On Feb. 5, 2005, the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda opened with a gala concert by its primary resident ensemble and founding partner, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by then music-director Yuri Temirkanov. Speeches and festivities were plentiful.
Until this winter, Tazewell Thompson had made only one visit to Baltimore. In 1991, the New York-born and -based theater/opera director, not to mention playwright, was here as an audience member to attend a premiere of a play about Scott Joplin at Center Stage.
In one of the most often quoted lines by Gustav Mahler, the composer declares that, "to me, 'symphony' means constructing a world with all the technical means at one's disposal." That applies, more or less, to all of his symphonies, but he was speaking about No. 3, the subject of the...
Ensemble to offer its annual Super Bach Sunday concert
During a quick visit to the Kennedy Center Saturday night, I got to hear a new opera and an under-appreciated symphony by Tchaikovsky. Two hours well spent, I'd say.
If the cold is getting you down, how about heading "To Hell and Back"? That's the title of a pretty hot presentation by the Peabody Early Music Department, which has its final performance Wednesday night at the Theatre Project.
The national touring production of the hit musical "Chicago" heading to the Hippodrome Theatre in March will feature John O'Hurley -- a.k.a. J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" -- as the sneaky lawyer Billy Flynn.
Those perky missionaries in their white shirts and black ties will return to Baltimore to spread humor, or offense, once again.