Posts Tagged ‘chamber music’
Physician-violinist Andrew Nowakowski and friends, including conductor-arranger Donald Raff, are presenting a chamber music concert to benefit a cancer center in Bel Air. They came in to talk about it.
The Shriver Hall 2014-2015 season opens this month! Their President, Stephen Jacobsohn, came to talk about what’s in store.
The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, making their Shriver Hall Concert debut yesterday evening, showed us again why we are so lucky to have this chamber music series in Baltimore. They gave us an excellent reading of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Then came the Beethoven Septet — and it was one of those performances where you find […]
This chamber music series is one of the wonderful success stories in the musical world — witness the fact that they have increased their season from eight to nine concerts for the 2013-2014 season. The SHCS Executive Director, Stephen Jacobsohn, came in to the studios to give us an overview of the new season. […]
When we celebrated the birthday of Romanian-born pianist, Radu Lupu, last week, I made the observation on the air that a number of pianists have idiosyncrasies, and Lupu’s mild and harmless one is to sit on a regular office chair when he is playing. […]
What is the longest viola joke? Harold in Italy. Okay, this one is quite funny, but for the most part I just don’t get the plethora of viola jokes. I mean, I get them, but I don’t understand why violas are the butt of the dumb blonde jokes of the music world. The viola has […]
Sometimes, when you go to hear a concert it is the performer who is the star of the show. Take someone like the phenomenal Lang Lang, for example, with his high tech performances that have him approaching the keyboard almost as if it is a computer console. It is riveting and exciting and, almost no […]
I went along to the Candlelight Concert at Second Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening especially to hear Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds with members of the Baltimore Symphony and Sylvie Beaudoin. Poulenc was pretty much self taught, and he learned from the music that he liked. He said his gods were Bach, Mozart, […]
From time to time you may have heard us play the recordings of the Philadelphia-based Renaissance Band, Piffaro (rhymes with Figaro). The name comes from the double reed instruments of the oboe family, which were descended from the shawms of the Medieval era. Well, the Piffaro Renaissance Band has quite an active touring schedule, and […]
It’s so wonderful to go to a concert and recognize a musician’s particular style of playing from their CD covers! Steven Isserlis looks just like this when he performs (although his hair is grayer now!) I remember the first time I heard him live was at at Severance Hall when he played the Schumann Cello […]