| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:30 AM
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Vocal recitals are rare enough in Baltimore that even a program of familiar lieder would qualify as a novelty. A program of way-off-the-beaten-path songs? That's beyond cool.
Magdalena Kozena, the high-profile, Czech mezzo-soprano, and her equally high-...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Spring is just around the corner. One thing to think about is putting down fresh mulch.
Randy Arndt, a parishioner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton, has announced the Men's Brotherhood annual spring mulch sale. The proceeds go to a college...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:12 PM
In the grand scheme of themes, we have more than enough recordings of Beethoven symphonies. But there always seems to be room for one more.
I would gladly clear a spot on an overstuffed CD shelf for a version of Beethoven's Fifth and Seventh...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 1:17 PM
John Darnielle moved for the first time in seven years last summer. His moves are unique, not just because they're rare, but because they typically precipitate a new musical direction.
"For me moving, is always a big opportunity. It's just a enough of...
| Nov 11, 2011
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:51 PM
For generations, music students have been getting gold stars, certificates and other pats on the back from their teachers. But a budding musician with high marks in one state is not necessarily on the same level, judged by the same criteria, as a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:32 AM
Three years ago, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio opened the season for Columbia's Sundays at Three chamber music series. The group's performance went over so well that the series decided to have them back again to open this year's season opener on Oct. 2.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Stop scheduling fundraising events and benefits on Saturday night.
Especially stop scheduling food-focused fundraising events that require the presence of restaurant staff and chefs on a Saturday night. But I want the symphony, the museums and the...
| Dec 12, 2011
Cockeysville Middle School's Dance Club was invited to participate in a swing dance seminar at the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention, held Oct. 21 at the Hunt Valley Marriott Hotel.
The Dance Club also...