A Bronx Tale at National Theatre

For one week only, the hit musical A Bronx Tale will make its debut March 26th to 31st at The National Theatre in Washington DC. Based on the one-man show by Chazz Palminteri and the movie featuring Palminteri and Robert De Niro, A Bronx Tale is described as being Jersey Boys meets West Side Story. From the way actor Antonio Beverly tells it, there couldn’t be a more accurate description of the production. “The story is about love. It follows this Italian American boy fighting with his love for streets, but then he falls in love with this African-American girl, […]

LGBTQ Book Club Debuts at the Towson Library

Haruki Murakami once wrote, “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” If you’ve ever been to a branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), you’ll know they encourage readers to explore different authors and perspectives not always seen on bestseller lists or celebrity book clubs. Their yearly Reading Challenges, events, and programs promote diversity and inclusion, and the Towson Library continues this with their new LGBTQ book club beginning March 26th. “BCPL as a system has a goal to cultivate a connected, inclusive community,” says Rhiannon […]

Woman of a Thousand Voices

“I truly believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so everything I do, is done with love,” says Christina Bianco, the woman of “a thousand voices.” This actress, singer, and impressionist will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) from now until March 3rd to showcase the world’s most famous divas. “My goal is to honor these women, not to lampoon or poke fun at them. I think it’s very clear to an audience when an impressionist is truly a ‘fan’ of their subject.” Bianco gained international attention with her YouTube videos featuring impressions of Celine Dion, Julie Andrews, […]

Music Most Colorful at the BSO

Liszt, Berlioz, Ravel – three exceptional composers in one brilliant concert. On February 16th and 17th, guest conductor Mario Venzago, principal conductor and artistic director of the Bern Symphony Orchestra and artist in association at Finland’s Tapiola Sinfonietta, and pianist Conrad Tao will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for one night only at both the Music Center at Strathmore and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Each composer is different and innovative, but their compositions work well together. “All three composers of our unique program were great inventors. Liszt, as the figurehead of the new German composers’ party, prepared the […]

Broadway Comes to Baltimore with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Spend an enchanted evening listening to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on January 24th – January 27th. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will perform musical classics from The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and more. Broadway stars Ben Crawford, Ted Keegan, and Ashley Brown as well at the Baltimore Choral Arts Society will join the BSO for this captivating performance. “The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein speaks to people of all ages and tastes. Some of the songs that we’ve come to know and love were written over […]

The New Year Brings French Off The Cuff to BSO

2019 has begun, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is keeping January exciting with the premiere of Turangalîla-symphonie, a larger than life symphony by French composer Olivier Messiaen. Under the direction of music director Marin Alsop, the BSO will mesmerize audiences with a full performance of the symphony on January 10th and 13th and dive deeper into the piece during their Off the Cuff performances on January 11th and 12th. “The Turangalîla-symphonie truly stands alone among pieces of 20th-century classical music,” says BSO general manager Tonya McBride Robles. “Its composer, Olivier Messiaen, drew on a wide-ranging number of influences in […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit with the BSO

If you need a little shot of “holiday spirit” to get you through the last-minute shopping and mental preparation for yet another family gathering, then look no further than the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Led by Broadway conductor Andy Einhorn, the BSO will put you in a festive mood with their spectacular Holiday Pops program on Saturday, December 22nd at 3 pm and 8 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. “Holiday concerts are my favorite,” says Einhorn. “There is nothing better than that collective feeling of joy, gratitude, and all good cheer that comes with the gathering of everyone […]

Hallelujah! Handel’s Messiah at the BSO

Legend has it that when Handel’s Messiah debuted in 1742, King George II was so moved by the “Hallejuah” chorus that he stood up, and the audience followed suit. Whether or not this is true, standing during the song became a musical tradition that has lasted the centuries. On December 8th and 9th, attendees of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale (CAB) will be able to partake in the tradition at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Conductor Edward Polochick will lead the BSO and CAB in this annual favorite. “After […]

Your Castle, Your Refuge

For Joanna Gaines, designing a home is less about style rules and more about telling a story. A home can be curated for perfection, but it can also be designed to tell the story of the people who inhabit it – their lives, travels, interests, personality, and more. That narrative is what turns a building into a place that people want to live in and love instead of being a modern version of the “nice room” at grandma’s house that was only for special company. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave is tailored to help […]

Blowing His Own…Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti Nov. 23rd to 25th

“I’ve always loved the challenge of playing the trumpet,” says Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. Over the past three decades, Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist with four number one jazz albums and has performed with musical legends like Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Lady Gaga, and others. On November 23rd to 25th, he will return to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s SuperPops series. Botti’s love for the trumpet is obvious to anyone who has listened to his albums or performances, but he is quick to mention the obstacles […]