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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Baltimore Symphony to premiere Leshnoff guitar concerto composed for Manuel Barrueco

    Baltimore Symphony to premiere Leshnoff guitar concerto composed for Manuel Barrueco
    The number of concertos for guitar and orchestra is not long; the list of those heard regularly in concert halls is shorter still. This week, a Baltimore-rooted guitar concerto will enter the repertoire and, given the considerable assets behind it, should...
  • BSO premieres Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto, revisits Dvorak's 'New World'

    BSO premieres Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto, revisits Dvorak's 'New World'
    With the new year underway, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is focusing on the New World. This weekend's program offers music by two Americans and a visitor to America, music from very different eras, but with a pulsing lyricism in common. Things got...
  • World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'

    World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'
    At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
  • BSO to perform Bernstein's 'Age of Anxiety'

    BSO to perform Bernstein's 'Age of Anxiety'
    Marin Alsop's tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been notable for several things, prominent among them the programming of compositions by Leonard Bernstein, her childhood idol and mentor when she was starting her conducting...
  • My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming

    My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be announcing its 2014-2015 season in a few weeks. As is the case every year, I am hoping for a whole bunch of surprises, a filling in of long-standing gaps in the BSO's repertoire. And, naturally, I am especially...
  • Stirring National Symphony concert with Joshua Bell, Christoph Eschenbach

    Stirring National Symphony concert with Joshua Bell, Christoph Eschenbach
    The Kennedy Center Concert Hall was packed Saturday night for the National Symphony Orchestra's first performance of a 1946 masterwork by Paul Hindemith, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd." OK, the place was packed because the first half of...
  • Two romantic pieces comprise one Chagall Trio concert

    The Chagall Trio explores the 19th-century romantic repertory when it performs on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. This concert in the Sundays at Three series features musicians who are well-known to local audiences....
  • Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music

    Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music
    The past few weeks have been rough on Marin Alsop. Late last month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director gathered with family and friends in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the bedside of her mother. Ruth Alsop, whose career included playing...
  • Colorful performances from Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore

    Colorful performances from Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore
    Last weekend found two of the area's orchestral ensembles in fine form. Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an imaginative mix of standard and far-from-standard fare Saturday night at the Gordon Center. The familiar work was Mendelssohn's "Scottish...
  • Live Arts' opening performances set stage for joyous holiday season

    Live Arts' opening performances set stage for joyous holiday season
    When Live Arts Maryland music director J. Ernest Green conducted the season-closing "Light & Life" classical concert in April, it was a performance that seemed impossible to surpass. Yet the classical season opener, the "Dona Nobis Pacem" concert...
  • Columbia Pro Cantare ready to perform Handel's 'Messiah'

    Columbia Pro Cantare ready to perform Handel's 'Messiah'
    Composer George Frederick Handel's "Messiah" was first performed in Dublin in 1742, and it has been performed around the world ever since. Maintaining that tradition in Howard County, Columbia Pro Cantare performs its 27th annual "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec....
  • Love marks 15th year with Columbia Orchestra

    Love marks 15th year with Columbia Orchestra
    The Columbia Orchestra celebrates great music at every concert, but its upcoming program also offers another cause for celebration. Music director Jason Love observes his 15th anniversary leading the group with a program called "The Maestro's Anniversary"...