Archive for the ‘First Impression’ Category

Jun. 07 2019

First Impression: The Tale of Serse

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

The In Series has had an excellent season in artistic director Tim Nelson’s first year, and he closes the season by stage and music directing his own interpretation of Handel’s Serse, which ends its DC run this weekend (June 8-9) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and comes to Baltimore Theater Project June 14-16. I […]

Jun. 01 2019

First Impression: …that was a thing

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | No Comments

I don’t think, at this point, I need to expand on what’s been going on with the BSO. Needless to say, this is not the news I expected to give when I said there would be more about the BSO New Music Festival coming up, which is of course no longer coming up. I have […]

May. 02 2019

First Impression: May Day Holiday

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | No Comments

May Day is Labor Day for many other countries, and we’re going to pretend it’s the reason this didn’t go up on May 1st (sorry, folks). Here is your allotment of new music performances for this month, and as always, if I am missing anything, let me know! BSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL This of course […]

Apr. 01 2019

First Impression: New Music is Not a Joke

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | No Comments

I’m more going for the trite, groan-inducing April Fools’ Day joke than accusing anyone of calling new music a joke, but just in case anyone had any doubt! Merle Hazard poked good fun at atonal music, and who knows, maybe people were introduced to it by that song. I will say, though (and straighten my […]

Mar. 01 2019

First Impression: You Hear About These On the Radio

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | No Comments

Many of the ensembles I write about on this series are also underwriters of WBJC, which means you get to hear about their performances on our air. You’ll be hearing about a decent few of them this month; in fact, if you get to read this on its publishing day, the first of March, you’ll […]

Feb. 01 2019

First Impression: Local Entities in Bold

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | 1 Comment

Happy February, everyone! As the updates from last month proved, we are always learning about new happenings in new music, and I’m sure I didn’t catch everything. I shall be trying my best to keep this convenient location on the internet for Baltimore-related new music as up to date as possible! You may have noticed […]

Jan. 24 2019

A Classical Layman’s First Impression

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | No Comments

If you’ve followed my writings about new music, or at least since September, you may remember me mentioning a friend of mine who was going to listen to some new music that I recommended (which I’ve since deleted the references to, as my first plans to do this fell through and the article was going […]

Jan. 03 2019

First Impression: A New Thing on New Music

By John Scherch | Posted in First Impression, Host Blogs, New Music | 3 Comments

Hello everyone! You may have missed my online presence or perhaps expected to see a December Student Composer of the Month. Moving forward, I don’t plan on making my online presence as dedicated to such a specific element of new music, and instead, I have a new… well, it’s not necessarily a blog, as my […]

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