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:

  • 4-1-23 Music in Maryland. Happy Birthday Sergei Rachmaninoff

    On this day we celebrate the 150th birthday of Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The Baltimore Symphony did some excellent recordings of his music with David Zinman back in the day.  The Symphonic Dances is particularly spectacular…and there is nothing wrong with Leon Fleisher playing the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with George Szell and the Cleveland […]

  • 4-1-23 Face The Music Listings

    This week we have an all new show with two panelists from the Hopkins Symphony.  Rafaella Dreisin the General Manager of the Hopkins Symphony and Jed Gaylin the Music Director of the Hopkins Symphony.  WBJC’s Kati Harrison was kind enough to be our third panelist.  It was a great show celebrating the birthday of Josef […]

  • 3-25-23 Music In Maryland: Angela Hewitt Comes to Candlelight!

    Pianist Angela Hewitt is coming to Columbia on April the first for a recital featuring music by Scarlatti, Bach and Brahms.  I spoke with Irina Kaplan Lande about this amazing musical event.  Also on the program some music soon to be played by the Baltimore Symphony. PLAY DATE: Sat, 03/25/2023 6:00 PM 4094 Johann Sebastian […]