Launching on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 pm, WTMD will air weekly performances from the BSO Pulse series, which frequently sold out the 2,400-capacity Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. The performances can be heard on 89.7 FM or streamed live through WTMD's website WTMD.org/radio, the WTMD app and smart speakers.
"We are in an extraordinary time period of planetary history. The current pandemic and the exposure of systemic racism via the innocent killing of an African-American man by police has created some very challenging and adverse conditions world-wide. I am extremely optimistic because for the first time the entire world is rising up to protest systemic racism in all its various forms and manifestations. Music is overwhelmingly vital as a healing force for the universe.
Please Join the Youth Resiliency Institute in partnership with the Cherry Hill Community Coalition as they virtually celebrate the BLACK HISTORY, CULTURE and SELF-DETERMINATION of South Baltimore’s Historic Cherry Hill community through the CHERRY HILL ARTS & MUSIC VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT!
THE AMERICAN MELTING POT
Katherine Needleman, oboe
Lin Ma, clarinet
Sue Heineman, bassoon
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Pastorale, Op. 147 (1935)
Jenni Brandon (b. 1977)
The Sequoia Trio (2008)
I. Sequoiadendron giganteum: The Big Tree
Tree Interlude One
II. “A crowd of hopeful young trees and saplings…”
III. The Three Graces
Tree Interlude Two
IV. The Noble Trees
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Michael Hairston, saxophone
Bob Butta, piano
Herman Burney, bass
Jess Moody, drums
John R. Lamkin, II, Ph.D., served as Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music and Music Education at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was instrumental in attracting several jazz icons to work and perform with his students. His music education degrees are a Bachelor’s from South Carolina State University, a Masters from Morgan University, and a Doctorate from University of Maryland, College Park.
A bi-monthly series to promote and focus on the innovation of
the jazz piano, featuring local and national artists
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Bob Butta long ago established himself as a pianist deserving greater recognition. Now that he's released his first recording of straight-ahead jazz as a leader, he no longer has to rely on word of mouth to promote his talent and interests. The music on "Windows" speaks volumes.