| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83.
The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Now you see him, now you don't.
At the start of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's season, its former assistant concertmaster, Igor Yuzefovich, one of the ensemble's most dynamic players, was back onstage after a stint as concertmaster of the Hong...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Alex Ross has posted a column that addresses, among other things, persistent and stupid attitudes about women on the podium. Very dispiriting.
What really shook me up was what Alex found in a year-old interview given by Yuri Temirkanov to a Russian...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Officially, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season opened last week. Musically, I'd say it really got going last night, when the ensemble kicked into high gear to deliver sterling performances of works by Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Ravel....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:43 AM
The Sundays at Three chamber music series is just a short drive away for Howard County residents, because its concerts are performed at Christ Episcopal Church, in Columbia. This can be as much of an advantage for the performers as for the audience....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Marin Alsop's tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been notable for several things, prominent among them the programming of compositions by Leonard Bernstein, her childhood idol and mentor when she was starting her conducting...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Conductor Vasily Petrenko has caused a stir in the classical music world, telling a Norwegian newspaper that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and a woman wielding the baton could make for a sexual distraction.
"A cute girl...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Petro Kosmides, a retired quality-control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83.
Born in Baltimore, he was known...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:02 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opened its 2013-2014 season Friday night with a burst of sax and violence.
Of particular note was the U.S. premiere of the Saxophone Concerto by eminent American composer John Adams, who has given the small repertoire of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:41 AM
After a brief hiatus that had people feeling downcast all over the globe, Midweek Madness returns with a nod to the opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 subscription series.
The big news of the concert is the US premiere of John Adams'...