Archive for the ‘BSO Encore’ Category

Oct. 01 2020

Jennifer Higdon On The Creation Of Her Pulitzer Prize Winning Violin Concerto.

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During the 10-week BSO Encore series there were compositions by several living composers. The last concert of the series featured Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer Prize winning Violin Concerto. Ms. Higdon generously gave me an interview about the creation of her concerto for violinist Hilary Hahn.  

Oct. 01 2020

Michael Daugherty Takes Us On A Trip Through “UFO.”

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During the 10-week BSO Encore series It was such a pleasure to talk with all the living composers whose works were featured on the concerts. Grammy Award winning American composer, Michael Daugherty described the process of writing UFO for percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie.    

Aug. 05 2020

Joan Tower on Beethoven and Her Concerto for Orchestra

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Joan Tower, a composer and pioneer for women composers graciously joined me to talk about her Concerto for Orchestra which was performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Marin Alsop’s first year as Music Director of the BSO. This performance is part of WBJC’s BSO Encore Powered by PNC broadcast series. Enjoy!

Aug. 05 2020

Composer John Corigliano Guides Us Through His Piano Concerto & To Music

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Academy Award winning composer John Corigliano generously spoke with me about his early Piano Concerto and To Music. Both compositions were performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Marin Alsop’s first year as Music Director of the BSO. These performances are part of WBJC’s BSO Encore Powered by PNC broadcast series. Enjoy!       […]

Jul. 31 2020

This Sunday’s BSO Encore Preview

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Aside from the iconic Carmina Burana, this Sunday’s BSO Encore Powered by PNC will have Samuel Barber‘s psychologically intense tone poem, Medea’s Dance of Vengeance. Here is a brief description of the piece. BSO Encore    

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