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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 “...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...