Start with two compelling voices, an uncanny sense of harmony and a deep grounding in traditional American music. Add in stunning guitar work and a warm, intimate performance style, and what do you get? Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz. Martin is internationally known as an interpreter of prewar blues and other roots music. Susanne slips into any genre and makes it her own; soulful blues singer one minute, sassy honky-tonk gal the next.
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Günther Herbig, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
Mendelssohn // Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Bruckner // Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Fall into the Romantic era with this pair of expressive, energetic pieces. Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto is sublimely performed by Stephen Hough, “A virtuoso who begins where others leave off” (Washington Post). A true visionary, Bruckner transcends audiences with the Ninth, his final Symphony.
A history-making production of Othello in 1833 will shock London audiences and reverberate through history to influence theatre today. Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti, takes audiences backstage to witness the London debut of the trailblazing African-American actor Ira Aldridge as Shakespeare’s tragic Venetian general. He was the first man of color to play the role at an influential European theatre. Based on a true story, the play captures the emotion of the times and the drama both on stage and off surrounding this revolution in the theatre.
Walk, skip, run or slide to Healthy First Saturday and find ways to get active as a family! Take part in enjoy programs that encourage children to get active, make healthy choices, and understand how our bodies work! Get Kinderfit! with the Kindersinger, stretch and learn new poses as a family during Life on Yoga Mountain and watch your little ones express themselves during our interactive theater workshop, Play Within a Play!
Katie Brill, host
John Locke, percussion
Brian Prechtl, percussion
Chris Williams, percussion
Timothy Dilenschneider, bass
For children ages 6 months-3 years
Adventure awaits! Enjoy a musical safari full of elephants, giraffes, lions and zebras as BSO musicians play percussion and strings.
The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, gourd banjo, hammered mbira, fiddles and vocals pushing the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. The repertoire is largely drawn from what is known today by practitioners of “old-time” which is a style of North American music that preceded Bluegrass, dating back several centuries with strong African and Celtic roots. In addition to originals written in the style, expect some surprises!
French guitarist Judicael Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist who has several prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In 1997, he won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts.
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.
Make it a true Sunday FUN-day when you spend the whole day learning through play! Explore movement and music together as you bop along to our lively Jingle Jangle Music Time. Join in interactive story times, and work together to create art or science projects that you can take home.
Who can resist a celebration of love?
Join us for a marvelous brunch and musical festivity.
We’ll be playing and singing some of your favorite love songs, as well as improvisations on our theme.
The Robert Hitz Studio is a multigenerational collective of musicians, singers, writers and performers. Studio members range from professionals to aspiring artists and young performers collaborating in shows, workshops, and events focused on community engagement, social transformation, and philanthropy.
The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's. The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Ed Hrybyk on bass and Matt Andrews on violin. They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald.
Whether you are an elder online, a son, daughter or caregiver, we encourage you to mark your calendar for the first Sun of each month. Dance & Bmore will be bringing you live music, dancing, 'memory based movement' and games to connect your body brain and loved ones near and far.
Each jam will feature elders from our Forever Fit & Fun Clubs throughout Baltimore. We can't wait for you to get to know them and enjoy their wonderfully creative spirits.
FYI, we modify our movement for those 65yrs plus so every part can be done seated or standing.
MICA presents a lecture by scholar and artist Andrea Polli, whose work examines the intersection of art, science and technology. Polli’s practice includes media performance and installation, public interventions, curating and editorial, directing and writing. Presented as part of MICA’s Mixed Media Series and by the Rinehart School of Sculpture.
Writers LIVE: Mark Whitaker talks about his book Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance. Central Library, African American Department, 400 Cathedral Street, Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.
Creative Alliance presents a series of free public performances, The Songster Series, designed to reveal the hidden influences that have impacted celebrated regional musicians. This series gets to the heart of who these musicians are, their musical influences, and how their sound evolved. These intimate, salon style performances take place in the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Lounge.
"Open the gate. Open it wide. A golden chain will pass through." – from the Kadya Molodowsky poem Efnt dem toyer
Meet and talk with author Glenda Armand and illustrator Floyd Cooper at this special event. Opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and Floyd Cooper will talk about his illustrations for Ira's Shakespeare Dream in the African American Department beginning at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, Central Library, Carla D. Hayden Wing, 400 Cathedral Street.
Peabody Wind Ensemble
Harlan D. Parker, conductor
Tyrone Page, assistant conductor
Samuel Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
Charles Ives: Variations on "America"
Alfred Reed: El Camino Real
Joachim Rodrigo: Adagio for Wind Orchestra
Vittorio Giannini: Symphony No. 3
Tickets Available: January 2
Baltimore magazine’s February feature, “30 Baltimore Visionaries,” supports and spotlights the movers and shakers that make our city extraordinary. Join us on February 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the newly redeveloped landmark Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre in Station North.