December 9, 2010
Brian Ganz is preparing to climb a musical Mt. Everest. He wants to perform all 250 keyboard-based works of Frederic Chopin. He's in no hurry, though. "This will probably take the better part of a decade," he said. Ganz will give a preview of the venture Saturday in Annapolis. The Chopin project will then be launched with a recital next month at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, where Ganz will eventually perform Chopin's piano/orchestra works with the National Philharmonic.
January 2, 2009
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz was sprawled out on the ground, trainers huddled around him, teammates, coaches and fans wondering whether he would be able to continue playing yesterday. Ganz eventually made his way to the sideline, cleared his head, got back in the game and ended up hoisting the Gator Bowl's Most Valuable Player trophy. His comeback provided an appropriate ending for Nebraska's season. After all, the Cornhuskers enjoyed one of college football's best turnarounds. Ganz shook off a horrible first half and a slight concussion, threw for two touchdowns and led Nebraska to a 26-21 win over Clemson in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., giving the storied program plenty of optimism after coach Bo Pelini's first season.
September 21, 2007
Fall may mean back to school and football games for county residents, but it also heralds kickoff time for the many groups that constitute Columbia's vibrant cultural life. One of the finest of these organizations, Sundays at Three, celebrates the opening of its 2007- 2008 performance season with a 3 p.m. recital Sunday by acclaimed pianist Brian Ganz. Since 1996, Sundays at Three has offered some of the area's best chamber music in Christ Episcopal Church's superb acoustics. High-caliber performances of both familiar masterpieces as well as new works are always followed by the opportunity to meet the artists.
July 26, 2006
On July 23, 2006, MARY K. WATKINS (nee Kauffman); beloved wife of the late Howard E. Watkins; devoted mother Louise E. Roberts and her husband Donald R. Roberts, Sr.; devoted grandmother of Donald R. Roberts II and his wife Denise Roberts, Sharon Lackey and the late Angela Ganz and her surviving husband Bill Ganz. She is also survived by a great-grandson Ryan Lackey and his father Sherrill Lackey. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26a)
April 2, 2006
The entrance to the budding development where Bill Ganz bought his new home is directly off Key Highway on Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Driving along a makeshift dirt road, on what seems like a typical construction site, a startling discovery awaits. The five-story brick townhouses here do not sit on terra firma. Two long rows of houses face each other, ending at a horizon line. They, and the narrow road between them, have been built on a pier, the water below making audible lapping sounds.
October 16, 2005
On October 14, 2005, ROBERT W. GANZ, SR., of Stevensville, MD; beloved husband of the late Ida Lucille Ganz; loving father of Diana Ziegler, Roberta Staley and Robert W. Ganz, Jr.; beloved grandfather of eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to BARRANCO & SONS, P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, Ritchie Highway, at Robinson Road, on Monday, 6 to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, 10 to 11 A.M. with a service at 11 A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Conservation of Maryland, Kent Narrows Chapter, C/O CCA of Maryland, 101 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 12A, Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the Kent Island Fire Department, P/O Box 27, Stevensville, MD 21666.