Jonathan Palevsky

Host - Jonathan Palevsky

Jonathan plays guitar and rides a bicycle, but not at the same time.

Greetings, I’m Jonathan Palevsky, Program Director here at WBJC. I have had the pleasure of working for the station since 1986 when I became a part-time announcer. I have been the station’s Program Director since 1990. I am originally from Montreal and came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. I have hosted just about every conceivable time slot at WBJC, but can regularly be heard hosting the WBJC Opera Preview, our music review program Face the Music and the Music In Maryland.

My current off-air obsessions include cycling (mostly to work on the Brompton) skiing,  playing guitar and  hosting  Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

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recent posts:

  • 5-21-22 Face The Music Listings.

    This week our panel was pianist Lisa Weiss , conductor Jed Gaylin from the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Hopkins Symphony and musicologist John Gingerich.  We liked lots of stuff!  Particularly the Bruckner.  It’s a great show hope you enjoyed. PLAY DATE: Sat, 05/21/2022 5:00 PM 1647 Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 11 in D-Flat […]

  • 5-21-22 Music In Maryland. Candlelight Concerts. Kelemen Quartet!

    This week we have the Kelemen Quartet play the op. 76 # 2 ‘Fifths’ quartet by Haydn, the Bartok Quartet No.  5 and the slow movement from Schubert’s Death and the Maiden as an encore!  The concert took place at Smith Theater Howard Community College on October 17, 2015. We filled with the Planets by […]

  • 5-13-22 Maryland Lyric Opera Don Carlo Interview with Maestro Louis Salemno

    I love Verdi’s Don Carlo and spending a few minutes speaking with Maestro Louis Salemno about his favorite opera was time very well spent.  Don Carlo is at the Music Center at Strathmore 5/13 & 15.  For information  The recording I used is the amazing Giulini EMI recording…You can hear more on the Opera […]