SHCS Blog

Reflections on our 2020-21 Season

Jul 15, 2021

Looking back at this last year, it would be easy only to see the great challenges and losses that we have all faced.  For Shriver Hall Concert Series, the absence of in-person concerts created a profound void. Though we missed the unique joy of experiencing live performance and seeing our patrons, we are intensely grateful for what our 2020-21 season became and for you, the amazing community supporting us.

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The Strad Reviews Xavier Foley and Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin's Discovery Series Concert with SHCS!

Jun 23, 2021

Double bassist Xavier Foley and pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin made their Baltimore debut in the opening recital of Shriver Hall Concert Series' 2020-21 Discovery Series on March 6, 2021.  Foley, a concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony, winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Prize, and one of New York WQXR's "19 for 19 Artists to Watch," and Lin, an active and highly sought-after collaborative pianist, presented a lively and engaging program including works spanning four centuries by Vivaldi, Khalegihi, Bach, Bottesini, Saint-Saëns, and Foley himself.  The recital was presented digitally and was pre-recorded at Skillman Music Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

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From Concert Hall to Testing Site: Shriver Hall & Covid-19

Mar 30, 2021


Since our last concert in Shriver Hall in February 2020, some of you may have been wondering what’s happening in Shriver Hall.  Over the past year, Shriver Hall has been transformed into an asymptomatic testing site for Covid-19 for Johns Hopkins University on-campus faculty, students, and staff.  Though it looks different than we are used to, Shriver Hall is playing an important role, along with other testing hubs, to keep Baltimoreans safe and healthy. Shriver Hall is one of many testing sites on the Johns Hopkins University Campuses and the Greater Baltimore Area.  

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The Piatigorsky Memorial Concert and the legacy of Gregor Piatigorsky

Mar 19, 2021

The musical life and legacy of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky have hugely influenced the world of classical music and the cello. His legacy is evident throughout the landscape of classical music through various memorial concerts and prizes including the Shriver Hall Concert Series’ Piatigorsky Memorial Concert. Established in 1978 by Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Drachman and Dr. and Mrs. Joram Piatigorsky, this concert has brought many amazing cellists to the SHCS stage and Baltimore audiences throughout the years. 

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