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:

  • 1-22-22 Face The Music Listings…Happy Birthday Mozart…Five Days Early!

    This week our panel was author and pianist Kris Faatz, Ed Goldstein ace tuba player and WBJC’s Operations Director Kati Harrison.  It’s all Mozart and all fabulous!  The 22nd piano concerto was amazing!  I really like the Muti Figaro as well.   PLAY DATE: Sat, 01/22/2022 5:00 PM 142 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Marriage of Figaro […]

  • 1-22-2022 Music In Maryland…Danish SQ @ Shriver Hall and BSO Plays Tchaikovsky’s Manfred!

    Shriver Hall Concert Series features the Danish String Quartet in music by Schubert, Schumann and a suite of dances by diverse composers.  I spoke with their first violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and here is a link to the interview.     The Baltimore Symphony is performing Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with guest conductor Robert Trevino […]

  • 1-15-22 Music In Maryland. Annapolis Symphony plays Elgar, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

    This week we are presenting a concert with the Annapolis Symphony from March 27 & 28  of 2015. I was there and it was fabulous. Thanks to everyone at the ASO for making this possible. Elgar: The Sanguine Fan Prokofiev: Violin Concerto # 2 with Vadim Gluzman Shostakovich: Symphony # 9 Encore…Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances. […]