Posts Tagged ‘music’

Jul. 01 2020

Sing – It’s Good For You!

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

Engaging with music, whether that means listening to it or performing it, has been shown to have numerous health benefits including stress reduction, improved cognition, reduced anxiety, and elevated moods. Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly founded Encore Creativity for Older Adults in 2007 to give singers age 55 and older a chance to perform music that’s […]

Mar. 25 2020

Meet My New Colleagues!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Okay, OUR new colleagues. WBJC’s on-air personnel are the only humans coming to work at this point, but we have some exciting new staff members who have been working super hard to keep us all safe. Aren’t they photogenic? They get quite a workout several times a day disinfecting countertops, door handles, the sound board, […]

Nov. 22 2019

A Musical Message of Peace

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

The holiday season is almost upon us, so of course that means choral concerts, especially Handel’s Messiah. Recently, I spoke with Columbia Pro Cantare’s Executive Director, Elladean Brigham, about the group’s upcoming performance of the famous work as well as their Chamber Chorus seasonal offering, A Christmas Noel.

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 […]

Jun. 24 2016

Get on your bikes and ride!

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

From July 22-24, scooter enthusiasts will meet at various locations in Baltimore to check out one another’s bikes, listen to music, meet like-minded folks, and oh, yes, ride! There hasn’t been a scooter rally in Charm City for a few years, so fans of two-wheeled transit (myself included) have good reason to be excited about […]

Jul. 11 2014

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

                        Gorgeous exhibition at The Walters. Here is my write up for the online journal, Monologging: http://monologging.org/medieval-music/      

Aug. 12 2013

Revisiting Sugarman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Just after I returned from Africa last August, my writing professor at UB (Marion Winik, whose interview I posted here last week) sent me an email asking me if I had seen the film, “Searching for Sugar Man,” because of its strong South African connection. As I wrote in a blog back then, as soon […]

Jun. 20 2013

Angel or Devil?

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

            The virtuoso flute player, Marina Piccinini, will be conducting her International Flute Master Classes at Peabody next week, and the events begin with an opening gala on Sunday evening, called “Angels and Devils.” Here she talks about both. 01 Track 1

May. 20 2013

Comedy with an edge

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]

Nov. 14 2012

The indefatigable Valery Gergiev

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I came across this interview http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/11/12/f-valery-gergiev.html?cmp=rss that CBC news conducted with Valery Gergiev when he was in Canada  to give a performance with the Mariinsky Theatre Stradivarius Ensemble. With his indefatigable work ethic, juggling several full-time and guest conducting jobs, he has become the face of Russian classical music. So much so, that Russian officials are using […]

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