Posts filed under ‘Music’

6-11-12: Variations on a Familar Theme

Baltimore native Philip Glass has been commissioned to write a new version of 1812 Overture in honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop will be directing it. Tom Hall talks with her about the premiere.

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5-30-12: When Symphonic Music Meets Soul

Tom Hall talks with Darin Atwater, the founder of the Soulful Symphony, which is wrapping up its season this Friday with a tribute to Whitney Houston.

Continue Reading May 30, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

5-23-12: Beach House’s Bloom

Music critic Tim Kabara breaks down “Bloom” for us.

Continue Reading May 23, 2012 at 8:57 am 1 comment

5-23-12: Remembering Chuck Brown

The “Godfather of Go-Go” died last Wednesday at age 75 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We revisit Tom Hall’s conversation with Chuck Brown from last June, when he brought his homegrown dance sound to the Roots Fest in West Baltimore.

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5-2-12: Lower Dens’ “Nootropics”

Music critic Tim Kabara on Lower Dens’ latest album.

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4-30-12: Thin Space

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians Phil Munds and Ken Goldstein were making a record with pianist and composer Bryan Rowe when he died in 2009. Bryan’s widow encouraged them to finish. Today, they tell Tom Hall about the album that resulted, called “Thin Space.”

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 7:30 am 2 comments

4-24-12: Motion and Music

Choreographer Liz Lerman talks with Tom about making music while dancing.

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4-20-12: Why Go to the Opera?

Soprano Stefania Dovhan talks with Tom Hall about her early training at the Baltimore School for the Arts and her return to another Baltimore stage–the Lyric–for the production of Faust.

Continue Reading April 20, 2012 at 7:55 am 1 comment

4-18-2012: Maryland Morning Culture Calendar

Treats for aesthetes!

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4-16-12: Handel with Choir

You may know Handel for his Messiah, but this weekend the Handel Choir of Baltimore takes on his oratorio about the mother of Bacchus. Tom Hall talks to the choir’s artistic director and a Loyola classics professor about the music and the Greek myth that inspired it.

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