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.
"New Orleans barrelhouse piano, the Impressionism of Ravel and Duke Ellington’s jaggy solo-piano sound form the bedrock of Lafayette Gilchrist’s style at the keyboard. But if there’s one big influence on the way he thinks about rhythm, it’s the deeply swinging ‘pocket' of a classic go-go beat... On 'Dark Matter’…the hypnosis of the pocket comes through.” – Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
The Global Theatre Project invites you to a live-stream event celebrating Juneteenth starting at 3:00 and likely going until 6:30
Music, poetry, discussion, performance along with any input you may like to add in the comment boxes will be folded into what we hope will be a relaxed but dynamic experience for everyone.
Artists, educators and workers in the community renewal sector from Baltimore, New York, Los Angles and England share their insightful and generous experience and talent.
Our Favorite Things: Songs & Arias with Katie & Valerie
The program wILL be songs about Celia by Purcell, Norina's aria from Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Widmung by Schumann (classic), Hexenlied by Mendelssohn, An die Nacht by Strauss, selections by Amy Beach, a selection from Songs of Travel by Vaughn Williams, If They Delight by our good friend Peter Dayton, some Gilbert & Sullivan arias, and Glitter and be Gay from Candide by Bernstein.
*You must purchase access by 2 pm*
Brandon Lane, electric bass
Corey Fonville, drums.
Warren Wolf, vibes and piano
Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. From the young age of three, Warren has been trained on the vibraphone/marimba, drums, and piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren developed a deep background in all genres of music.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents our virtual community singing series titled Masterworks Moments. This series is curated to stay connected and musically engaged with the community, using the joy of choral music to unify and inspire. This is a free and open community series inviting both singers and spectators.
Social distancing be darned: THE SHOW MUST GO ON... AT HOME! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will stream Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera (at HOME) on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm on our YouTube channel, FREE and open to all! When we realized that returning to live performances would be delayed longer than we had thought, we asked our artists who had been hired for our regular Thirsty Thursday concert in May to go digital with us, and they all graciously agreed. We have honored our original contracts and have paid them IN FULL for their work.
*You must purchase access by 6 pm*
Composer, pianist and educator Cyrus Chestnut is a musical force that utilizes his classical, Gospel and jazz influences to entertain and capture his audiences. As a bandleader, Cyrus Chestnut’s repertoire is vast and his work has been featured in films such as Robert Altman’s Kansas City and Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration.
A new series called A Percussion Discussion by Lafayette Gilchrist and Kevin Pinder
Kevin Pinder has played drums and percussion professionally for over 20 years. He has been collaborating with Lafayette Gilchrist since 2008 as a member of his band. He has also played with other bands and freelance with music producers and many jazz artists. His style encompasses jazz, Latin, world, and funk, as well as dance music. He is a composer, writer, and producer.
"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.