Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jonathan Biss talks Beethoven Piano Sonatas with NPR

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In 2012, Jonathan Biss sat down with NPR to discuss recording the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. "There's no doubt in my mind that it exists to communicate feeling. That's what it's about," said Biss on the emotional power of the music. Check out this interview and be sure to catch his performance of Beethoven's masterful final Piano Sonata in a concert with the Brentano String Quartet on Feb 26!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Post-Concert with Nicola Benedetti

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After last night's breathtaking performance with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nicola Benedetti took a moment to sign CDs and meet with fans. Thank you for a spectacular evening of music-making!

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Nicola Benedetti on the Cover of Strings Magazine

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti appears on the cover of the March issue of Strings Magazine! In a feature article, Benedetti discusses music education, her tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the music of Antonio Vivaldi. She says Vivaldi's music possesses an “emotional richness that is so often missed: how tender he could be, how intimate, how subtle, how moving…I think that’s something that’s overshadowed by this fiery, virtuosic personality.”

CLICK HERE to read the full article

And don't miss Benedetti and the Venice Baroque Orchestra perform Vivaldi's masterpiece,The Four Seasons, this Sunday at Shriver Hall!

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith Names SHCS Performances Among 2016 Highlights

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Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun published his 2016 highlights of classical music performance in Baltimore and selected three Shriver Hall Concert Series performances. Smith praised our February concert with Gil Shaham & The Knights that featured the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra as well as the March recital with soprano Nicole Cabell. Smith also noted last month's performance with pianist Helene Grimaud, saying, "Grimaud…offered remarkably refined technique and insightful phrasing." 

Check out the full article HERE

Here's to another great year of music in 2017!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Washington Classical Review on Hélène Grimaud's "Water" Recital at Shriver Hall

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Charles Downey of The Washington Classical Review shares his thoughts on pianist Hélène Grimaud's December 4 recital at Shriver Hall. In this haunting program, Grimaud explored works inspired by the sound and movement of water, followed by Brahms' Second Sonata. Downey writes, "Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau and its model, 'Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este' from the third year of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage, purled off Grimaud’s fingers with delicacy."

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