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:

  • 5-23-20 Music in Maryland…Performances From Peabody

    This week we are fortunate to have some super nice live performances from Peabody.  (Full disclosure my Alma Mater!)  We have live performances of the Shostakovich Piano Trio No.  2 and Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration.  The Shostakovich featured violinist Judith Ingolfsson, cellist Alan Stepansky and pianist Vladimir Stoupel.  The Strauss featured the Peabody Symphony […]

  • 5-23-20 Face The Music Listings!

    Our amazing home panel this week was pianist Lisa Weiss, violist Victoria Chiang and conductor Jed Gaylin.  Lisa was on faculty for many years at Goucher College, Vicky is on faculty at Peabody and a member of the Aspen Trio and Jed is the conductor of the Bay Atlantic Orchestra and Hopkins Symphony.  As far […]

  • 5-16-20 Music In Maryland Tempest Trio and Mount Vernon Virtuosi!

    This evening we have the Tempest Trio for the first half and the Mount Vernon Virtuosi for the second!  Amit Peled is the cellist in the Tempest Trio and the conductor of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi.  The tempest trio concert from April 15, 2018 featured Vernstein’s Piano Trio, Bloch’s ‘From Jewish Life’ For Cello and […]