Posts Tagged ‘Handel’

Mar. 02 2017

If music be the food of love, what’s the food of music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

On almost any given day, if you were to stop by WBJC’s studios, you’d hear someone mention food. The staff at this radio station loves to natter on about all things culinary – favorite cookbooks, silly food trends, amazing (or dreadful) restaurants we’ve recently tried – if you can eat it or drink it, we’ve […]

Dec. 06 2016

‘Tis the Season!

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

  The Handel Choir of Baltimore is starting the holiday spirit with the iconic work of their namesake: Messiah. Arian Khaefi, their Artistic Director & Conductor, came in to talk about the two upcoming concerts.      

Nov. 24 2016

Hallelujah! The BSO is Recording Messiah!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale are presenting their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah December 2-4, with concerts at both the Meyerhoff and Strathmore. Maestro Edward Polochick has conducted Messiah with the BSO since 1982, and I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of singing it with him many times since […]

Apr. 28 2013

Julius Caesar re-invented

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Here’s an interesting factoid: our Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, goes to the opera. As I was walking out of the auditorium at the Metropolitan Opera at the end of Handel’s Giulio Cesare yesterday afternoon, there she suddenly was! We had noticed some security personnel during the second interval – their spiral earpieces and […]

Dec. 11 2012

‘Tis the Season

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

The season of Christmas cheer has definitely arrived! We started playing Christmas music on WBJC today, and productions of The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah are proliferating. Melinda O’Neal came in to talk about the Handel Choir’s performances of their namesake’s great work. The Handel Choir’s Messiah

May. 31 2012

Thursday 05/31/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Conductor: Richard Hickox Mezzo-soprano: Alice Coote Tenor: Stanford Olsen Soprano: Chen Reiss Bass: Eric Owens Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh HANDEL: Messiah

Apr. 17 2012

Semele’s Obscurity: A Handel Scandal!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

One would think Handel’s Semele should have been an immediate hit & taken its place in the standard repertoire. Besides Handel’s music, the piece features a libretto by William Congreve, the plot of which is replete with elements of grand opera & mythology. Who doesn’t like to hear great tunes, plus tales of gods & […]

Mar. 09 2012


By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 4 Comments

I don’t remember ever hearing Lukas Foss on WBJC, and I know I have certainly never programmed him.  I knew of him only peripherally as an avant-garde American composer but closer inspection has him rubbing shoulders with many notable names and institutions.  He studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Fritz Reiner, amongst others. […]

Feb. 13 2012

Is this the oldies station?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Over the weekend, I walked past a woman about my age who was chatting on her cell phone & overheard a comment that absolutely stunned me. “But why would they pick such old music? Those songs were written before they were even born!” Admittedly, I don’t know of whom she was speaking or the occasion for which […]

Dec. 26 2011

Monday 12/26/11 New York Philharmonic This Week

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CONDUCTOR: Peter Schreier SOLOISTS: Ute Selbig, soprano; Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto; Steve Davislim. Tenor; Peter Rose, bass; Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director Handel: Messiah