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.

Continue Reading June 11, 2012 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

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.

Continue Reading May 23, 2012 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

5-2-12: Lower Dens’ “Nootropics”

Music critic Tim Kabara on Lower Dens’ latest album.

Continue Reading May 2, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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.

Continue Reading April 24, 2012 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

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