Pianist Roman Rabinovich Gives Baltimore Premiere of Surfaces this Saturday

Sep 21, 2016

From Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition to Goyescas by Enrique Granados, visual art has long served as an inspiration for musical compositions. This Saturday, pianist and visual artist Roman Rabinovich gives the Baltimore premiere of composer Michael Brown's new work Surfaces, co-commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series. Surfaces is based on a series of paintings by the same name that Rabinovich himself created. Says Brown of his composition: "Two or more voices often play the same material in imitation, resulting in canons that resurface throughout. This idea comes directly from Roman's paintings where I see different yet related brush strokes, layered on top of each other and presented simultaneously." Click the above image to enlarge the paintings and click here to read Brown's complete notes on Surfaces.

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Tim Smith Lauds SHCS Performance Featuring Shaham, Knights, and Leshnoff!

Feb 18, 2016

Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun reviews Sunday night's concert with Gil Shaham & The Knights, featuring the World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: "Shaham played with exquisite tenderness throughout the opening movement and demonstrated equally impressive confidence and control in the finale. The Knights gave him sure, sensitivity backing, conducted by Eric Jacobsen, the ensemble's founding co-artistic director." 

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Jewish Times Features Leshnoff and Shaham Ahead of Shriver Hall Premiere!

Feb 11, 2016

Baltimore Jewish Times has just published a feature previewing composer Jonathan Leshnoff's new Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The new work, commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series as part of its 50th anniversary "Born in Baltimore" project, receives its World Premiere this weekend with internationally-renowned violinist Gil Shaham.

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Tim Smith Praises Europa Galante's "consistent technical polish" during Shriver Hall performance!

Jan 20, 2016

The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith reviews the January 17 concert featuring Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi: "The musicians deftly spotlighted all the distinctive nuances -- from the downright noble depth of the Andante in a D major Concerto by Vivaldi (the crescendo had terrific power) to the wildly dancing finale of a Sinfonia by Giovanni Porta and the surprise turns that cap a Sinfonia by Nicola Porpora."

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Tim Smith and Charles Downey Name SHCS Concerts as Top Picks for 2016

Jan 06, 2016

The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith and Charles Downey of Ionarts announce their top concert choices for Winter/Spring 2016!  Included are Shriver Hall Concert Series performances by Europa Galante, Gil Shaham & The Knights, and Nicole Cabell.  Don't miss these stellar artists as they take the Shriver Hall stage to bring you the very best in classical music in Baltimore!

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SHCS Makes List of Best Classical Music Performed in Baltimore 2015!

Dec 21, 2015

The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith has announced his list of the best classical music performances in Baltimore in 2015. Shriver Hall Concert Series makes the list with the January performance by Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, and Daniil Trifonov! Thanks to these three stellar artists and here's to more outstanding concerts in 2016!

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