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  • Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music

    Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Andrew Grams conducts Baltimore Symphony in stylish Viennese program

    Andrew Grams conducts Baltimore Symphony in stylish Viennese program
    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...
  • Baltimore Symphony to premiere Leshnoff guitar concerto composed for Manuel Barrueco

    Baltimore Symphony to premiere Leshnoff guitar concerto composed for Manuel Barrueco
    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...
  • BSO premieres Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto, revisits Dvorak's 'New World'

    BSO premieres Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto, revisits Dvorak's 'New World'
    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. Things got...
  • OrchKids gets $1 million gift from Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

    OrchKids gets $1 million gift from Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
    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....