba […]

Jun. 14 2019

6-15-19 Music In Maryland Baltimore Chamber Orchestra’s New Concert Master!

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

This year the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra auditioned various candidates for Concert Master to replace Madeline Adkins. The winner was Audrey Wright the Assistant Principal Violin of the Baltimore Symphony. She performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in a concert at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium on March 24, 2019. Also on the program was Carl Nielsen’s […]

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