September 23, 2004
On Sunday, September 19, 2004 MICHAEL L. MARKHAM, 39, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, formerly of Havre de Grace, MD. Devoted husband of Denise Markham (nee Crisp); beloved son of Melvin B. Markham; devoted father of Eric Patterson, Melody Speeks, Samantha Markham and Shiela Markham; beloved brother of Tammy Finke (Mike) and Terri Jaramillo (Jerry) and Chuck Markham (Mary). Devoted son-in-law of Mavis Crisp and the late Donald Crisp. Dear brother-in-law of Lisa Gibson (David), and D.W. Crisp (Samantha)
February 25, 2003
On February 19, 2003, KATHLEEN S. MARKHAM (nee Simpson), beloved wife of the late Talbert H. Markham, devoted mother of Ronald B. Markham; dear sister of Andrew L. Simpson, Isabelle Dickerson, Audrey Kelley, Bruce Simpson and Jewel Narry. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Ave., on Tuesday, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., a Graveside Service and interment will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery at 1 P.M.
March 13, 1995
In the second half of his recital yesterday afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art, pianist Mark Markham equaled a world record. His performance of Liszt's gargantuan, sprawling Sonata in B Minor took less than 26 minutes -- most take about a half-hour -- beat by a nose those of the young Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein and equaled that of the redoubtable Martha Argerich.Markham's performance was not a flashy stunt but a profoundly musical return to the grand manner in which the B Minor Sonata used to be played.
July 18, 2004
On July 17, 2004 TRUDY E.; beloved sister of Christy Markham and James Scalio; dear aunt of Trisha and Matthew Markham and Jamie Scalio; cousin of Norrine and Mike Alt, Mickey, Tim, Paul and Mark Alt, Marianne Gruss, Tricia Ford, Susan Shelly, Regina Mc Clain and Janet Persichitti. Friends may call at the Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. Entombment in Glen Haven Memorial Park.
November 21, 1996
What should be two fine (and free) piano recitals take place in houses of worship Sunday afternoon. The first features Mark Markham in a dazzling program in Dalsheimer Auditorium at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Markham is a virtuoso who is also a redoubtable vocal coach. Little wonder, then, that he will play music that demands a singing touch -- the 24 Preludes of Chopin, the "Harmonies du Soir" and the Fantasy on themes from Gounod's "Faust" by Liszt, Leonard Bernsten's "Touches" and Mozart's Fantasy in D minor.
September 18, 1992
No one can accuse Mark Markham of hiding his talents under a bushel.The young pianist is a gifted vocal accompanist (almost every singer in town, from the Peabody Conservatory's internationally renowned soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson on down loves to work with him); he's much in demand as a chamber-music pianist; he's a persuasive exponent of new music (he and Bryn-Julson will give the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen's "A Winter's Tale" in November); he's a popular vocal coach (he teaches 30 hours a week at Peabody)