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

Feb. 17 2024

2/17/24 Face The Music Listings

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Our panelists were the late Dave Donovan FTM Panelist Emeritus and Ernie Green from the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra.  The Gilels was special and the Say was very fine…Finally what can one say about great vintage HVK. PLAY DATE: Sat, 2/17/2024 5:00 PM 22698 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 17 (or 18) in […]

Feb. 10 2024

2-10-24 Music in Maryland…A Quick Tribute To Leontyne Price and Seiji Ozawa plus the BSO Playing Gershwin that isn’t Rhapsody in Blue!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 2-10-24 Music in Maryland…A Quick Tribute To Leontyne Price and Seiji Ozawa plus the BSO Playing Gershwin that isn’t Rhapsody in Blue!

Leontyne Price turned 97 today and though we paid tribute to her on the Opera Preview her recording of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915 is stunning.  Also we are playing Gershwin’s Piano Concerto because everyone else is playing Rhapsody in Blue in honor of the centennial!  Finally a couple of Seiji Ozawa recordings in […]

Feb. 04 2024

2-4-2023 Face The Music Listings

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | Comments Off on 2-4-2023 Face The Music Listings

This week our panel was made up of our own Operations Director & Weekend Host  Kati Harrison and Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide.  We loved the Prokofiev…The rest was fine! Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show! PLAY DATE: Sat, 02/4/2023 5:00 PM            5532 Sergei Prokofiev              Piano Concerto No.  2 in g […]

Feb. 03 2024

2-3-24 Music in Maryland…Rhapsody in Blue Turns 100!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 2-3-24 Music in Maryland…Rhapsody in Blue Turns 100!

This is the original pencil score of Rhapsody in blue which was created in January of 1924.  The orchestration was finished on February 4, 1924 and the first performance took place on February 12, 1924. Both Rachmaninov and Heifetz were there so I though it would be nice to celebrate them as well.  Heifetz also […]

Feb. 03 2024

2-3-24 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | Comments Off on 2-3-24 Face The Music Listings!

It’s an all new show this week with Jed Gaylin from the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide and WBJC’s own Kati Harrison! I picked some selections from the enormous collection that Dave Donovan left us!  They were all winners! PLAY DATE: Sat, 02/03/2024 5:00 PM 201 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky […]

Jan. 27 2024

1-27-24 Face The Music Listings. Happy Birthday Mozart

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | Comments Off on 1-27-24 Face The Music Listings. Happy Birthday Mozart

This week we celebrate Mozart’s birthday (1.27/1756) with lots of his music in fabulous performances.  Our panel; pianist and author Kris Faatz, Dave Donovan FTM Panelist Emeritus and tuba player Ed Goldstein.  All the recordings were lovely…Everyone left with a smile on their face! PLAY DATE: Sat, 01/27/2024 5:00 PM 8180 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Marriage […]

Jan. 26 2024

1-27-24 Music In Maryland…Mozart Mania!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 1-27-24 Music In Maryland…Mozart Mania!

Why not pick five of my favorite Mozart pieces with some of my favorite performers…some of whom are local…Mozart turns 268 today! PLAY DATE: Sat, 01/27/2024 6:00 PM 3590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 3 in F K 138 SalzburDenon 75597 COND Emmanuel Krivine ORCH Sinfonia Varsovia 13:00 C 1 11-13 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:14 PM 4310 […]

Dec. 19 2023

Is it Hanukah, Chanukah or Khanukah Whichever it is the programs are finally posted!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Holiday Programs, Host Blogs | Comments Off on Is it Hanukah, Chanukah or Khanukah Whichever it is the programs are finally posted!

First let me thank everyone for inspiring me to do this by pledging at WBJC.com.  I wanted to say thank you and this is what came to me at 3 in the morning!  I also want to thank Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of the Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal who helped this project with some great suggestions! […]

Dec. 03 2023

12-3-2022 Music In Maryland: Annapolis Symphony!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 12-3-2022 Music In Maryland: Annapolis Symphony!

This week we have the pleasure of presenting a combination concert featuring the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.  On the program Berlioz: Love Music from Romeo and Juliet.  Brahms Violin Concerto with violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley and the Hary Janos Suite by Zoltan Kodally.  To fill we enjoyed guitarist Manuel Barrueco playing 6 Tango Etudes by Astor Piazzolla. […]

Oct. 26 2023

10-28-23 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | Comments Off on 10-28-23 Face The Music Listings!

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, 10/28/2023 5:00 PM 60 Ludwig van […]

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