| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Marin Alsop, who led a vigorous account of Beethoven's Ninth last month with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will conduct that same iconic work on Sunday with her ensemble in Brazil, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, as a World Cup salute....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:43 AM
A year after 9/11, the New York Philharmonic premiered "On the Transmigration of Souls," a reflective work for chorus and orchestra by John Adams that incorporates words and phrases from messages posted near the site of the World Trade Center, from...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Ann Kemp Thomas, a homemaker who was a founder of Beautiful Baltimore, died of heart failure May 28 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 84 and lived in Roland Park.
Born Ann Kemp in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Dr. Jarold...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Jeanne G. Clapp, a retired educator who was a founding faculty member of the Odyssey School, died June 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 70.
"Jeanne was just a lovely lady and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Let's get this out of the way: A timpanist is that cool one in the orchestra who gets to bang on one of those huge drums in the back.
Timpani has long been a big part of the life of 30-year-old James Wyman, now in his first year with the Baltimore...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Nine Baltimore arts groups, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Artscape, have received a total of nearly $2.53 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The grants, announced Wednesday, included...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Kim Alan Leatherman, who had owned a Talbot County landscaping business and was a charity auctioneer, died of pulmonary fibrosis May 9 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. The Easton resident was 67.
Born in Baltimore and...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In addition to his duties as a member of the Towson High music department, John Olin has developed at least one other — unrelated, yet necessary — talent.
"People kid me and tell me I could have been a travel agent," said Olin, referring...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Griffin was never supposed to be a star. Given up to a kill shelter in Ohio during what his current owner, Gregg Boersma, believes was a foreclosure dispute, the Siberian husky mix seemed destined for euthanasia. Then Boersma saw his photo online and...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra could have included just a little sample of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to go with its latest program, which includes the overture and incidental music Mendelssohn wrote under the spell of that play. But this...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
| May 10, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Biblical stories do not typically make great operas, anymore than they make great movies. But Verdi’s first successful work for the stage, “Nabucco,” based more or less on the tale of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian bondage of the...