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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

  • Stephanie Blythe to launch Lyric series emphasizing American music

    Stephanie Blythe to launch Lyric series emphasizing American music

    In 2006, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe treated the Shriver Hall Concert Series audience to incisive musicality and a downright electrifying voice capable as much of roof-raising power as of exquisite nuance. On Sunday, she returns to town, this time to inaugurate a vocal recital series at the...

  • BSO mixes Saint-Saens with rap, showcases percussive Glass concerto

    BSO mixes Saint-Saens with rap, showcases percussive Glass concerto

    Classical music institutions routinely get charged with being stuck in ruts, overly focused on repeating old repertoire over and over, skittish about stretching boundaries. The latest Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program, full of rapping and pounding, practically shouts, “What ruts? What boundaries?”...

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