Tim Smith

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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

  • Downtown gets a new French accent from Chez Hugo bistro

    Downtown gets a new French accent from Chez Hugo bistro

    For all of the wealth of cuisine choices Baltimore currently boasts, two distinctive areas seem awfully underrepresented — French and German. I won’t hold my breath for the arrival of a classy dispenser of tender schnitzel and pillowy spaetzle any time soon, but the city’s small French contingent...

  • BSO to make debut at Proms festival in London this summer

    BSO to make debut at Proms festival in London this summer

    The second stop in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s European tour this summer with music director Marin Alsop will find the ensemble making its debut Aug. 27 at the Proms, an extraordinary eight-week festival of daily concerts in London’s 5,200-seat Royal Albert Hall. It will not be a first for...

  • Get It Inn provides spicy addition to Locust Point

    Get It Inn provides spicy addition to Locust Point

    If you remember the old Monty Python skit about the restaurant that featured spam in every dish, even lobster thermidor, you’ll remember when Baltimore’s eating dens seemed to structure menus almost entirely around crab. Then came the culinary enlightenment that gave us a greatly expanded scene...

  • BSO and principal guest conductor Markus Stenz still hitting it off

    BSO and principal guest conductor Markus Stenz still hitting it off

    When German conductor Markus Stenz made his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2012, there was no mistaking the chemistry. BSO management soon signed him up as principal guest conductor for a three-year stint starting in 2015. “The contract has just been extended by a year, which I...

  • Baltimore debuts, multiple venues for Shriver Hall's 2018-2019 season

    Baltimore debuts, multiple venues for Shriver Hall's 2018-2019 season

    For its 2018-2019 season, Shriver Hall Concert Series will present another starry assortment of soloists and ensembles performing a broad range of repertoire. The subscription series showcases recitals by eminent British pianist Imogen Cooper in her Baltimore debut, playing works by Haydn, Beethoven,...

  • Baltimore Choral Arts' 2018-2019 season to focus on 'story and song'

    Baltimore Choral Arts' 2018-2019 season to focus on 'story and song'

    The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will highlight storytelling through music and launch artistic collaborations with other area organizations during the 2018-2019 season. Highlights include David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion,” based on a tragic story by Hans Christian Andersen; and the...

  • Best of Baltimore 2018: Dining & nightlife

    Best of Baltimore 2018: Dining & nightlife

    Here are Baltimore Sun staffers’ picks in dining and nightlife categories for 2018: Ambience Bygone Talk about an uplifting experience. There is nothing like Bygone’s mesmerizing views of the harbor and the city, views that would make this a prime destination if it only served fast food. But this...

  • Baltimore Symphony in colorful form with Stenz, Steinbacher

    Baltimore Symphony in colorful form with Stenz, Steinbacher

    The tight chemistry between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Markus Stenz has been easy to hear since he took up the post in 2015 with a three-year contract. This week, that contract was extended until June 2019. Do I hear 2020? On Friday night at Meyerhoff Symphony...

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