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  • Musicians' choices will shape chamber concert

    Musicians' choices will shape chamber concert
    Members of the Columbia Orchestra get to explore compositions written for smaller ensembles when they perform a free chamber concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. Most of the pieces involve quartet and quintet...
  • Steven Eddy transfixes Rising Star audience

    He had us rapt from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theatre, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two...
  • University of Maryland Symphony to perform memorized, choreographed 'Appalachian Spring'

    University of Maryland Symphony to perform memorized, choreographed 'Appalachian Spring'
    The last thing an orchestra musician expects to do is memorize music — that's for soloists. And even if orchestral members had reason to learn every note of a piece by heart, they wouldn't expect to dance around a stage while playing. Unless...
  • After upgrading studios, optimistic WTMD enters new era

    After upgrading studios, optimistic WTMD enters new era
    On a rainy night in late March, the studio of WTMD (89.7 FM) looked more like the buzzing set of a classic variety show than home to Towson University's public radio station. Members of the Baltimore indie-rock group Celebration checked the sounds of...
  • Music in the Great Hall concludes its season in fine form

    Music in the Great Hall concludes its season in fine form
    Music in the Great Hall wrapped up its 40th anniversary season Sunday afternoon at Towson Unitarian with two powerhouse artists -- flutist Marina Piccinini and pianist Michael Sheppard.  I could only stay for the first half of their recital (a...
  • LaVerne Kelly, schools music counselor

    LaVerne Kelly, schools music counselor
    LaVerne Kelly, a retired public schools music counselor, died of a lung ailment April 22 at her son's Baltimore home. The Columbia resident was 83. Born LaVerne Beal Young in Sebrell, Va., she was the daughter of John P. Young and Leah Young, who was...
  • Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton

    Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton
    WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
  • Retirement communities, performing groups, provide arts outreach to seniors

    Retirement communities, performing groups, provide arts outreach to seniors
    If it wasn't for the large, well-equipped woodworking shop at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, Lawrence Schneider might never have embarked upon his third career as a sculptor. But when Schneider moved into the Hunt Valley community...
  • After European tour, AACC Symphony Orchestra hits high note on home turf

    After European tour, AACC Symphony Orchestra hits high note on home turf
    The Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra continues to surpass audience expectations under music director and conductor Anna Binneweg, now in her eighth season at the college. Having performed six concerts in its first European tour in...
  • Leon Fleisher conducts Peabody Symphony in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Frank Martin

    Leon Fleisher conducts Peabody Symphony in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Frank Martin
    Well, that was exhilarating. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra's concert Thursday night delivered some impressive sonic power, with the near-legendary Leon Fleisher providing the ignition. Most celebrated as a pianist of uncommon insight, Fleisher began...
  • Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome

    Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome
    The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children — and adults who still remember being young — since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904. More than a century later, audiences...
  • New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore

    New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore
    UPDATE: Since I posted this story on Tuesday, word has come that the 'Toujours L'Amour' concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed because Stephen Costello has a 'bad flu.' Lyric Opera Baltimore artistic director James Harp says the event may be...