Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Mar. 11 2020

“The world’s greatest living violist” makes her Baltimore debut with Shriver Concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

       German violist, Tabea Zimmermann, and Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes, will perform selections by Spanish and South American composers and two richly lyrical works by Schubert and Brahms on the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here’s more from the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.  

Feb. 28 2020

New (and old) opera comes to Bel Cantanti

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

Bel Cantanti Opera presents the world premiere of Frances Pollock and Robert Misbin’s Briscula the Magician, based on Thomas Mann’s novella Mario and the Magician, at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring from March 3rd to the 15th on Saturdays and Sundays. The opera features many quotes of opera from the 19th century, and […]

Feb. 28 2020

Handel Choir presents Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

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

Handel Choir of Baltimore will be performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil at the Baltimore Basilica on March 7 at 2:30 PM. Artistic Director Brian Bartoldus stopped by to talk about the work, as well as the symphonic use of chorus.

Feb. 27 2020

Victoria Gau premiere season with Cantate Chamber Singers continues

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      Victoria Gau‘s second concert as Music Director of Cantate Chamber Singers centers around the themes of loss, morality, and peace in relation to Mozart’s Requiem.        

Feb. 26 2020

A Norwegian sibling duo for Music in the Valley

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

The Coucheron Siblings, violinist David Coucheron and pianist Julie Coucheron, present a program of music by their Norwegian compatriots, along with Beethoven and Massenet, for Music in the Valley at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Western Run Parish. Here is the series’ Artistic Director, Benjamin Buchanan.        

Feb. 19 2020

Two Grammy® nominees at Shriver Concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

American tenor, Lawrence Brownlee, and American-Korean pianist, Myra Huang, collaborate on two song cycles from German Romanticism and contemporary America for Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here is the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.    

Feb. 19 2020

Benny Russell and the Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pay Homage to Martin Luther King, JR.

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Saxophonist and composer Benny Russell and the Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM. Benny Russell spoke with me about the event and his music for the occasion, and BSO English Horn, Jane […]

Feb. 18 2020

IN Series brings their Carmen to Baltimore, and much more!

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

Tim Nelson of IN Series stopped by to talk about their new take on Bizet’s classic, Le Cabaret de Carmen, as well as exciting new things happening for the company and opera in Baltimore.

Feb. 09 2020

Spring 2020 at JHU’s Odyssey program

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

        The spring semester for Odyssey 2020 begins on February 15th. Douglas Blackstone is the Director of Odyssey, and Gary Vikan is the coordinator of the of the multi-speaker perspectives.            

Jan. 27 2020

So two Norwegians walk into a radio station…

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

Well, one of us (Yours Truly) was already here. When I set up my recent interview with Tim Holtan, Artistic Director of the Maryland Winds, I had no idea I’d be meeting someone who’d grown up just two hours from my childhood hometown. That may not sound like a big deal unless you consider that […]

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