Story | Dec 11, 2014 | 1:11 PM
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Story | Dec 15, 2014 | 11:08 PMCreating a top 10 albums list for classical music is a rather odd task. Reviewing a year’s releases isn’t an accurate way of reviewing the best things that have happened in classical music that year. One of the best things I heard this year was the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s world premiere of Nicolas Campogrande’s “Urban Gardens for Piano and Orchestra” in September, but no matter how much I long to listen to the jazz-inspired concerto again, there is no recording of it. Another one of my favorite performances was the Baltimore Symphony’s incredible “Bernstein & Beethoven” concert last month—although luckily for those who missed it, the BSO recorded the concert for an upcoming CD, and I’m certain that will be a top contender on a future top 10 list. Until then, here’s a list of the recordings that I found particularly gorgeous or memorable or intellectually interesting as I began my foray into classical-music criticism this year.
Story | Dec 9, 2014 | 3:21 PM
CLUBS/CONCERTS Wednesday 10 Bertha’s. Whale Show. The Birchmere. Aaron Neville Quintet. Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band. Creme Restaurant and Lounge. Live jazz. The 8x10. Alan Evan’s Playonbrother, Elephant Wrecking Ball. The...
Story | Dec 2, 2014 | 12:24 PM
I’ve lived within spitting distance of the Baltimore Museum of Art since moving to the city, but somehow, in spite of the part where it’s free, has bathrooms, and is a very short bike ride away, I’ve never spent much time there. I don&...
Story | Dec 2, 2014 | 2:38 PM