| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Erin Paxton, a rising senior at Severna Park High School, had never attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. But for this year's celebration, she was the center of attention.
Paxton, 17, was chosen to...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When some folks want to take a trip back in time, they read a book. Jonathan Yoke, a 25-year-old engineer, straps on a pair of tights and becomes Alfonso d'Este Duca di Ferrara.
As an actor in the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, Yoke will...
| Aug 29, 2013
Classical music organizations are tuning up for the new season, and one of them will do so under a new name. The Orchestra of St. John's has become the Howard County Concert Orchestra.
"We felt the need to break out and serve all of Howard County,"...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:47 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, like arts groups everywhere, wants to draw in a younger crowd. This season, the BSO is making it even easier for college students to get in on the action -- a new product called "BSO Student Select."
For a one-time...
| Aug 31, 2013
When he was 13, Thomas Lauderdale's world in Portland, Ore., opened up wide. That was when the future founder of the ensemble called Pink Martini saw the 1946 Rita Hayworth film "Gilda" for the first time.
"I loved the 1940s glamour and all that,"...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:25 AM
The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble had the experience of a lifetime in Europe, according to Dayton resident Betsy Brown, who accompanied the group as a chaperone.
The students, under the direction of Barry Enzman, were invited to perform six concerts at five...