Hello all! We are looking forward to our release date and our release party, which will be at Fadensonnen on January 14. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce Go and Listen, a service that will compile all of the events where you can go and find new music happening in the Baltimore metropolitan area (and beyond as we grow!). Feel free to let us know through our contact form if there’s a new music event that we don’t yet have here!
THRIVE NO. 26: DUO CORTONA
This is tonight (January 4), so I hope you’re reading this the day it comes out! The Thrive Music Live series brings you Duo Cortona, the husband and wife duo of violinist Ari Streisfeld and mezzo Rachel Calloway, dedicated to the creation of works for their unique instrumentation. Music on the program by Baltimore’s own Peter Dayton, as well as Robert Morris, John Liberatore, Amadeus Reguçera and Hilda Paredes, and Laura Schwendinger. The show is at Studio 5N on Federal Street (just off Guilford to the east) at 7 PM; suggested donation is $20 ($15 for students), with provided dessert and drink.
SAXOPHONE RECITAL AT EMMANUEL
Saxophonist Kyle Blake Jones presents a colorful evening of music for saxophone and piano with pianist Teodora Adzharova and special guest Tyrone Page Jr. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on the corner of Cathedral and Read in Mt. Vernon. Alongside selections from the standard repertoire for sax and others, there will be a recent work by Marc Mellits and a work from the 1990s by Chris DeBlasio. The concert is on January 10 at 7:30; suggested donation is $10.
WORLD PREMIERES AT NAVY SAX SYMPOSIUM
Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present a recital on January 10 at the U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. There will be two world premieres; Miklós Maros‘s Four Very Short Victorian Poems and Gelsey Bell‘s Aviatrix, as well as Neil Anderson-Himmelspach‘s //:Pop, Chew, Swallow://. The performance will be in the Harris Theatre on the campus of George Mason University at 5 PM.
THE APOLLO ORCHESTRA WITH ROBERTO DÍAZ
Violist Roberto Díaz joins the Apollo Orchestra for a concert featuring, among others, Jennifer Higdon‘s Grammy-winning viola concerto written for and recorded by Díaz. The performance will be on January 12 at 4 PM at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
NEW MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT
Community Concerts at 2nd’s next Chamber Music by Candlelight Concert will open with Kaija Saariaho‘s New Gates, performed by Trio Sirènes; the show will be at Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford on January 12 at 7:30.
JUST A REMINDER…
Our launch party is on January 14, 7 PM at Fadensonnen, and our first episode will be available to stream! Why a Tuesday, you ask? Tuesday used to be the industry-standard release date for new music, distinct from the Friday release date of films which the recording industry now shares. We’ll post about the music we’ll be talking about on the program on each Friday before an episode goes up, so you’ll get to give the pieces a good listen if you choose to listen to our podcast in that manner.
IN SEARCH OF IMAGERY
Symphony Number One presents the latest work by Kirsten Soriano Broberg, “In Search of Imagery,” alongside works by Aaron Copland, George Walker, and Baltimore’s own Douglas Buchanan. They’re celebrating their fifth anniversary this year and returning to their birthplace for this performance, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, for two performances: Friday, January 17 at 8 PM and Sunday, January 19 at 3 PM.
THE TERRAIN SERIES
The Terrain Series, a new series at the Four Hour Day Lutherie, presents their first program on January 24 celebrating the release of a new recording by guitarist Zane Forshee, which will include new arrangements by opening act Duo Sila, as well as a piece by Mark Glentworth. The Four Hour Day Lutherie is on Harford Road past Lake Montebello; doors open at 6:30.
WENDEL PATRICK QUARTET AT CREATIVE ALLIANCE
One of the most influential and omnipresent figures in the local arts scene, Baltimore’s Wendel Patrick leads a quartet in what is sure to be an astounding program at Creative Alliance, on January 24 at 8 PM.
POULENC TRIO PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE
The Poulenc Trio‘s next concert will be part of Candlelight Concert Society‘s season and feature a world premiere by Viet Cuong, joined by clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. They will be at the Peter & Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia on January 25 at 7:30.
DETACH MODE AT MOVEMENT LAB
The next in Pique Collective‘s series of Detach Mode concerts will be at Movement Lab in Remington on January 31 at 8 PM. These concerts are 60-70 minutes of uninterrupted music that is selected to encourage meditation through deep listening. Participants are invited to find a position on the floor or in the room that is comfortable, and eye masks are provided to remove the visual stimulus of a concert. The concert begins with a bell or singing bowl and a short guided meditation; participants can then listen intently, listen casually, or allow themselves to completely fall asleep. The session concludes with the bell and an awakening.
AN INTIMATE EVENING OF CLASSICAL GUITAR
Local, award-winning classical guitarist Andrew Oswinkle will be presenting a dynamic set of classical guitar favorites along with some lesser-known modern gems at the Cabaret at Germano’s Piattini on February 1. Dinner seating starts at 6 and music begins around 7:30.