Posts Tagged ‘holidays’
Composer John Rutter has a way with music and words. Rutter’s description of his Magnificat is delightful and compelling as is the work itself. Though the Magnificat is not necessarily Christmas music, its perfectly suited to the season. I hope it warms your heart and mind on tonight’s Vocalise!
Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons makes his much anticipated second appearance at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic for their 2012 New Year’s Concert. This concert series is so insanely popular, the Vienna Phil holds a lottery for ticket sales a year in advance! Don’t worry, you won’t have to go any further than WBJC to […]
I truly do. That said, I have a confession to make: until yesterday, I’d never attended the annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden. It tends to occur on or near my birthday- a time when we’re often away – but this year, our December travel is happening later, so when Maurice Lease, the owner of […]
Everyone gives thanks in their own personal way. Some have many things to be thankful for. Some, sad to say, would be hard pressed to think of anything. My list would be a long one, beginning with my beloved wife and thirty year companion, Dyane Fancey, and continuing with my thirty-two year job broadcasting classical […]
Get into the Christmas spirit with WBJC’s special broadcast of this year’s Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts Concert. Tom Hall and Choral Arts ring in the Holidays from the Baltimore Basilica for this popular and often sold out concert. The Full Chorus and Orchestra will perform classical holiday favorites and more!
Last month before she went on tour with the Army Field Band it was my pleasure to chat with Ginger Turner, the genius behind Holiday Brass. Holiday Brass is a fabulous tradition that takes place at the Cathedral Mary Our Queen. The perfect place to hear brass in Baltimore. Click on link to listen to […]
WBJC presents music of classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson. Hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son Kurt Anderson, the program features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his “Pops” Concert Orchestra. Also, Leroy Anderson talks about […]
WBJC invites you to listen for moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America’s premiere choir. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive […]
I can’t believe Lyric Opera Baltimore’s “La Traviata” has been over for 10 days, but alas, it has. We had very good houses & appreciative audiences despite some rather nasty technical glitches that delayed our opening night performance by about half an hour. Reviews were largely positive & at this point, all seems to bode […]