| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:51 AM
For many years, critics didn't take French composer Francis Poulenc or his music very seriously, even after his first opera was premiered in 1947.
Then again, that entry into the operatic realm wasn't likely to win over skeptics. The title is "The...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Delphine S. Kelly, a music teacher and former Eastern Shore social worker, died Oct. 27 of a stroke at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 90.
The former Delphine Stewart was born and raised in Toronto. She was the daughter of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Leith Symington Griswold, matriarch of the Symington and Griswold families, who was an accomplished equestrienne, died of heart failure Tuesday at her Monkton home. She was 97.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Fife "Jack" Symington, an...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Last weekend saw two more entries in Baltimore's 2013-14 music season, each yielding rewards.
Saturday night at the Gordon Center, Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an unusual pairing -- Schubert on the first half, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev on the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Rev. Arthur Eugene Jones, a former pastor of the Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church who also ran the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, died of pneumonia Oct. 21 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Owings Mills resident was 88.
Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:47 PM
When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began staging operas, it had a very simple concept: Focus on the music.
That was in 2009, when the Phil presented a concert staging of "Carmen," in partnership with Mad Cow Theatre, after Orlando Opera closed...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Among the starriest hires Peabody Conservatory made in the past decade or so was that of mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves.
With a long list of credits that seems to include every major opera house in the world, the D.C.-born singer brought quite a valuable...
| Oct 13, 2013
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, a newly formed orchestra, will present its inaugural concert on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Christopher Newport University.
Organized in July, the group is currently the orchestra-in-residence at Fort Monroe, where it rehearses...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:36 AM
A lot has happened, operatically, in Baltimore during the past few years.
The city lost its proud Baltimore Opera Company after more than five decades, then gained a sort of second cousin in the form of Lyric Opera Baltimore. Opera Vivente folded its...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
For jazz aficionados, news that the Baltimore Jazz Alliance is reviving the Sunday evening cabaret concerts, which for years were sponsored by the nonprofit Left Bank Jazz Society at the old Famous Ballroom on North Charles Street, will indeed be most...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80.
"Maria was so...