On Sunday, May 12, Baltimore Choral Arts will present “Captivity to Liberty”, featuring Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze. Recently, I spoke with Maestro Blake Clark and artist Chuck Nesci about the program and the theme that unites the two works.
11:00 PM Ten countries border on the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Proving that they are united, not separated by that body of water is the Baltic Sea Philharmonic with musicians from all ten, led by Kristjan Järvi, an exciting and innovative conductor whose programs are always […]
I had a chat with Handel Choir artistic director/conductor Brian Bartoldus about the group’s upcoming performance (at Church of the Redeemer Sunday 4/28, 4 PM) entitled “Lux Aeterna: Songs of Comfort and Hope.” There will be some new music on the program, as you may have read in First Impression!
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST: Jeffrey Anderson, tuba* Cage The Seasons R. Holloway Europa and the Bull, Op. 121* Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
11:00 PM Conductor Bernard Haitink and Pianist Paul Lewis Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (Paul Lewis, piano) Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major Kodály: Dances of Galánta (Neeme Järvi, conductor)
I had a chance to chat with Heather Adlesberger about the final concerts of the season for the St. Louis Concert Series.
11:00 PM Gerald Finley sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah MENDELSSOHN: Elijah Alan Gilbert, conductor Twyla Robinson, soprano Alice Coote, mezzo‐soprano Allan Clayton, tenor Gerald Finley, bass‐baritone Jennifer Johnson, mezzo‐soprano Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, boy soprano New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt, director
Classical music is part of the canon in movies, and classical music has also been featured in video games such as Civilization IV. Here are just a few pieces that show up in my husband’s favorite video game. 🙂 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 16 in f Chandos 8885COND Neeme Jarvi […]
8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249 Harm Mundi 901513COND Philippe Herreweghe ORCH Collegium Vocale SOLO Barbara Schlick, soprano SOLO Kai Wessel, alto (countertenr)SOLO James Taylor, tenor SOLO Peter Kooy, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:43 AM Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn RCA/BMG 3091ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Ambrosian Singers SOLO Renata Scotto, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:50 AM […]
8:00 PM 8:00 PM Ludwig van Beethoven Mount of Olives: Hallelujah Op 85 Telarc 80119COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:05 PM Ernest Bloch Sacred Service CBS/Sony 47533COND Leonard Bernstein ORCH New York Philharmonic SOLO Robert Merrill, baritone SOLO and Chorus