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  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • Best seat in the house for Mozart conductor

    The Howard County Concert Orchestra's music director, Ronald Mutchnik, is a busy person who is more accustomed to running around than sitting around. Audiences expect to find him standing on a podium and raising his hands to conduct a piece. Mutchnik...
  • Russian program impressively delivered by BSO, Alsop, Salerno-Sonnenberg

    Russian program impressively delivered by BSO, Alsop, Salerno-Sonnenberg
    Russian repertoire was so prevalent and played so passionately during Yuri Temirkanov's tenure at the helm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra that it seemed to some people that there was no point in touching such music again. I confess I entertained that...
  • BGE head to retire after decade at utility's helm

    BGE head to retire after decade at utility's helm
    Kenneth W. DeFontes Jr. will retire as Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s president and CEO at the end of the month, after nearly a decade at the helm of Maryland's largest gas and electric utility. His retirement, announced Wednesday, will be effective...
  • Baltimore's man to see [Editorial]

    Willard Hackerman held no public office, but he was as much a city father to Baltimore as any mayor or City Council member, delegate or senator. Few, if any, have had a larger impact on this community than the 95-year-old man who died at Johns Hopkins...
  • Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music

    Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music
    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...
  • John Weber, tenor

    John Weber, tenor
    John Weber, a tenor who sang in opera productions and was the music director of a Rodgers Forge church, died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 17. The Catonsville resident was 50. His brother, Thomas Proveaux, said Mr. Weber collapsed at the wheel of his...
  • Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

    Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate
    Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
  • Baltimore Symphony marketing campaign shows musicians without any airs, but some tattoos

    Baltimore Symphony marketing campaign shows musicians without any airs, but some tattoos
    UPDATE: At the end of January, The American Marketing Association – Baltimore presented the BSO with the Marketing Excellence Award for Best Advertising Campaign for this project. Last year, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra launched a marketing...
  • Marin Alsop's parents die within the space of two weeks

    Marin Alsop's parents die within the space of two weeks
    The parents of Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, have died within the space of 12 days. Both were musicians whose careers included longtime service in the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Ruth Alsop, a cellist in that...
  • Joseph Young, honed at Peabody, BSO, named assistant conductor of Atlanta Symphony

    Joseph Young, honed at Peabody, BSO, named assistant conductor of Atlanta Symphony
    Joseph Young, who left a most favorable mark locally as the first recipient of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, has been moving steadily up the ladder since his years with the BSO, 2007-09. Effective June 1,...
  • Baltimore Symphony's 2014-2015 season to explore 'spirituality and transcendence'

    Baltimore Symphony's 2014-2015 season to explore 'spirituality and transcendence'
    Since becoming music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007, Marin Alsop has typically devised a theme of some kind to unify each season. For 2014-2015, the theme is "spirituality and transcendence." "I started talking about a few pieces,...