I'm an unabashed fan of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's new music director, Marin Alsop. She's a brisk breath of fresh air, just the jolt of energy the BSO needed. Here she talks with violinist Mark O'Connor at the Baltimore Theatre Project as part of the "Conversation with a Composer" dialogue series she initiated.
Those of us who've been meeting to sing Sacred Harp in Baltimore every Thursday for the past four or so years are grateful to the pastor and congregation of the First United Church of Christ in Fells Point for allowing us to use their beautiful old sanctuary as a regular singing space.
Day 32: The low and heavy sky
K is the only person I know who demands a gift for Groundhog Day. This little fella was UPS'd by the good folks at Build-a-Bear, and came with his own flop hat and pajamas (for hibernating). Since the name "Punxsutawney Phil" was taken, K dubbed him "Massanutten Mitch."
Day 34: Cathedral of the Incarnation
The church that we've been attending for the past few months. Zut alors. I think we're in danger of becoming Episcopalians.
I've been drinking a lot of tea of late.
My Super Tuesday wish. This is the cover of the December 2007 issue of the Atlantic Monthly.