If you are not rushing out of town for the holiday weekend, make room for the latest Baltimore Symphony program. The inclusion of Strauss' sublime Four Last Songs on the lineup is reason enough to catch one of the remaining performances.
Once was bad enough. But twice? After canceling a Baltimore Symphony pops engagement this year due to "scheduling conflicts," Mandy Patinkin has bailed again for the same reason.
Count on Concert Artists of Baltimore to keep things interesting.
Operas have dealt with difficult, painful subjects for a long time, but perhaps not quite as difficult or painful as the topic of Frances Pollock's "Stinney."
Once upon a time, puppets seemed so innocent and childlike, just sweet, caring extensions of the people manipulating their cuddly torsos and wide-mouthed faces. And then along came "Avenue Q."
The Baltimore Symphony's program over the weekend, conducted by the always welcome Mario Venzago, offered three items from the orchestral hit parade -- Schubert's "Unfinished," Strauss' "Don Juan," Debussy's "La Mer" -- and a modest little keyboard concerto by Haydn. Who knew the concerto would...
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, nicknamed "Eroica," turns up with regularity on any orchestra's playlist. So its inclusion on a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program in October 2012 suggested business as usual.
Baltimore-based and/or -trained artists have had a hand in lifting spirits in Liberia, NPR reports.