Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Dec. 05 2022

Monster Calling: an interview with director & assistant director of Towson Theater Dept’s production of A MONSTER CALLS

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Monster Calling: an interview with director & assistant director of Towson Theater Dept’s production of A MONSTER CALLS

Joining me in the WBJC studio were Towson University Department of Theater Professor Tavia La Follette and graduating senior Gina Matucci, the director and assistant director respectively of A Monster Calls–playing on campus December 7th through 10th at 7.30pm in the Studio Theater at Towson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets and more information (including a […]

Dec. 04 2022

Christmas with Choral Arts 2022

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Christmas with Choral Arts 2022

The annual tradition of Christmas with Choral Arts returns—the same but different! I spoke with Music Director and Conductor, Anthony Blake Clark.    

Dec. 02 2022

‘Tis The Season!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on ‘Tis The Season!

If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering “how on Earth is it December already?” Time waits for no one and Hampton National Historic Site is getting ready for the holidays. Recently, I chatted with Gayle Economos about Hampton’s 2022 holiday celebration and the site’s ongoing commitment to telling the stories of all people who lived […]

Dec. 01 2022

Pianist, Daniil Trifanov for Shriver Hall

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Pianist, Daniil Trifanov for Shriver Hall

“Without question the most astounding pianist of our age” —The Times, London   The Russian-born pianist, Daniil Trifonov, who now makes his home in New York City, returns to Shriver Hall for a massive program of Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Mozart, Ravel, and Scriabin. Catherine Cochran, Executive Director of Shriver Hall Concert Series, came in to talk […]

Nov. 10 2022

A Celebration of Women Composers

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on A Celebration of Women Composers

Pianist Sarah Cahill has compiled a three volume set of recordings called “The Future is Female” featuring over 70 compositions by women composers from the past to the present. Ms. Cahill spoke with me about her marathon journey through the vast piano repertoire by composers such as Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Hélène de Montgeroult, […]

Nov. 07 2022

“Mystery on the Docks” at Towson’s Kaplan Hall

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on “Mystery on the Docks” at Towson’s Kaplan Hall

  I had the welcome opportunity to talk with multi-talented, multi-faceted Courtney Kalbacker, Lecturer in Voice and Opera Stage Director in Towson’s Department of Music, about the production of the charming opera-for-all-ages Mystery on the Docks, which will be performed by Towson’s Children’s Opera Outreach Ensemble Saturday Nov. 12th at both 9.30 and 11.00 a.m. […]

Nov. 05 2022

A Passion for Flamenco

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on A Passion for Flamenco

It was a big pleasure to talk with guitarist Grisha Goryachev about his passion for flamenco music. You can catch that conversation right here! The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents virtuoso flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev in a concert tonight at 8:00, at UMBC’s Linehan Concert Hall. Tickets and information at bcgs.org  https://www.bcgs.org/event/andrea-gonzalez-grisha-goryachev/

Nov. 02 2022

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines’ Baltimore debut at Shriver Concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Bass-baritone Davóne Tines’ Baltimore debut at Shriver Concerts

      Devóne Tines originated the leading role in the world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, and The New Yorker claims that “Davóne Tines is changing what it means to be a classical singer.” Now, he is making his Baltimore debut on the Shriver Hall Concert Series.   […]

Oct. 20 2022

Cellist Steven Isserlis plays the The Piatigorsky Memorial Concert

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Cellist Steven Isserlis plays the The Piatigorsky Memorial Concert

  British cellist, Steven Isserlis, and his longtime collaborator, the Canadian pianist, Connie Shih, will end their nine-concert tour of North America with a recital for the Shriver Hall Concert Series this Sunday. It was my great pleasure to speak with him by phone beforehand.        

Oct. 11 2022

Frederica von Stade at T.U. Music

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Frederica von Stade at T.U. Music

    As part of the Ruth & Arno Drucker Fund 25th Anniversary Guest Artist Residency, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade is taking part in a public masterclass and vocal concert for the Towson University Music Department. It was my great pleasure to speak with her beforehand.  

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