Thursday, March 12, 2020

Update: COVID-19 and March 15 Concert

Posted by: Catherine Cochran

Dear Friends,

As you may have already learned, The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has announced a series of precautionary measures effective March 11 through April 12, 2020 in response to the spread of COVID-19 and expert public health guidance. Shriver Hall sits on JHU’s Homewood Campus.

The health and safety of our community is our priority, and, to that end, Shriver Hall Concert Series is canceling Sunday’s concert with violist Tabea Zimmermann and pianist Javier Perianes. As JHU reevaluates its guidelines in the coming weeks, we will share further information about the remainder of our season. We share your disappointment, and thank you for your understanding as we all do our part in protecting one another.

In the meanwhile, we will be in touch with current ticketholders later today regarding ticket options. We hope that you might support our mission during this challenging time, and please consider donating your ticket(s) as a tax-deductible gift. We are committed to ensuring that Shriver Hall Concert Series can continue to contribute to the vitality of Baltimore through world-class chamber music and recitals, and we are grateful for your support in fulfilling our mission.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions by replying to this email or by calling us at (410) 516-7164. We wish you good health and peace of mind. 

With warm wishes,

Catherine Cochran

Executive Director


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2020-21 Season Announcement

Posted by: Zoe Fried

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

You can read the Baltimore Sun feature of our 2020-21 season here. 

You can find the full announcement here.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lawrence Brownlee's Riveting Baltimore Recital Debut with SHCS

Posted by: Zoe Fried

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."

Click HERE to read the full review by Tim Smith. 

Click HERE to see the concert's profile in The Baltimore Sun’s Sunday Arts

Click HERE to see Brownlee's interview on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall


Thursday, January 16, 2020

SHCS Receives Generous Surprise Funds from The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund

Posted by: Zoe Fried

Earlier this month SHCS recieved a generous surprise Annual Fund grant from the The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund following the completion of the 18-month rennovation of Shriver Hall. 

Philanthropic support is vital to non-profit arts organizations, and we are truly grateful for The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund’s funding for SHCS this season. The Foundation’s support enables us to continue our dual mission of presenting world-class artists at affordable ticket prices on our Subscription Series and up-and-coming musicians on our free Discovery Series, sharing exceptional concerts with Baltimore audiences who might not have other opportunities to experience them.

The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund commits its resources to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by making investments in arts and culture. Its grants support artistic and cultural organizations and their partners through initiatives that enhance an individual’s sense of self and pleasure and make Baltimore a more attractive place to live and work.

To learn more about The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund visit:


Friday, December 13, 2019

Patron Information for Attending 12/14 Sheku Kanneh-Mason Recital (SOLD OUT)

Posted by: Zoe Fried

Important information regarding Sheku Kanneh-Mason's Dec 14 SOLD OUT recitals at the BMA.


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