A Letter from Lura Johnson, Artistic Director
The 2014-15 Season: The Strength of the Human Spirit
Two Virtuosos: Marina Piccinini & Michael Sheppard: April 27, 2014
MIGH makes the cut!  Baltimore Sun lists its "Best of 2013"
Announcing our 2013-14 40th Anniversary Season! "Amoroso: Musical Expressions of Love"
A Letter from Lura Johnson, Artistic Director
A Letter from Lura Johnson, Artistic Director

Dear members of the Music in the Great Hall Family, After five years as the Artistic Director of Music in the Great Hall, I announce today that I am stepping down from my position. The directorship has been a challenge I have relished and by which I feel immensely rewarded.  To say that I have [...]

The 2014-15 Season: The Strength of the Human Spirit
The 2014-15 Season: The Strength of the Human Spirit

“When words leave off, music begins.”   -Heinrich Heine This season we explore music’s power to strengthen us in the face of tragedies, helping us to find our higher selves. * Sunday, September 7, 2014 SPECIAL TIME!  7:00 pm Anthony McGill, clarinet Jonathan Carney, violin Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello Lura Johnson, piano This powerhouse quartet comes together [...]

Two Virtuosos: Marina Piccinini & Michael Sheppard: April 27, 2014
Two Virtuosos: Marina Piccinini & Michael Sheppard: April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 pm Marina Piccinini, flute & Michael Sheppard, piano This flute virtuoso joins forces with a pianist of dazzling virtuosity to take us on a tour of op­eras, novellas, and ancient Greek mythology, from Orfeus’ expedition to the Underworld to rescue his departed Eurydice… to Undine, the water nymph, who [...]

MIGH makes the cut! Baltimore Sun lists its “Best of 2013″
MIGH makes the cut!  Baltimore Sun lists its "Best of 2013"

Tim Smith, the fine arts critic for the Baltimore Sun, has once again singled out Music in the Great Hall for an exceptional concert which he included in his list of the best performing arts events in Baltimore during the 2013 calendar year.  The Fleisher Duo’s appearance in April of 2013 was the standout event, [...]

Announcing our 2013-14 40th Anniversary Season! “Amoroso: Musical Expressions of Love”
Announcing our 2013-14 40th Anniversary Season! "Amoroso: Musical Expressions of Love"

Welcome to Music in the Great Hall’s 40th Anniversary season!  This title, which takes its inspiration from the final movement of Prokofiev’s ballet Cinderella, represents our exploration of the many kinds of love… romantic, star-crossed, brotherly, patriotic, and more. A very special Valentine’s Eve cabaret show makes our 40th season a true celebration of love [...]

MIGH Artist Claire Chase is awarded a Macarthur “Genius Grant”!
MIGH Artist Claire Chase is awarded a Macarthur "Genius Grant"!

Claire Chase, flutist and co-founder and director of the Chicago and New York-based International Contemporary Ensemble, appeared in March of 2011 on the Music in the Great Hall stage alongside percussionist Svet Stoyanov in a thrilling program entitled Electric Counterpoint which was received with great enthusiasm in the MIGH community.  Claire has now joined the [...]

The Series Opener was a Smash!
The Series Opener was a Smash!

The Series Opener was a Smash! On Sunday, September 9, Music in the Great Hall presented a fabulous concert featuring the Bryant Park Quartet, in their first performance of three this year in Baltimore, joined by BSO concertmaster Jonathan Carney and MIGH Artistic Director Lura Johnson in a concert that had audiences on their feet! [...]

NPR features upcoming MIGH Artist Claire Chase
NPR features upcoming MIGH Artist Claire Chase

NPR ran a story last week on its daily news program All Things Considered called “Following Claire Chase: A Week in the Life of a Working Musician.”  This sensational flutist is gaining a considerable national reputation for herself, and Music in the Great Hall is very proud to be presenting her in recital, alongside percussionist [...]

Virginia Reinecke, still performing at age 90!
Virginia Reinecke, still performing at age 90!

Virginia Reinecke, co-founder of Music in the Great Hall back in 1974, will play a recital this weekend on a concert which celebrates her 90th birthday.  Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun describes her as “gregarious” and “tireless.”  Click here to read the entire article.

Tim Smith’s Review of Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet
Tim Smith's Review of Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet

On January 16, 2011, Music in the Great Hall proudly presented young clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, the 2010 winner of the Yale and Peggy Gordon Trust Concerto Competition held annually at the Peabody Institute of Music. Gleb and several colleagues from Peabody, pianist Hui-Chuan Chen and cellist Dorotea Racz, played a recital to include Brahms Clarinet [...]