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Physician-Musician to Head Shriver Hall Concert Series’ Board of Directors

Aug 16, 2017

Edward F. McCarthy, M.D., will become the fifth Chair of the Shriver Hall Concert Series (SHCS) Board of Directors on September 1, 2017, succeeding  Geoffrey L. Greif, Ph.D.  A passionate advocate for classical music in Baltimore, Dr. McCarthy served on the Board of Directors for six years, the last four as Vice Chair. “Shriver Hall Concert Series offers musical performances of outstanding artistry,” he says.  “I’m committed to continuing this high quality.”

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Support Great Music in Baltimore!

Jun 29, 2017

Dear Friend,

Shriver Hall Concert Series' 2016-17 season was a marvelous success, concluding earlier this month with a dazzling recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov. With stellar performances by leading musicians, SHCS stayed true to its cherished mission of bringing outstanding solo and chamber music to Baltimore, serving over 10,000 people, providing over $30,000 in ticket subsidies to students and school groups, and serving audiences throughout the region with our free Discovery Series. Thank you for making such an exceptional season possible.

With our fiscal year ending June 30, we ask for your support in making these concert experiences possible for the Baltimore community. As a nonprofit organization, ticket prices account for only 1/3 of SHCS' operating costs. To offset rising expenses while maintaining our commitment to high-level artistry and low ticket prices, we count on your generosity.

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the month to ensure the future success of our beloved series.

We thank you for your support of SHCS and wish you a wonderful summer. We hope to see you and share more incredible music with you in the fall!

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Important News About 2017-18 Season!

Jun 06, 2017

As a member of the Shriver Hall Concert Series community, we want you to be among the first to know some exciting news.  Shriver Hall Auditorium is getting all-new seats and an upgraded lighting system!

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Jonathan Biss "Late Style" Project

Feb 21, 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss has been busy touring his "Late Style" project that focuses on pieces written by composers near the end of their lives, an exploration that has generated a lot of interest and excitement.

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Jonathan Biss talks Beethoven Piano Sonatas with NPR

Feb 15, 2017

In 2012, Jonathan Biss sat down with NPR to discuss recording the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. "There's no doubt in my mind that it exists to communicate feeling. That's what it's about," said Biss on the emotional power of the music. Check out this interview and be sure to catch his performance of Beethoven's masterful final Piano Sonata in a concert with the Brentano String Quartet on Feb 26!

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Post-Concert with Nicola Benedetti

Feb 13, 2017


After last night's breathtaking performance with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nicola Benedetti took a moment to sign CDs and meet with fans. Thank you for a spectacular evening of music-making!

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Nicola Benedetti on the Cover of Strings Magazine

Feb 07, 2017

Violinist Nicola Benedetti appears on the cover of the March issue of Strings Magazine! In a feature article, Benedetti discusses music education, her tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the music of Antonio Vivaldi. She says Vivaldi's music possesses an "emotional richness that is so often missed: how tender he could be, how intimate, how subtle, how moving…I think that's something that's overshadowed by this fiery, virtuosic personality."

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The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith Names SHCS Performances Among 2016 Highlights

Jan 03, 2017

Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun published his 2016 highlights of classical music performance in Baltimore and selected three Shriver Hall Concert Series performances. Smith praised our February concert with Gil Shaham & The Knights that featured the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra as well as the March recital with soprano Nicole Cabell. Smith also noted last month's performance with pianist Helene Grimaud, saying, "Grimaud…offered remarkably refined technique and insightful phrasing." 

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