May 24, 2010
Joseph C. Rinaldi, a professional jazz clarinetist and teacher who began his career playing for the swing bands of the 1940s and later became a mainstay of the Peabody Jazz Ensemble, died Tuesday of heart failure at Huggins Hospital in Wolfboro, N.H. He was 85. Joseph Carmen Rinaldi, the son of a barber and a homemaker, was born and raised in Washington, where he graduated from St. John's College High School. Something of a musical prodigy, Mr. Rinaldi was a mere kid when his father gave him a Bb Soprano Curved Saxophone, a rather unusual-looking instrument that he kept and played for the rest of his life.
December 13, 2009
Today "Read Between the Wines" The event, sponsored by Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Loews Hotel, 126 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets $30. Free parking. Call 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org. "Twelfth Night" St. John's College theater troupe, the King William Players, presents its production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, and 6 p.m. Monday in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis.
November 30, 2008
Orchestra to host Read Between the Wines The Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will hold its second annual Read Between the Wines from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis. The book and wine event, honoring local and regional best-selling and award-winning authors, raises funds for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. This year's authors include three mystery, two thriller, two young adult/teen, two children's and three nonfiction writers and two illustrator/photographers.
November 13, 2008
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra saluted the 300th anniversary of its hometown last weekend with a musical history tour that covered the past three centuries and also took a brief look at the present. It seemed doubly appropriate for such activity to take place "during a week when we have been surrounded by historic events," as conductor Jose-Luis Novo noted in remarks to Friday night's audience at Maryland Hall. Novo did not try to fashion a thoroughly cohesive assortment of repertoire but simply offered pieces that helped to illustrate the evolution of styles and orchestra sizes since 1708, when Annapolis was chartered.
November 29, 2007
Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith stops by the 1st Mariner Arena tomorrow to perform a holiday show, "It's a Wonderful Christmas With Michael W. Smith and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra." Showtime is 8 p.m. at the arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $36.50-$57.50. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
September 28, 2007
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra opens its 47th season tonight and tomorrow with a program brought to you by the letter B. Maestro Jose-Luis Novo will begin his third year on the Maryland Hall podium by giving one of the most electrifying downbeats of the symphonic repertoire as his orchestra performs Beethoven's blisteringly intense Coriolan Overture. The music of Brahms is next, with the conductor and guest soloist Soovin Kim joining forces for the great German master's Violin Concerto in D Major.