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  • Two romantic pieces comprise one Chagall Trio concert

    The Chagall Trio explores the 19th-century romantic repertory when it performs on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. This concert in the Sundays at Three series features musicians who are well-known to local audiences....
  • Clarinetist Anthony McGill gives radiant performance of Mozart concerto with BSO

    Clarinetist Anthony McGill gives radiant performance of Mozart concerto with BSO
    In Peter Shaffer’s wildly fanciful play “Amadeus,” the mediocre and oh-so jealous composer Salieri describes the moment he realized the genius of his nemesis — hearing a phrase in Mozart’s Serenade for Winds that was “...
  • Baltimore Symphony lifts off with sci-fi program featuring George Takei

    Baltimore Symphony lifts off with sci-fi program featuring George Takei
    You will not be the least surprised that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a hit on its hand with "Sci-Fi Spectacular," a pops program this weekend featuring the inimitable George Takei. If you don't have tickets for the remaining performances, beam...
  • 'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns

    'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns
    George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
  • Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

    Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary
    Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very...
  • My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming

    My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be announcing its 2014-2015 season in a few weeks. As is the case every year, I am hoping for a whole bunch of surprises, a filling in of long-standing gaps in the BSO's repertoire. And, naturally, I am especially...
  • Gilbert Varga in welcome return to BSO podium; Jonathan Carney aces Saint-Saens concerto

    Gilbert Varga in welcome return to BSO podium; Jonathan Carney aces Saint-Saens concerto
      Gilbert Varga made a memorable debut as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra guest conductor four years ago and impressed again in a return engagement last season. He's three for three now. The Hungarian conductor is back this weekend to lead a hearty...
  • Yuri Temirkanov and St. Petersburg Philharmonic in soaring concert at Strathmore

    Yuri Temirkanov and St. Petersburg Philharmonic in soaring concert at Strathmore
    The scary snow forecast was not enough to deter a decent-sized crowd from trekking to Strathmore Wednesday night for a concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra led by its longtime music director Yuri Temirkanov. I, for one, would have risked...
  • BSO players offer lyrical program for Chamber Music by Candlelight

    BSO players offer lyrical program for Chamber Music by Candlelight
    Ordinarily, I would never think of being out on Sunday nights during "Downton Abbey" season, but I made an exception last weekend in order to catch an appealing program on the Chamber Music by Candlelight series at Second Presbyterian Church. (Of course,...
  • BSO offers tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

    BSO offers tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
    Orchestras these days like to put titles on programs, which usually means a dash of the cute, the trite or the hyperbolic. But the title given to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops offering this weekend strikes just the right note —...
  • Dan Trahey helps make OrchKids a national model for helping disadvantaged kids

    Dan Trahey helps make OrchKids a national model for helping disadvantaged kids
    Dan Trahey plays the tuba. He's played it all his life, and he takes his instrument with him everywhere, even though it's been years since he's performed regularly with an orchestra. Trahey's affinity for the unwieldy, decidedly uncool contraption says...
  • OrchKids appears to lack diversity [Letter]

    OrchKids appears to lack diversity [Letter]
    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...