A week after the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra welcomed back one of its finest guest conductors, Vasily Petrenko, and did some sterling music-making together, the ensemble welcomed back another, to likewise gratifying results.
Hannu Lintu, chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, brings a distinctive dynamism to the podium that seems to grab the BSO's attention in a big way.Read more
Edgar Allan Poe, never lacking for attention in the city where his remains have been at rest since 1849, will receive some more next weekend, and in a very Baltimore-centric manner.
The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will present the Baltimore premiere of "Dark Bells," a Poe-based work for the unusual combination of solo viola, chorus and orchestra by Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff.Read more
The Baltimore-born actor Andy Karl, who starred on Broadway two years ago in the title role of the musical version of "Rocky," will be back on the Great White Way this spring to head the cast in another movie-turned-musical, "Groundhog Day."Read more
Pro Musica Rara opened its 42nd season Sunday afternoon with a program tilted toward Haydn -- always a welcome tilt -- and spiced by the cool instrument called a baryton.
That instrument has one set of strings in front for bowing and another on the back to vibrate sympathetically with the first (and also to be used by plucking).Read more
Vasily Petrenko, who led memorable concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2009 and 2011, is back this weekend, as impressive as ever.
Since his last visit, he was quoted making dismissive comments about female conductors.Read more