Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
The Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio for Shriver Concerts
The Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio was scheduled to make their fourth North America tour this spring. Following the tragic death from cancer of pianist, Lars Vogt, last year, the Tetzlaffs invited his former student, Kiveli Dörken, to join them on the tour. I spoke with cellist, Tanja Tetzlaff, about their […]
St David’s 47th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon
The 2023 Baltimore Bach Marathon hosted for the 47th year by the St. David’s Music Series sees the completion of several cycles of Bach’s works. Director of Music Ministries, Douglas Buchanan, came to talk about it.
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at 1st Stage in Tysons, VA
Cast members Tonya Beckman and Jacob Yeh spoke with me about their experience in, and audience response to, the current production of How the Light Gets In by E.M. Lewis, playing Thu-Sun through March 26th at 1st Stage in Tysons, Virginia. How the Light Gets In stars Joel Ashur, Tonya Beckman, Madeleine Regina, and Jacob Yeh. The […]
Unearthing Baltimore history with playwrights Chloe and Kaylah Harvey
Playwrights (and sisters) Chloe and Kaylah Harvey spoke with me about their world-premiere play finishing its run at 7.30 PM on March 9th and 10th at the Turpin-Lamb Theater in Murphy Fine Arts Center of Morgan State University. What began as a one-semester credit has evolved over the years into a two-act epic family drama […]
Baltimore Choral Arts Presents “Her Voice” With Rosephanye Powell
This Sunday at 3pm Baltimore Choral Arts Presents Her Voice with Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater” under the leadership of their music director Anthony Blake Clark. In the second half of the concert, guest conductor and composer Rosephanye Powell will lead BCAS in her own compositions. The concert takes place at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College. https://baltimorechoralarts.salsalabs.org/hervoice/index.html […]
Shriver Concerts welcomes double bassist Joseph Conyers and “Norma”
Double bass player, Joseph Conyers, joins the Dover Quartet for a performance of Dvořák’s String Quintet in G major on the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to catch up with him by phone to talk about the February 26th concert.
Charlie Barnett’s new musical, TRUE NORTH, gets a first hearing
Longtime WBJC listener and successful local musician Charlie Barnett–whose career has included orchestral and film composing, jazz performance, and much more–has now turned his creative skills to the theatrical stage. He has written book, lyrics, and music for a new musical, True North, that will have its very first public reading at 8pm on Saturday, […]
Recital & Evensong for the Feast of Frederick Douglass
Honoring the life of Frederick Douglass, Music at St. David’s directed by Douglas Buchanan will offer a program featuring baritone and 2022-23 Composer-in-Residence Rahzé Cheatham on Sunday, February 19th starting at 4:30 pm.
Lila Rose Kaplan’s THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER at Spooky Action Theater
Earlier, I had the welcome opportunity to chat briefly with playwright Lila Rose Kaplan, whose intimate but magical, profound but wonderfully mischievous new play, The Magician’s Daughter, will have a free public reading on Monday, February 13th at 7pm at Washington, DC’s Spooky Action Theater. We chatted about the play’s origins out of a silent […]
Pianist Claire Huangci Celebrates a Musical Milestone With the National Philharmonic
Pianist Claire Huangci will join the National Philharmonic for a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. On this concert celebrating Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday year, the National Philharmonic’s music director Piotr Gajewski will also lead the orchestra in the epic Symphony No. 2 for one performance on Friday, February 3, at […]