| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Grab your picnic basket and enjoy live blues music in an Elkridge park. Dig out the easel and paint pictures of flowers and historic storefronts in Ellicott City. Or as the sun sets, learn how to salsa dance under one of downtown Columbia’s most...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:27 AM
In support of their new album, "Turn Blue" (out Tuesday), The Black Keys will embark on a worldwide tour that will last almost to Christmas, and Baltimore is on the itinerary. The Grammy-winning Ohio rock act will headline Baltimore Arena on Dec. 4....
| May 20, 2014
| 7:41 AM
It isn't news that Anthony McGill is a masterful clarinetist, but his recital Sunday evening for Music in the Valley still surprised. The pristine technique, the breadth of tone coloring, the expressive richness of phrasing -- all of these gifts...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Music in the Great Hall wrapped up its 40th anniversary season Sunday afternoon at Towson Unitarian with two powerhouse artists -- flutist Marina Piccinini and pianist Michael Sheppard.
I could only stay for the first half of their recital (a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The Howard County Concert Orchestra's music director, Ronald Mutchnik, is a busy person who is more accustomed to running around than sitting around. Audiences expect to find him standing on a podium and raising his hands to conduct a piece.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Baltimore has experienced a bounty of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, among others, in recent days.
My favorite experience came Sunday evening when Shriver Hall Concert Series presented the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, a chamber group comprising (mostly) of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:07 AM
You just never know when lightning will strike in a concert hall.
It happened Thursday night at the Meyerhoff, where conductor Jakub Hrusa made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut, generating unmistakable sparks in works by Dvorak and Janacek,...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Congratulations to the art students from the Parkville Senior Center's painting and drawing classes who were awarded prize ribbons in different media categories at the Maryland State Fair:
The winners are Linda Brown, first place for mixed media, and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:02 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opened its 2013-2014 season Friday night with a burst of sax and violence.
Of particular note was the U.S. premiere of the Saxophone Concerto by eminent American composer John Adams, who has given the small repertoire of...
| Nov 8, 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Society meets The Howard County Genealogical Society presents "Locating Historic Newspapers" at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Presentation will be made by Angela McMcGhie, a genealogical researcher,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:33 AM
There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion.
“Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a...