| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:45 PM
OrchKids, the program that puts musical instruments into the hands of Baltimore schoolchildren, announced Friday that it is receiving a $1 million gift that will allow it to double the number of students it serves.
The donation from Robert E....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The sacred triumvirate of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven accounts for a crucial portion of what we call classical music, so there are plenty of reasons to program works by all three men on the same evening. There is also a risk of taking such material for...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Art Modell may have returned football to Baltimore, but in the eyes of the silver-haired owner, the Ravens were clearly a team of the people.
Eleven years ago, amid a swirl of confetti following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in Tampa, a tearful Mr....
| Sep 24, 2012
Art Modell did not just play a major role in the sports life of Baltimore. He and his wife Pat were among the region's most generous donors to the city's cultural institutions, including the Lyric Opera House, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Baseball or Beethoven? Block party with live music, or couch party to watch the playoffs?
"It's a happy dilemma to have," says Mike Evitts, a spokesman for the Downtown Partnership, among a number of groups whose previously scheduled events this week...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:33 AM
There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion.
“Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a...
| Nov 17, 2012
The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events.
And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Free Fall Baltimore, which today kicks off its seventh year of spotlighting no-charge arts and cultural experiences in Charm City, has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The grant will be used to help promote and raise...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I am writing to respond to recent letters to the editor regarding City Council Bill 12-0239 and to express support for amendments to put forth by Councilwoman Rikki Spector ("Council fumbles Ticketmaster fees," July 5). The Greater Baltimore Cultural...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Another update from the casualty list.
You will recall that Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop injured her wrist in a fall earlier this month in Brazil. Turns out that some bones were broken.
"I am in a cast for several weeks, but...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Elspeth Anne Banker Wheeler, a retired Baltimore City elementary school teacher, gardener and environmental advocate, died of lung cancer July 21 at her Roland Park home. She was 84.
Born Elspeth Anne Banker in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Paul J....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:32 AM
(UPDATE: This is new version of the story that was first reported Wednesday, with new quotes, including from the BSO musicians.)
Marin Alsop has signed a new contract that will extend her tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra...