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  • The Music Scene

    The Music Scene
    This year,¬†Baltimore synth heroes Future Islands’ stunning appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” raised their profile and even, for a moment there, had them going viral, thanks to vocalist Sam Herring’s hypnotic dancing. What followed was less of a mainstream-touching moment for the entire city (now six years gone from Rolling Stone declaring Baltimore’s music scene the best in the country) than a verification that Baltimore is still doing things right on its own terms, which is pretty inexplicable, really. This quick guide to the scene is vital if you’re going to make sense of a scene that makes no sense at all.
  • "Shostakovich 5: Notes for Stalin"

    "Shostakovich 5: Notes for Stalin"
    Dmitri Shostakovich's opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” was immensely successful in the U.S.S.R. after it was published in 1934—until Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin saw the performance in January 1936. Two days later, under...

    Music's Other Pop Hits: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Nov. 8

    This coming weekend Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra try to make the case for George Gershwin's place in the classical canon. This past weekend they made the case-without really meaning to-for Wolfgang Mozart's status as a pop artist. It...

    The BSO Brings Together Bloggers and Bluegrass

    Being a music blogger generally means receiving a constant stream of promo e-mails, usually from every indie-rock band and mixtape rapper under the sun. So when you get an e-mail from, say, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, it's a refreshing change of...

    Doctor Atomic: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff, Oct. 2

    As she often does when she's introducing new music to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's audience, Marin Alsop turned around on the podium Saturday night and talked a bit about John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony. In her black-satin suit with the magenta...