Songwriter and guitarist Paul Margolis and accordionist John Shock have been playing music together for almost 30 years. Starting with Shock’s band Two Legs, then The Polkats, and now with The Stone Hill All-Stars, they have been at the helm of some of the best roots-rock bands in Baltimore. Their blend of cajun-flavored polka lies somewhere between Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and The Pogues—plus polka. They swashbuckled through a dozen different kinds of traditional music all while retaining a distinct Baltimore flavor.
Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori teams up with renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a program of his radiant violin sonatas. Experience her “characteristic verve, fire, and tonal gleam” (Chicago Classical Review) and his “great energy, brilliant technique, unassailable artistry” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland) in this highly-anticipated return.
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, “Spring”
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1
With the rare beauty of her tone and and her enchanting presence on stage, Russian guitarist Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something pure and special with their instrument in a seemingly effortless flow. Soundboard Magazine (USA) wrote: “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.”
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Midwinter Baroque Daydream
February 2 at 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, Ellicott City
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Telemann’s Tafelmusik I: Ouverture in E minor
C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A minor
Bach’s Concerto for two harpsichords
Baltimore's award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine’s Day spin like you've never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage — complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props.
Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making at the BMA with Christian Paquette, one of The Peabody Institute’s top talents and winner of the 2019 Yale Gordon Competition. With recent engagements including the Ottawa and National Arts Centre symphonies, he has crafted a program highlighting the parallels between the flute and the human voice.
BACH: Allegro assai from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA (b. 1955): Lied for Flute and Piano
SCHUBERT: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano, D. 802