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  • Blockbusters from the BSO

    It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off.
  • Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ

    Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ
    In the living room of his Ellicott City home, Christopher Shih sits with his legs curled beneath him on a beige leather love seat. Relaxed in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, he speaks humbly of his accomplishments as an amateur pianist. In the kitchen...

    Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription

    Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription
    Classical music is said to soothe the soul, but can it calm an upset stomach? Ellicott City resident Dr. Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist who plays a little piano on the side, is likely to make listeners feel better when he appears as a guest artist...

    Steinway honors pianist Michael Rickman, professor at Stetson University

     
    Critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Michael Rickman, professor of piano in Stetson University’s School of Music, has been honored by Steinway & Sons as a new member of its prestigious roster of Steinway Artists. The New York-based company says of its a

    Bruno Walter’s Last Concert

     
    Dec. 2, 1960: Van Cliburn, the Cold War sensation who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky piano competition, performs the Brahms second piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Bruno Walter at Shrine Auditorium. [Yes, I cringe to think of what...