WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
In this season of Thanksgiving,
we here at WBJC give thanks for each and every one of YOU.
There is never a moment where we forget that you make this station possible. Every CD in our library, every piece of music played, every watt of electricity used, every Saturday opera broadcast, every staff member employed... each and every part of our existence is made possible by the members, donors, volunteers and underwriters who support our mission:

simply to bring the very best music to each of you, every day of the year.

From all of us here at WBJC... Thank you!
We revisit Austrian Wines for Thanksgiving meals with Jonathan, Mary and special guest Klaus Wittauer.

Programming Notes

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possibly by YOU, our members.

This month:

In his new novel, Safe Houses, Dan Fesperman balances history and suspense across decades as a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA’s operations in postwar Berlin.

Opera Delaware
11/17 - Semiramide - 1pm

Opera Southwest
11/24 - William Tell - 1pm

12/01 - Mefistopfele - 1pm
12/08 - Il Trittico - 1pm
12/15 - La Traviata - 1pm

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. 
Getting a new car? Don’t trade it, donate it!

Before you head to the dealer, plan on donating your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible.

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.    Click here to see how easy    it is!

Is there a piece of music that takes you back to a special time of your life?

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on Facebook . You can even call in during the week and we'll make sure John gets your request!
Blog highlights

The first play I ever saw at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s fabulous Theatre in D.C. was Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Aaron Posner, and I was enthralled by the utter dedication to the text and the clean linearity that Posner brought to this complicated play. Ever since, I have tried to get to as many of the Folger productions as I can, and I never fail to revel in the inventiveness — which is not simply for effect, but always based in faithfulness to the text. Aaron Posner, directing The Winter’s Tale, District Merchants, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night — the list goes on and on — is a true master at this.

Now, we have his production of King John, the first in the chronological line-up of Shakespeare’s eleven English history plays... Read more here

Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem spoke with me about the potential benefits of singing karaoke, his role as Germont in Verdi’s La traviata and Figaro in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, and why opera is universal.

Student Composer of the Month

John Scherch talks with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Frances Pollock, a graduate in theory and composition from Furman University and in voice from Peabody Conservatory, now studying composition at Yale University. She premiered her first full opera, Stinney, at 2640 Space in Baltimore to critical acclaim and multiple awards; the opera will receive its NYC premiere in January at the Prototype Festival...  listen here

Previous podcasts can be found by  clicking here .
Christmas with Choral Arts, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm @ The Baltimore Basilica

Thirteen of Baltimore’s most talented symphonic brass instrumentalists, percussion, and Associate Conductor Leo Wanenchak on organ join Music Director Anthony Blake Clark and the Chorus to tell the festive story of the Christmas season in this brass bonanza. Judith Krummeck will narrate.
Sponsor Spotlight
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents the Baltimore premiere of Thomas Middleton’s city comedy: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside -- the sitcom of early-modern England--about marriage, courtship, and adultery in downtown London.

Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., through November 18

The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's Community Center
3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

"Thank You Word Cloud" graphic By Ashashyou [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons