Archive for the ‘New Music’ Category

Aug. 01 2019

First Impression: One More Before the New Season

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

The final lull before the resumption of the concert season in full will hopefully bring more to talk about; there was an excellent meeting of the minds in the new music community, bringing together composers, creative leaders, and musicians from within and outside of the classical music community. I have events for you to look […]

Jul. 01 2019

First Impression: The Off-Season

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

Here we are in summer, where there is somewhat of a dearth of goings-on in music. We had things to look forward to, but alas… anyway, there are things happening this month, so take the time to check them out! CONTRASTS Soprano Alissa Roca and pianist/composer Jason Mulligan present a program of songs that contrast […]

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. 24 2019

Interview: Brian Bartoldus

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

I had a chat with Handel Choir artistic director/conductor Brian Bartoldus about the group’s upcoming performance (at Church of the Redeemer Sunday 4/28, 4 PM) entitled “Lux Aeterna: Songs of Comfort and Hope.” There will be some new music on the program, as you may have read in First Impression!

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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