Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Review

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"Baltimore has experienced a bounty of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, among others, in recent days.

My favorite experience came Sunday evening when Shriver Hall Concert Series presented the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, a chamber group comprising (mostly) of members of the famed Berlin Philharmonic. It's always uplifting to be in the presence of musicians who are at the top of their game."

Read Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith's review of Ensemble Scharoun Berlin here.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/artsmash/bal-review-roundup-includes-bso-bco-and-a-group-of-berliners-20140317,0,1867480.story#ixzz36EZzkb84

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Gil Shaham performs sterling recital of unaccompanied Bach at Shriver Hall

Posted by: sjacobsohn

"One of the coolest things about Bach is how all that technical and expressive beauty is as apparent in a work for solo violin as in a large-scale piece for chorus and orchestra. This point was driven home superbly by Gil Shaham during his all-Bach, all-unaccompanied recital for the Shriver Hall Concert Series Sunday evening."

Read the Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith's full review here.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/artsmash/bal-gil-shaham-plays-unaccompanied-bach-at-shriver-hall-20140224,0,1571283.story#ixzz36EZPGpJC

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Finley & Drake Winterreise Review

Posted by: sjacobsohn

"It takes rare vocal skill and interpretive insight to bring out all of this, to make an audience see such powerful imagery, to feel the emotional weight of each step and sigh of "Winterreise." Finley, a singer equally acclaimed in opera houses and recital halls, achieved those results in this concert."
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun


Read the entire review here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/artsmash/bal-gerald-finley-gives-incisive-performance-of-schuberts-winterreise-at-shriver-hall-20140211,0,7309009.story#ixzz2tceyVnl4

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mischa & Lily Maisky at SHCS

Posted by: sjacobsohn

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Two Reveiws of Magdalena Kozena and Yefim Bronfman performance

Posted by: sjacobsohn

The reviews are in from this past Sunday's performance by mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozena and pianist Yefim Bronfman. If you came, we'd love to hear what you thought!

Here are the reviews:

Baltimore Sun - Tim Smith

"Vocal recitals are rare enough in Baltimore that even a program of familiar lieder would qualify as a novelty. A program of way-off-the-beaten-path songs? That's beyond cool." Read More Here

Washington Post - Charles Downey

"The things that make a good song recital happen can be as elusive as alchemy. Part of it is the choice of songs, part is the singer’s ability to narrate in music as if simply reciting poetry, and part is the pianist’s ability to set the scene. All three of these elements came together in the recital by Magdalena Kozena on Sunday at Shriver Hall, the Czech mezzo-soprano’s first in the area since 2009." Read More Here

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