Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tetzlaff and Vogt Debut

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We are delighted and excited to be presenting Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt in their Series Debut recital later this weekend. Tetzlaff has long been one of my personal favorites - a living legend - for his technical perfection, interpretive depth, and refined purity of purpose. With him there is never a moment of histrionics - he is the rare musician for whom technique is purely a tool that he dispenses only for the purpose of making music with the composer's intentions at the heart of every interpretation. Lars Vogt is an equally impressive pianist. Their October 30 recital should be one of the rare events that you remember for a long, long time - when two masters come together and deliver exceptional music-making that transcends the ordinary and approaches the sublime. But don't take my word for it! Read a review (here) from the opening concert of their current tour last weekend at Spivey Hall in Atlanta - not to be confused with Shriver Hall! There are still seats left - so be sure to order your tickets today.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Join our mailing list!

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Would you like to receive email special offers and discounts to Shriver Hall Concert Series performances, information regarding our upcoming concerts, and special offers from our peer organizations? Join our free email club by clicking here and you'll be added to our secure email club. We never share your personal information (your privacy is very important to us!), and we rarely send out more than 2 messages a month.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

46th Season Off to a Great Start!

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SHCS 46th season is off to a great start, thanks to a rousing performance by the St. Lawrence String Quartet who brought their energy and commitment to a varied program of new and old works. Read a glowing review of the SLSQ concert by Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith by clicking here!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Welcome to our new WebSite!

Posted by: sjacobsohn

Dear Music Lovers and Dear Friends of Shriver Hall Concert Series,

Welcome to our brand new website! It's our vision and hope that this site will be a resource to you and a place for you to visit and revisit often to learn about upcoming concerts, our artists, programs, music, and the Series in general.

The site is now complete with detailed program information and downloadable program notes, a music glossary, a media center, in-depth information on artists and much, much more! Over the next few weeks we'll also be adding more features including an archive of the Series' history spanning our 46 years from the opening concerts in 1966.

Of course you can still purchase subscriptions, individual-concert tickets, make reservations, and learn about the many ways you can support the music you love and help the Series secure a bright and healthy future.

We'd like to recognize the generous support of the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Baltimore Community Foundation for making this new site possible and our dear friends at B Creative Group (www.bcreativegroup.com) for turning our vision into the site you experience here.

We hope you'll leave lots of comments telling us how performances move you and providing us with constructive feedback to make both this website and the concert experience better for you.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

Stephen Jacobsohn, Executive Director

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Bring a Friend

Posted by: sjacobsohn

As our Season gets started, we’d like to thank those of you who subscribe and purchase individual-concert tickets to the Series. Great artists need great audiences, and we certainly have the best! You are one of the main reasons we are able to attract artists like Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis, Richard Goode, and the Takacs Quartet (to name a few) year after year. Indeed the Shriver audience is well known locally and abroad as one of the most knowledgeable and attentive - always actively contributing to each performance by bringing positive energy and genuine interest in the repertoire and performers.

At the same time these are tough days for music organizations seeking to attract new audiences. Along with the role the current economic turmoil plays, the sheer number of entertainment options makes getting new people in the door a real challenge, and marketing costs are always rising.

Friends - you are our best advocates, and strongest allies. Every time you bring a friend to a concert, recommend the Series to associates, or forward our emails, brochures, facebook page, and website to your constituents, you are helping preserve the Series and the longevity of the music you love. We urge you to help the Series maintain a bright future by doing all of the above. Our staff will work with you to ensure good seating arrangements if you’d like to share the SHCS experience with a friend and discounts may apply. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support!

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