Leonard Bernstein spent a good deal of time confronting age-old existential questions of life, religion, identity. He was determined to discover definitive meaning and purpose. But, as the famed conductor-composer wrote in 1960, "I have two answers to everything and one answer to nothing."
It's back. The holiday season. All those alternately warming and wearing weeks with family and friends, all those seasonal entertainments you can take them to (or use as a way to escape from them).
The combination of glamor and charm that is so much a part of soprano Danielle de Niese makes for quite a beguiling force. It was on full display Sunday evening in a recital presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
One of the most interesting projects undertaken by the Baltimore Symphony since Marin Alsop took the helm mixes theater and music into something called a Symphonic Play.
When it comes to evaluating pure enchantment in opera, Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" would probably top most lists. If more companies would give Massenet's "Cendrillon" its due, this exquisite treatment of the Cinderella tale would give those lost kids and wicked witch a run for their...
Fifty years ago, Broadway audiences were introduced to Tevye, an impoverished milkman in the Russian shtetl of Anatevka at the turn of the last century. This lovable guy, who was on speaking terms with the Almighty (never mind the conversations were one-sided), believed fiercely in the...
Abandoned rowhouses, their dark windows like unblinking eyes, suggest a line of condemned prisoners awaiting execution by the demolition equipment looming a block away. From across the street, a lone boy witnesses a slice of Baltimore slipping away.
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra served up a remarkably satisfying all-Russian program Thursday night at Meyerhoff Hall, capped by a brilliant account of the mighty Shostakovich Fifth.