October 8, 2006
The Baltimore Opera Company's season-opening production of Rossini's rarely staged The Siege of Corinth is about to plunge audiences into anxious issues of love and duty amid a messy war between Greeks and Turks. Pamira, daughter of the besieged Greek governor, will be torn between two ever-so-conflicting matrimonial prospects - a young Greek officer and the leader of the Turkish invaders. The poor dear won't know which way to turn for guidance and inspiration, but the soprano portraying her will.
July 22, 1991
THE ANNAPOLIS Symphony will begin its 31st season Oct. 4 with Gisele Ben-Dor conducting violinist Herbert Greenberg, concert master of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major. The program also includes Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmilla and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 in D Major ("The Reformation").The concert will repeat Oct. 5. All subscription concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., in Annapolis.* Nov. 8 and 9 -- Rossini's Overture to Semiramide; Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major with soloist Washington Barella; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.
January 22, 2003
Taste is conducting its first reader survey to find out what Baltimoreans like to cook and eat. The survey is at www.sunspot.net/tastesurvey (there is no period after the address). The deadline for responding is Feb. 1. We'll print the results in a coming issue of Taste.
October 28, 2001
Is your group or organization conducting a holiday home tour? Or sponsoring a holiday craft and gift show? We're compiling a listing of festivities to be published in late November. Please mail information about your event by Nov. 7 to Lori Sears, Home & Family section, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax 410-783-2519.
August 11, 2007
Tonight, maestro David Zinman will be conducting a performance of Madame Butterfly at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, where he spends his summers teaching and leading musical ensembles. The man who led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is now 71, and he is as busy as ever. His bags are always packed and ready to go. In his 13 years with the BSO, he became known for championing American music, much of it commissioned by the Baltimore ensemble. Though he says he spends 30 to 40 days a year at his home in Cape May, N.J., he also lives four months in Zurich, Switzerland, where he leads the Tonhalle Orchestra and is recording a complete series of the Gustav Mahler symphonies.
October 16, 1990
The death of Leonard Bernstein at 72 deprives the United States of the most illustrious musician in its history, and deprives music of its most illustrious American.Millions of people who love classical music have Bernstein to thank for their introduction to it. And for decades hence, young Americans who find acceptance of their scores in European productions or their conducting on European podiums will have Leonard Bernstein to thank for opening the opportunity.His versatility was at once his blessing and his curse.