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  • Chamber group offers three good reasons to go to church

    Chamber group offers three good reasons to go to church
    Chamber music needs the right-sized chamber, which often proves to be a church. For the Sundays at Three series, that sacred space is Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. That's where the Mendelssohn Piano Trio will perform on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m....
  • Alsop, BSO make case for Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1

    Alsop, BSO make case for Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1
    An extra spark in the playing at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's first program of the 2014-2015 subscription series a week ago made me think this would turn out to be an exceptional season. Something about the second program this weekend made me even...
  • Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens season with Brahms, Tchaikovsky

    Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens season with Brahms, Tchaikovsky
    The last weekend of September could not have been much more caloric, musically speaking, without actually clogging arteries. While the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was reveling in the high romanticism of Rachmaninoff and Korngold (my review was posted...
  • BSO suffers three high-profile cancellations

    BSO suffers three high-profile cancellations
    You might suspect some strange jinx, or wonder if the third time's the harm. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking a rash of high-profile artist cancellations in stride. On July 29 came the news that actor/singer and star of Showtime's...
  • BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'

    BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been showing a lot of love for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and the poem Francis Scott Key was inspired to write after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. The BSO celebrated that anniversary...
  • BSO opens 99th season in great form with Beethoven, Mahler

    BSO opens 99th season in great form with Beethoven, Mahler
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 99th season -- Marin Alsop’s eighth as music director -- promises to be eventful. That’s the take-away from Friday night’s performance at Meyerhoff Hall, where the concert will be repeated...
  • Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB

    Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB
    Andrew Balio is best known around here for the gleaming sound and refined musicality he regularly provides as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal trumpet, a post he has held since 2001. Offstage, Balio devotes a great deal of his energies to...
  • A spectacular weekend for Baltimore [Editorial]

    A spectacular weekend for Baltimore  [Editorial]
    After something of a rough week, the city showed off its best to a national audience with this weekend's Star Spangled Spectacular, packing downtown with residents and tourists alike to celebrate a singular moment in American history. The rain cleared...
  • MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]

    MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]
    Our words weren't exactly, "Let's put on a show," but they could have been. Maryland Public Television is forever grateful to PBS, the "Great Performances" series and our colleagues at WNET in New York for responding to our 2012 invitation to join us in...
  • Hilary Hahn out, Pinchas Zukerman in for Baltimore Symphony's season-opener

    Hilary Hahn out, Pinchas Zukerman in for Baltimore Symphony's season-opener
    Hilary Hahn has canceled her scheduled season-opening performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop this weekend due to muscle strain. In mid-July, Hahn announced that she would cancel...
  • Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian

    Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian
    Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of...
  • PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert

    PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert
    "Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert...