Aug. 01 2020

Vocalise 8/01/20

8:00 PM Giacomo Puccini La Rondine: “Chi il Bel Sogno di Doretta” Angel/EMI 32355 COND Anton Coppola ORCH Orch. Sinfonico of Milan Verdi SOLO Angela Gheorghiu,soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Samuel Barber Hermit Songs CBS/Sony 60899 SOLO Leontyne Price, soprano SOLO Samuel Barber, piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:21 PM Johannes Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Walzer Op 65 Telarc 80326 […]

Aug. 01 2020

8-1-20 Face The Music Listings!

This week we have a fabulous panel!  Pianist Lisa Weiss, Bassoonist Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio and critic Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide.  The Ravel was definitely the star this week! PLAY DATE: Sat, 08/01/2020 5:00 PM 3809 Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 87 in A HOB 87 CBS/Sony 47550 COND Leonard Bernstein […]

Aug. 01 2020

Working to close the justice gap

Over 80% of all people who need civil legal help in Maryland cannot afford it. The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, works to close that justice gap. I spoke with attorneys, Cate Scenna and John Warshawsky.   Information for families about how to request services can be found here.  

Jul. 31 2020

This Sunday’s BSO Encore Preview

Aside from the iconic Carmina Burana, this Sunday’s BSO Encore Powered by PNC will have Samuel Barber‘s psychologically intense tone poem, Medea’s Dance of Vengeance. Here is a brief description of the piece. BSO Encore    

Jul. 30 2020

In Housing, Fairness Is Key

Housing presents many concerns for Maryland residents – safety, affordability, and numerous other factors . Recently, I spoke with Carol Ott, Tenant Advocacy Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition’s Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland about ongoing issues that her agency deals with and new dilemmas that the COVID-19 pandemic has created.

Jul. 30 2020

Thursday 7/30/20 Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Herbert Blomstedt, conductor   BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat

Jul. 29 2020

Wednesday 07/29/20 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:          Esa-Pekka Salonen   Thorvaldsdottir:          Metacosmos Strauss:                        Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 Sibelius:                       Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22

Jul. 28 2020

Tuesday 7/28/20 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Edo de Waart and Leila Josefowicz   Adams:                        The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) Stravinsky:                  Violin Concerto in D (Leila Josefowicz, violin) Dvořák:                       Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

Jul. 27 2020

Wes Moore and the fight against poverty

    Baltimore born Wes Moore—a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes scholar, decorated US Army combat veteran, and New York Times best-selling author—is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization. I spoke with Wes by phone.          

Jul. 27 2020

Monday 7/27/20 New York Philharmonic

11:00 PM Modern Works with Alan Gilbert and David Robertson   LUNSQUI:                 Fibres, Yarn, and Fabrik (Alan Gilbert, cond.) GRUBER:                  Frankenstein!! (Alan Gilbert, cond., HK Gruber, chansonnier) CARTER:                   Two Controversies and A Conversation (David Robertson, cond.) JARRELL:                  Nachlese Vb; Liederzyklus (David Robertson, cond.) BOULEZ:                   …explosante-fixe… (David Robertson, cond.)

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