| Feb 8, 2014
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:50 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:51 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
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,...
| 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 17, 2014
| 4:45 PM
OrchKids, the program that puts musical instruments into the hands of Baltimore schoolchildren, announced Friday that it is receiving a $1 million gift that will allow it to double the number of students it serves.
The donation from Robert E....