| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The 79-year-old Handel Choir of Baltimore has made a point of honoring its namesake every year with a performance of the oratorio "Messiah." But on Saturday at Old St. Paul's, the chorus will focus on the "Baltimore" portion of its name with a concert...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
PBS stays on a Friday-night arts-programming roll with a "Great Performances" concert staging of Sting's upcoming musical "The Last Ship."
The musical, which opens in October on Broadway, is set in the working-class, shipyard world of Sting's...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:05 AM
A Columbia family is still reeling from two devastating blows after learning of their 21-year-old son's sudden death in New York and discovering the theft of his prized electric guitar and other music gear from their home less than two weeks later....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:51 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The scary snow forecast was not enough to deter a decent-sized crowd from trekking to Strathmore Wednesday night for a concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra led by its longtime music director Yuri Temirkanov. I, for one, would have risked...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:01 AM
FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review.
For the past decade, it...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The exercises were intended to open up the chest and diaphragm. Arms overhead, deep breaths in and out. Jaw loose, face loose. Next came voice exercises, the sopranos and altos, tenors and baritones going up and down the scales.
On a rare balmy day in...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:20 AM
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....
| Feb 8, 2014
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...