SHCS Blog

Montrose Trio Praises James Lee III

Oct 21, 2015

Temple Visions’ is an exciting work for many reasons – firstly as it is the first commissioned work to be performed by The Montrose Trio. It’s thrilling for us to add innovative new works alongside the more traditional repertoire of masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms. TempleVisions challenges each of us on a high technical level. Each movement has a distinctive character…"

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In His Own Words: James Lee III on Piano Trio No. 2, "Temple Visions"

Oct 13, 2015

The Montrose Trio's program on Sunday, October 25 brings the first of three works newly co-commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series: the Piano Trio No. 2, "Temple Visions," by James Lee III, a highly regarded young composer who is also Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Morgan State University. Previously commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony - his Chupshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan was heard there in 2011 and his Thurgood's Rhapsody is scheduled for this season - Lee has also written works for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (Alas! Babylon's Final Sunset premiered in March 2014). However, Lee's music has also been performed by chamber and symphonic ensembles throughout America, including the Detroit, National, and Cincinnati symphonies and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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SHCS Names New Director

Jul 07, 2015

SHCS is excited to announce the appointment of Catherine Cochran as our new Executive Director! Catherine worked previously at New York City's 92nd Street Y and brings her experience, enthusiasm, and innovation as she begins her leadership of the Series. We're thrilled to welcome her to Baltimore ahead of our 50th Anniversary Season. For more information about Catherine's appointment, read our Press Release below:

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Richard Goode Review

Apr 26, 2015

"Goode delved into the eight pieces of Brahms' Op. 76 and extracted their poetry and drama to vivid effect, and did the same in Schumann's bipolar "Humoreske." The latter inspired some of the most gripping pianism of the evening, filled with wonderful nuances of dynamics and compelling turns of phrase."

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