The mission of Shriver Hall Concert Series (SHCS) is to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of musical art, creating performances, and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence.


Board Chair & Executive Director Welcome 

Welcome to the 2018-19 season! In our 53rd year, we are thrilled to present some of the world’s most revered and groundbreaking artists. You will experience the long-awaited returns of Pinchas Zukerman, the Hagen Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin, and Piotr Anderszewski. There will be important Baltimore debuts by Imogen Cooper, Jörg Widmann, and Arcangelo, and the freshness of the Pacifica Quartet, Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner, and Johannes Moser & Till Fellner. Plus, the music itself—works by six living composers, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and so much more!

You won’t want to miss a single moment of this stunning season, so subscribe today while it’s on your mind. By subscribing now, you’ll get the best seats as well as a host of other great benefits.

We also wanted to share that The Johns Hopkins University’s ongoing renovations of Shriver Hall will create an even better experience for you than originally planned. When we return (expected early 2019), some of the upgrades you can expect are:

  • New, more comfortable seating
  • New lighting and sound systems in the auditorium
  • Re-finished public spaces
  • And many  more upgrades and cosmetic enhancements

While these improvements are being completed, we return to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium for the first four concerts of the season. Please know that your comfort and ease are important to us. We will continue to take great care to provide all the information you need about these venues to ensure that you have an outstanding experience.

2018-19 promises to dazzle—we look forward to seeing you!

With sincere thanks for your ongoing support,


Edward F. McCarthy                                                                        Catherine Cochran
Chair                                                                                                 Executive Director

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Shriver Hall
Edward F. McCarthy
Vice Chair
Julie A. Schwait
Ian Heavers
Ellen Blaustein

Regina Anderson
Kathryn F. Arnold
Christopher Falzone
Doug Fambrough
Jean Farnsworth
Elaine Freeman
Geoffrey L. Greif
Margot Heller
Li-Wen Kang
Barbara Kornblatt
Irene Kuo
James Lowe
Sayra W. Meyerhoff
Mellasenah Y. Morris
Marguerite Mugge
Joan Royals
Asher Rubin
Solomon Snyder
Winston Tabb
Nanny Warren
James Weiss

Directors Emeriti
Helmut Jenkner
Sander Wise

Junior Board
Mofan Lai
Shon Stelman
Ambrose Tang