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Classical Music Connections
by Kati Harrison

Years ago while watching the TV series Breaking Bad, I was introduced to the actor John de Lancie. He played the tired and on the edge of a nervous breakdown father of Jesse Pinkman’s troubled girlfriend, Jane. First I realized that John de Lancie played the role of Q in several Star Trek series, but the real Ah Ha was his last name. It turns out the actor John de Lancie is the son of oboist John de Lancie who served as principle oboe for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. It was during John de Lancie Sr.’s tour of duty in Europe during WWII that he met the composer Richard Strauss by chance. At some point during their meeting de Lancie suggested to Strauss that he should write an oboe concerto.  Richard Strauss shook his head in protest of such a thing. Six months later, much to his surprise, John de Lancie discovered that Strauss had just written an oboe concerto.

It is classical music connections just like that which amuse and interest me to no end. In fact, my husband texted me a program from long enough ago that Igor Stravinsky was guest conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra...

Programming Notes

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07/14/18 - The Return of Ulysses - 1pm (Royal Opera and Roundhouse)
07/21/18 - Eugene Onegin - 1pm (Scottish Opera)
07/28/18 - Un ballor in maschera - 1pm (Opera North)
08/04/18 - Lohengrin - 1pm (Royal opera)
08/11/18 - Pelleas et Melisande - 1pm (Glyndebourne)

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the  WBJC Operafest  coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 
Student Composer of the Month

John Scherch features a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area.

This month’s composer is Peter Dayton , who finished his Master’s at Peabody in 2016, has many published recordings, and continues to consult with various prominent composers regarding his work. Listen On-Demand here
Summer Fare from Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is presenting Macbeth and King John for their 2018 summer season. Their founding artistic director, Tom Delise came in to speak with Judith Krummeck. 

Sponsor Spotlight
Young Victorian Theatre Company

Young Vic presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, a comic opera where true love clashes with absurd bureaucracy. the satire of Britain's Victorian-era political system opens Saturday July 14th and runs for only five performances. All shows are at the Sinex Theatre at Roland Park Country School in North Baltimore.

Show Dates
Saturday, July 14 – OPENING NIGHT 8:00pm
Sunday, July 15 – MATINEE 3:00pm
Thursday, July 19 – FAMILY NIGHT! 7:30pm
Saturday, July 21 – CLOSING WEEKEND 8:00pm
Sunday, July 22 – MATINEE 3:00pm

Our evening host, John T.K. Scherch, will be singing the title role! Click here to listen to Dyana's interview with Music Director Chris Cicconi about the production.