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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 27, 1998
Helen Huang, all of 15, made a dazzling Baltimore debut yesterday on the third concert of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Summer MusicFest. The piece was a standard, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, but the performance was clean, pleasant and, at times, brilliant.Those times were in the cadenzas, which Beethoven wrote as solo displays for his own formidable technique. Huang handled them without fuss or froth. She's on her way to a remarkable career.The all-Beethoven program was, like preceding programs devoted to Mozart and Schubert, capably played; but there seemed to be little to connect the four pieces chosen by artistic director Pinchas Zukerman, save the name of their composer.
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By Jill Stone and Jill Stone,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2005
A pair of Baltimore filmmakers will likely have a guaranteed audience from Westminster when Last Ride of the Raven, their romantic comedy, makes its debut. To add a 1950s flavor to their movie, George R. Rivers III and Gene Vincentt filmed scenes last weekend during the final installment of the summer concert series at Westminster City Park -- with the audience cued to dress in period costume, right down to poodle skirts, saddle shoes and greased hair. Rivers and Vincentt wanted to revisit the days of the old hot rod movies by creating one of their own. The filmmakers chose to shoot parts of their story in Westminster because it's home to the Street Cars of Desire club, with its hot rods and classic cars -- and because Vincentt's band would be playing the final concert in the summer series.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | August 3, 1996
Perhaps because David Zinman conducts it frequently, one could not help but be intrigued by the differences in the performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony that Mario Venzago led the the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in last night in Meyerhoff Hall.The most obvious one was length. Zinman's performances take about 25 minutes; Venzago's "Jupiter," the concluding work on the conductor's fourth and final concert in Summer MusicFest, was 8-10 minutes longer. This was not merely a matter of repeats, which Zinman eschews and which Venzago generously observes.
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November 17, 1994
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's return tomorrow from its triumphal month-long tour of East Asia marks the beginning of a new era. The Asian tour, capped by last week's stunning performances in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the Japanese equivalent of Carnegie Hall, established the BSO as a world-class ensemble in the world's biggest market for classical music."
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 20, 1999
Any concert featuring Beethoven's 3rd "Leonore" Overture, Gustav Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder," Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and the Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius is a special event on its own merits.The Columbia Orchestra's final concert of the season at 8 p.m. Saturday at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre takes on a significance that goes beyond even this celestial repertoire. It will be Catherine L. Ferguson's last as music director.After nine years at the ensemble's helm, she leaves to do further graduate study.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | February 8, 1991
THE ANNAPOLIS Symphony Orchestra this weekend plays under the baton of Gisele Ben-Dor, resident conductor of the Houston Symphony, the third of six candidates trying out for full-time conductor this year before a selection is made in May.Pat Edwards, executive director of the 80-member orchestra, said the new permanent leader will replace Peter Bay, who left last year to become associate conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic and assistant conductor of...
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | July 8, 1991
How much people love the flutist James Galway can be gauged by how willing they are to get wet for him.Last night during the superstar flutist's appearance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Merriweather Post Pavilion in the final concert of the Columbia Festival of the Arts, it rained. It one was the sort of deluge that can sometimes make one think that Maryland is the subtropics. But most of the people sitting on the lawn did not leave, preferring to get drenched in order to hear Galway play Mozart with the BSO and its music director, David Zinman.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 1999
About six weeks after 22 of its members returned from a singing tour of the Czech Republic, Columbia Pro Cantare, Howard County's premier choral organization, has announced details of its 1999-2000 concert season.Under the baton of conductor Frances Motyca Dawson, Pro Cantare will begin its 23rd season Oct. 30 at the Jim Rouse Theatre of the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake in Columbia with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's monumental "Requiem Mass."Dedicated to the memory of Italian novelist and nationalist Alessandro Manzoni, the Verdi requiem is a dramatic musical treatment of the Roman liturgy for the dead.
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December 24, 2009
THE CHRISTMAS STORY: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., might be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but there's still plenty of time to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. "The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts" includes medieval illustrations based on the events of the Christmas story as recounted in the New Testament. This exhibit runs through Feb. 28. Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org. DANIELIA COTTON: This rock-and-roller influenced by the likes of Tina Turner, AC/DC and Joe Cocker comes to Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St. in Annapolis, at 8 p.m. Kat Parsons also performs.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
When Johannes Brahms set about composing a requiem to commemorate his mother, he aimed for something that was more about comforting than crying, more about coming to terms than fretting about whatever judgment might await the dead. The result, "Ein Deutsches Requiem" ("A German Requiem"), is one of the glories of the choral repertoire, one of Brahms' most personal and affecting pieces. Melinda O'Neal, in her final concert as artistic director of the Handel Choir of Baltimore, conducted an impressive performance of the Requiem Sunday afternoon that communicated its bittersweet lyricism and the ingenious cohesion of its architectural shape.
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