Tim Smith

Writer

Tim Smith is The Sun’s fine arts critic, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for The New York Times and BBC Music Magazine, and he's a contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

Recent Articles

  • BSO offers literature-based music and a blockbuster piano concerto

    BSO offers literature-based music and a blockbuster piano concerto

    Long before audio books, people could hear the gist of literary works from music alone. Assorted examples are threaded through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s programming for the 2017-2018 season, starting this weekend with two richly evocative “tone poems” — Tchaikovsky’s “Hamlet” and Richard...

  • Cohesion Theatre's promising new play explores Hatfield-McCoy feud

    Cohesion Theatre's promising new play explores Hatfield-McCoy feud

    When it comes to feuding, no one did it better than the Hatfield and McCoy clans in a region between West Virginia and Kentucky during the 1870s and ’80s, holding grudges and, at periodic intervals, dispensing their vicious version of eye-for-an-eye justice. There is more than enough material here...