Tim Smith

Writer

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

  • Emma's Tea Spot brings a bit of British charm to Hamilton

    Emma's Tea Spot brings a bit of British charm to Hamilton

    Nothing gets an Anglophile’s heart a-racing like the arrival of an authentic British tea shop in the Baltimore area. If, like me, you’re addicted to the venerable British soap opera “EastEnders” — Hey, WETA-UK: Couldn’t you air the show more than twice a week? We’re 11 years behind the series in...

  • Everyman Theatre serves a filling story of love, family and loss in 'Aubergine'

    Everyman Theatre serves a filling story of love, family and loss in 'Aubergine'

    The ingredients in “Aubergine,” Julia Cho’s play receiving an effective staging at Everyman Theatre, are not all that unusual — cups of relationship issues and family tensions, dashes of heart and head, a smidgen of old-fashioned wit and wisdom. But by making food the thread that connects everything...

  • Interesting menu, enjoyable view at Ampersea

    Interesting menu, enjoyable view at Ampersea

    Given its prime location along the Inner Harbor’s edge in Fells Point, Ampersea has a lot going for it even before getting to the thoughtful food. Formerly the Waterfront Kitchen, the space underwent a makeover early this year resulting in a crisply contemporary dining room. Nautical-evocative...

  • 'School of Rock' gives upbeat lessons on growing up, finding your voice

    'School of Rock' gives upbeat lessons on growing up, finding your voice

    “School of Rock,” the musical in session at the Hippodrome Theatre through the weekend, is for every kid (or former kid) who ever felt un-cool, un-liked. It’s also for every adult who might have forgotten how important it is to listen, truly listen, to kids once in a while. “School of Rock” is...

  • Stellar bass-baritone Eric Owens to give Baltimore recital debut

    Stellar bass-baritone Eric Owens to give Baltimore recital debut

    Earlier this month, Washington National Opera audiences experienced Verdi’s epic “Don Carlo” performed by a stellar cast. Making a particularly powerful impression was bass-baritone Eric Owens, who used his refulgent voice and sensitively nuanced phrasing to eloquent effect as he burrowed into...

  • 'School of Rock' tests young talent as it heads to Baltimore, tours the country

    'School of Rock' tests young talent as it heads to Baltimore, tours the country

    The ever-expanding movie-to-stage-musical genre gained a sizable entry with “School of Rock,” which opened on Broadway in 2015 and hasn’t taken a recess yet. Meanwhile, the national touring production, launched in September and hitting Baltimore this week, has also spread the appeal of the show....

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