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2020-21 Season Announcement

Mar 10, 2020

SHCS’s new season opens with the Baltimore Debuts of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, as part of the ensemble’s first North American tour since 2010. Together they perform works by Anna Clyne, SCO’s Associate Composer, and Classical-era composers Mozart, Haydn, and their lesser-known colleague Pavel Vranický. Hannah Lash’s New Work for the Calidore Quartet, commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA), and The Concertgebouw (Netherlands), receives its East Coast premiere. Celebrated pianist Paul Lewis gives his long-awaited Baltimore Recital Debut in an imaginative recital anchored by works inspired by visual art and art song. Pianist Daniil Trifonov, in a program with fellow 2011 Tchaikovsky Award winner cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, returns for his third Baltimore appearance. He was previously presented by SHCS in 2015 in a chamber music collaboration with Gidon Kremer and in 2017 in a solo recital

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Lawrence Brownlee's Riveting Baltimore Recital Debut with SHCS

Feb 26, 2020

This past Sunday, tenor Lawrence Brownlee gave a riveting Baltimore Recital debut with pianist Myra Huang in Shriver Hall. Brownlee performed a program pairing Schumann's beloved Dichterliebe with Cycles of My Being, a new song cycle made in collaboration with composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes that investigates the experience of living as a black man in today’s America.

Reviewer Tim Smith described the performance as "All powerful, heady stuff — and extra-meaningful in a city coming up on five years since the death of Freddie Gray."

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2019-20 Season Announced!

Apr 19, 2019

Features of the season include multiple Baltimore debuts—such as the Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason,Violist Tabea Zimmermann, Tenor Lawrence Brownlee,Pianists Javier Perianes and Isata Kanneh-Masonand, andDuo Parnas. 2019-20 will include performances of works by living composers including Nina C. Young (World Premiere, SHCS Commission), Tyshawn Sorey (Baltimore Premiere),Thomas Adès, Kyle Puebla Dubin, and Toshio Hosokawa. As always, our 54th season promises stellar performances by extraordinary soloists and ensembles such as Inon Barnatan, Alban Gerhardt, Richard Goode, Midori, Javier Perianes, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Tabea Zimmermann, Jerusalem Quartet, and the American Brass Quintet.

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Baltimore Sun Features SHCS Return to Namesake Hall

Feb 22, 2019

The Baltimore Sun features Shriver Hall Concert Series, discussing the recent renovations, and our return to Shriver Hall on March 3! The $14 million renovation includes more comfortable seats, increased leg room, a state of the art sound system, a rear projection system, new movie screens, a new stage floor, and improved lighting. The inaugural concert back in Shriver Hall will feature the Baltimore recital debut of virtuoso cellist Johannes Moser, and the “feline virtuosity,” of pianist Till Fellner.

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