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

  • Jeremy Denk delivers absorbing recital for Shriver Hall Concert Series

    Jeremy Denk delivers absorbing recital for Shriver Hall Concert Series

    The good news is that Shriver Hall Concert Series, displaced by renovations being made to its namesake, has a decent alternate venue for the fall season at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, where pianist Jeremy Denk delivered an absorbing recital Sunday evening. The bad news is that the relocation...

  • Spotlighters to stay at current location through 2022

    Spotlighters to stay at current location through 2022

    Over the past few years, Spotlighters Theatre has been scouting for a new location, spurred on by the prospect of an end to the lease on its longtime, 65-seat venue on St. Paul Street in December 2019. That search is off for now, thanks to a successful renegotiation of that lease, extending occupancy...

  • Much to like about 'Shakespeare in Love' at Center Stage

    Much to like about 'Shakespeare in Love' at Center Stage

    The idea of William Shakespeare struggling with writer’s block — “Shall I compare thee to a … something … something” — made a pretty clever premise for the 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love” that snared seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For another affirmation of the gag’s potency, check...

  • BSO shines with Strauss; cellist makes notable debut

    BSO shines with Strauss; cellist makes notable debut

    Last weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra memorably performed sumptuous music of Richard Strauss with guest conductor Jun Markl. It’s doing so again this weekend with music director Marin Alsop. There’s another connective thread between the two programs — impressive cello playing. It came...

  • Another colorful program from the BSO, this one led by Jun Markl

    Another colorful program from the BSO, this one led by Jun Markl

    Jun Markl returned to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra podium last weekend and conducted a colorful program with his usual fire and finesse. On Sunday afternoon at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saint-Saens’ “Danse macabre” provided a tingly start. Markl kept the pace taut and drew delectable nuances...

  • An ardent revival of 'Intimate Apparel' at Everyman Theatre

    An ardent revival of 'Intimate Apparel' at Everyman Theatre

    Esther, the seamstress at the heart of Lynn Nottage’s richly embroidered drama “Intimate Apparel,” which is enjoying an ardent revival at Everyman Theatre, felt “as though God kissed my hands” the first time she finished a garment. She turned that gift into a steady, tolerable business, at least...

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