| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Regarding the recent article on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program, while Dan Trahey may see a metaphorical connection between society an orchestra, what is striking about the photographs of his class is their homogeneity ("Dan Trahey...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop has canceled her scheduled appearances this week with the ensemble. Her mother, a cellist who spent several decades in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, died late last week in upstate New York at...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:20 AM
First-grade students at Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains Elementary schools are eagerly awaiting a field trip to the Meyerhoff in February where they will see a performance of "Carnival of Animals."
Their excitement might be intensified by reports...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The year is not even a week old, and there's a contender for highlight of the 2014 music season in Baltimore.
OK, maybe that's too premature and silly a statement. But if, like me, you feel there are few things more perfectly fashioned than a waltz by...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The number of concertos for guitar and orchestra is not long; the list of those heard regularly in concert halls is shorter still. This week, a Baltimore-rooted guitar concerto will enter the repertoire and, given the considerable assets behind it, should...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:51 PM
With the new year underway, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is focusing on the New World. This weekend's program offers music by two Americans and a visitor to America, music from very different eras, but with a pulsing lyricism in common.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:26 AM
The din coming from the high-tech Fab Lab in the HTEC building on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County was nearly deafening last week.
Under the watchful eyes of Jason Hughes protected by safety glasses, a silvery...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Even people who ordinarily find ballet a tough nut to crack can find themselves falling for the charms of "The Nutcracker." Set to an ear worm-filled score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells a Christmas Eve story of childhood and fantasy, toys and sweets,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Since graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music with a degree in conducting, Andrew Grams, now 36, has built quite a career for himself in the world of classical music.
The Severn native and Baltimore School for the Arts alum has traveled the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Alex Ross has posted a column that addresses, among other things, persistent and stupid attitudes about women on the podium. Very dispiriting.
What really shook me up was what Alex found in a year-old interview given by Yuri Temirkanov to a Russian...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Now you see him, now you don't.
At the start of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's season, its former assistant concertmaster, Igor Yuzefovich, one of the ensemble's most dynamic players, was back onstage after a stint as concertmaster of the Hong...