Tim Smith

Writer

Tim Smith was The Sun’s fine arts critic, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for The New York Times and BBC Music Magazine. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

Recent Articles

  • A midwinter bounty of theater in Baltimore

    A midwinter bounty of theater in Baltimore

    A bounty of theater productions is heating up mid-winter in Baltimore. Within the space of a few days, a hit Broadway musical and a vintage feminist play will be onstage, both gaining fresh relevance from the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements for sexual assault awareness and gender equality. A classic...

  • Dining review: Two decades later, Mount Vernon's Sotto Sopra still shines

    Dining review: Two decades later, Mount Vernon's Sotto Sopra still shines

    Any number of restaurants have come and gone in the Mount Vernon neighborhood since 1996, but Sotto Sopra has held on the whole time. No wonder. For a start, the place just looks so darn good — a mix of chic and charm, upscale and relaxed. The huge, playful mural depicting sophisticates wining...

  • BSO's $65 million 'Second Century' fundraising campaign is 2/3 there

    BSO's $65 million 'Second Century' fundraising campaign is 2/3 there

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has raised more than $42 million toward a $65 million “Second Century” fundraising campaign aimed at boosting the organization’s endowment and educational activities. The $42.6 million received so far in cash and pledges came during what the BSO calls the “quiet...

  • BSO trots out war horses by Tchaikovsky, Bartok

    BSO trots out war horses by Tchaikovsky, Bartok

    Another week, another impressive effort by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. If anyone has somehow not noticed how tight the ensemble’s technique has become, Friday night’s performance of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by music director Marin Alsop, would surely have woken up the ears....

  • Dining review: At Gordon Ramsay Steak, stellar food in a dining room that already needs a makeover

    Dining review: At Gordon Ramsay Steak, stellar food in a dining room that already needs a makeover

    They had me at “cocktail foam.” That was just the first of the palate-tingling adventures at Gordon Ramsay Steak, the new restaurant inside Horseshoe Casino bearing the name of the multiple-Michelin star-earning celebrity chef known for pushing perfectionism and uttering expletives. The menu delivers...

  • 'Hamilton' will play a month at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in summer 2019

    'Hamilton' will play a month at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in summer 2019

    The long-anticipated arrival of the uber-musical “Hamilton” in Baltimore will take place June 25 to July 21, 2019, capping a Hippodrome Theatre season spiced by current and recent Broadway shows. As previously announced, current Hippodrome subscribers will have first pick for the 2018-2019 lineup;...

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